News Alerts

27 Oct 2019 | 05:38 PM UTC

Chile: President Pinera calls upon cabinet to resign, lifts state of emergency October 27 /update 15

Chile News Alert

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera calls upon cabinet to resign and lifts countrywide state of emergency October 27; further protests expected over the coming days

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/27/2019, 12:00 AM until 10/30/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Santiago). COUNTRY/REGION Chile, SAntiago

Read all related news alert(s):


On Saturday, October 26, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera publicly called upon his cabinet ministers to resign after one million people participated in a march in Santiago on Friday, October 25, calling for social justice and protesting inequality. President Pinera also announced that the countrywide state of emergency would be lifted on Sunday, October 27, along with the numerous military curfews in place in urban centers.

Further protests and a heightened security presence are expected over the near term, particularly in urban centers.


Demonstrations began on October 6 after the Chilean government announced an increase in metro and bus fares. The mass protests escalated in Santiago and other cities over the following days to denounce high costs of living, rising electricity prices, the privatization of water, and other social issues. According to the Chilean National Institute of Human Rights, 2840 people have been arrested and 582 have been injured in the protests. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) indicates that at least 18 people have been killed. The United Nations announced it would send a mission to Chile in order to investigate claims of human rights abuses during the wave of protests.


Individuals in Chile, particularly in Santiago, are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests due to the risk of violence, prepare for disruptions to transportation and business, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities.


Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news