Chile expands wind power resources

SANTIAGO, Chile, June 27 (UPI) -- Chile has set sights on expanding wind power generation as President Sebastian Pinera's government battles environmental controversies over multibillion mining and hydrocarbon projects.
U.S. focus pulls in Pacific nations for wider trade links

U.S. focus pulls in Pacific nations for wider trade links

SANTIAGO, Chile, June 13 (UPI) -- Latin America's Pacific littoral states Chile, Colombia and Peru will likely be key to cementing U.S. President Barack Obama's Trans Pacific Partnership, analysts say.
Obama, Chile's Pinera discuss Visa Waiver Program

Obama, Chile's Pinera discuss Visa Waiver Program

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama, after a meeting Tuesday with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, said they discussed Chile's participation in the Visa Waiver Program.
Obama schedule for Tuesday, June 4

Obama schedule for Tuesday, June 4

WASHINGTON, June 4 (UPI) -- President Obama hosts a bilateral meeting with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera in the Oval Office Tuesday, the White House said.

Unspent billions of Chilean defense fund remain a mystery

SANTIAGO, Chile, May 21 (UPI) -- More than $4 billion of cash reserved for Chilean military procurement remains unspent because of mysterious workings of funding arrangements.

Budget cuts prompt Chile to reassess defense buys

SANTIAGO, Chile, May 1 (UPI) -- Chile's budgetary constraints are coming in the way of what began as an ambitious defense refurbishment and regeneration program with multibillion dollar purchase plans.

Mercosur seeks more Pacific partners for commodities, goods

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 30 (UPI) -- As Europe struggles with multiple eurozone crises and economic downturn, emergent Latin America is tilting toward the Pacific region as a potential major partner for its diverse inventory of commodities, processed goods, minerals and other raw materials.

Protests take shine off South American gold and copper mining

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 12 (UPI) -- Protests against environmental risks of copper and gold mining are taking the shine off huge investment projects in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru, plus neighboring countries wanting to boost income through mineral resources.

Marriage bill buoys Chilean advocates

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 4 (UPI) -- Gay rights groups say they are pushing Chilean lawmakers to approve a proposal for a domestic partnership registry that has lingered in Congress since 2011.

Pinera cash handout seen as a vote ploy

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 29 (UPI) -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera pushed legislation in congress for a cash handout to 7 million poor seen by analysts as his center-right coalition's bid to counteract "the Bachelet effect."

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Bachelet to seek another term as president

Bachelet to seek another term as president

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 28 (UPI) -- Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet says she plans to run again for her country's highest office.

Venezuelans wait for hours to view Chavez

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 8 (UPI) -- Nicolas Maduro was sworn in as Venezuela's interim president Friday in Caracas, three days after his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, died of cancer.

Court battle looms over Chile power plant

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 8 (UPI) -- A costly court battle looms over a $1.4 billion Chilean power plant well advanced in construction but now faced with cancellation after an appeals court ruling on local protests.
South American leaders support Maduro

South American leaders support Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela, March 7 (UPI) -- South American leaders closed ranks around Venezuelan acting President Nicolas Maduro, the late Hugo Chavez's chosen successor, as Chavez lay in state Thursday.
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Sebastian Pinera
Sebastian Pinera, a candidate from the moderate wing of Chile's conservatives, garnered about 26 per cent of the vote in Chile's presidential election on December 11, 2005. Pinera is shown after voting. Socialist Michelle Bachelet will face a united right wing in a January 15 runoff after failing to win more than 50 percent of the vote. (UPI Photo)

Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique (Spanish pronunciation: ; born December 1, 1949) is a Chilean investor and politician. He was elected President of Chile in January 2010, taking office in March 2010.

One year after his birth, Piñera's family moved abroad to Belgium and later to New York City where his father was the Chilean ambassador to the United Nations. Piñera returned to Chile in 1955 and was enrolled in the Colegio del Verbo Divino ("Divine Word College"), from which he graduated in 1967.

Piñera then matriculated at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile to undertake his undergraduate degree in Business and Administration, from which he graduated in 1971. Upon graduation, he was awarded the Raúl Iver Oxley Prize which is given to the best overall student of each class.

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