Students reject Chilean education reforms

SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera's latest jab at calming rioting students with an education reforms package provoked more street protests in Santiago and other cities.

Pinera faces renewed student anger

SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Protesting students clash with police in Santiago: 49 police injured and 75 arrests

Chile still seeking Black Hawk helicopters

SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Chile is seeking U.S. government information for possible purchase of additional Black Hawk helicopters for the Chilean air force, industry sources said.

Latin America starts new regional alliance

CERRO PARANAL, Chile, June 7 (UPI) -- Leaders of Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru launched an economic and political pact to rival other groupings in the area considered obsolete or ineffective.
Pinera courts risk in Chile education row

Pinera courts risk in Chile education row

SANTIAGO, Chile, May 18 (UPI) -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is courting more political risks to his rule by not doing as much as his critics want him to do to defuse the crisis in education.
Chile pledges reforms as students march

Chile pledges reforms as students march

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 27 (UPI) -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera pledged wide-ranging education reforms to be funded by new taxation but protests continue.

Chile bolsters defense with Boeing program

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 29 (UPI) -- Chile took delivery of the last of its KC-135E Stratotankers serviced by Boeing under a Programmed Depot Maintenance project begun in 2010.

Chile to build up Antarctic military presence

SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Chile is going ahead with a multibillion-dollar plan that includes Antarctica, including defense and tourist options.
Chile president OKs human rights deputy

Chile president OKs human rights deputy

SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A new undersecretary of human rights position would be created in Chile under a bill signed by President Sebastian Pinera.

Chile's Pinera sees trouble ahead in energy output

SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera says Chile's energy outlook is likely to get worse before it gets better.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012.
By United Press International

Chile blames forest fires on terrorists

SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Six firefighters were killed trying to put out forest fires in the Carahue community of southern Chile, officials said.

Fire charred 50 sq. miles in Chilean park

SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- A wildfire charred 50 square miles of Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile, Finance Minister Paul Longueira said Tuesday.

Latin American, Caribbean bloc formed

CARACAS, Venezuela, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The leaders of 33 Latin American and Caribbean nations Saturday formed a new organization to promote the region's interests.

Chile to take delivery of French warship

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Chile will take delivery of a reconditioned French navy landing craft next month after a successful conclusion of a long delayed $80 million deal, part of the Latin American country's overall strategy to refurbish the military.
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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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