Trapped miners could be free by weekend

SANTIAGO, Chile, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Thirty-three Chilean miners trapped deep underground could make their way to the surface as early as this weekend, officials said Tuesday.
Miners' familes complain of 'politics'

Miners' familes complain of 'politics'

COPIAPO, Chile, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Some families of Chilean miners trapped underground since Aug. 5 say they worry that the country's president may be using the rescue to boost his popularity.

Third drill effort to reach Chile miners

SANTIAGO, Chile, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said work on a third rescue tunnel would begin soon at the site where 33 miners have been trapped for more than a month.
Trapped miners sing national anthem

Trapped miners sing national anthem

SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The 33 miners trapped in a Chilean mine cheered, applauded and sang the country's anthem in their first verbal contact with the outside world, officials said.
33 trapped Chilean miners say they're OK

33 trapped Chilean miners say they're OK

COPIAPO, Chile, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Thirty-three miners trapped deep underground in northern Chile for 17 days let rescuers know Sunday they are OK, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera confirmed.

Regulators face ax over Chilean mining disaster

SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Chile's regulators responsible for safe upkeep of the country's mines Friday faced the ax as the fate of 33 miners trapped deep under a collapsed shaft for nine days remained uncertain.

Chilean arms purchases rile Peru

LIMA, June 23 (UPI) -- Continued Chilean arms purchases put fresh strains on bilateral ties with Peru amid signs the quake-hit country would go ahead with military regeneration plans that seemed in jeopardy when a 8.8 magnitude devastated large parts of its infrastructure.
Chile mulls new tax to fund quake reconstruction

Chile mulls new tax to fund quake reconstruction

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 19 (UPI) -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is considering a selective tax hike to raise cash for a $30 billion reconstruction program that looms large after the huge Feb. 27 earthquake and numerous afershocks.
Dismay as Pinera is jolted into presidency by quake aftershock

Dismay as Pinera is jolted into presidency by quake aftershock

SANTIAGO, Chile, March 11 (UPI) -- As inauspicious beginnings go, Chile's President-elect Pinera had his share Thursday as an aftershock jolted the nation as the successor to Michele Bachelet was sworn in.

Chile's President-elect Pinera faces economic woes

SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Chile's President-elect Sebastian Pinera faces tough economic challenges, some leftovers of the global financial crisis and others from past regimes as he fills his Cabinet with academics, economists and technocrats.
Chilean election heads to runoff

Chilean election heads to runoff

SANTIAGO, Chile, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- Center-right billionaire Sebastian Pinera won the first round of Chile's presidential election, boosting his bid to upend the left-of-center government.

Chilean voters to elect new president

SANTIAGO, Chile, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Voters in Chile chose a successor to President Michelle Bachelet Sunday with polls indicating a conservative billionaire would win the majority of votes.

Chile elects its first woman president

SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Chilean voters have elected Michelle Bachelet the country's first woman president.

Chile presidential candidates end campaign

SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Chile's two presidential candidates wrapped up their campaigns Thursday and polls indicate Chile could elect its first woman president.

Bachelet maintains lead in Chile polls

SANTIAGO, Chile, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Chile's socialist presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet maintains a strong lead over right-wing businessman Sebastian Pinera ahead of Jan. 15 elections.
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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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