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The week in photos: August 4-10, 2018

Aug 11, 2018 - 7:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

NO TO WAR. An Indian student wearing a mask poses with her hands painted with a slogans for peace during a rally to mark Hiroshima Day in Mumbai on August 6, 2018. Photo by Punit Paranjpe/AFP

Conservative billionaire Pinera sworn in as president of Chile

Mar 12, 2018 - 8:08 AM

Sebastian Pinera, who was president from 2010-2014, promises to stimulate growth and create jobs. He is assuming the presidency just as Chile's economy is showing signs of rebounding from a period of sluggish growth due to low prices for copper, the country's biggest export.

SEBASTIAN PINERA. Chile's new President Sebastian Pinera gestures upon arrival at La Moneda presidential palace in Santiago after the inauguration ceremony on March 11, 2018. Photo by Claudio Reyes/AFP

Billionaire Piñera to return as Chile's president

Dec 18, 2017 - 10:02 AM

(UPDATED) Sebastian Piñera will lead the country – the world's top copper producer – for 4 years starting in March 2018

WINNER. Chilean presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera, surrounded by his family and supporters, celebrates his victory outside a hotel in Santiago after the runoff election on December 17, 2017. Martin Bernetti/AFP

Polls open in uncertain Chile vote

Dec 17, 2017 - 7:57 PM

About 14 million people are eligible to cast ballots at more than 43,000 polling stations which opened at 8 am local time

ELECTIONS. A woman sets up polling stations at the National stadium in Santiago, Chile on December 16, 2017 on the eve of the presidential election. Photo by Claudio Reyes/AFP

Piñera, Guillier to contest runoff in Chile election

Nov 20, 2017 - 9:48 AM

Billionaire conservative Sebastian Piñera and leftist former TV journalist Alejandro Guillier will contest a runoff next month

COMEBACK. Chilean presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera (C)speaks to the press during the national election, in Santiago, on November 19, 2017. Claudio Reyes/AFP

Piñera poised for presidential comeback in Chile

Nov 19, 2017 - 3:38 PM

If the 67-year-old billionaire does ultimately become head of state, it would be his second chance to run Latin America's fifth-biggest economy

Chile's presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera delivers a speech while sharing a picnic with supporters in Santiago, on November 17, 2017, ahead of the presidential elections next November 19. Chile has been considered since the '90s a hub of political stability and economic performance due to neo-liberal free market methods applied during the late dictator Augusto Pinochet's rule -privatising healthcare, education and pensions. The downside for the population was that salaries were frozen, unemployment and poverty increased and -despite outgoing President Michelle Bachelet's education reform bill- students have kept on protesting against the still expensive and unequal education system. / AFP PHOTO / CLAUDIO REYES

Crisis-hit Venezuela bars ex-presidents from talks with opposition

Jan 26, 2015 - 11:49 AM

Venezuela denies the former presidents of Chile and Colombia permission to speak to jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez

Lilian Tintori (C) wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, former Chilean president Sebastian Pinera (R) and former Colombian president Andres Pastrana (2nd L), walk outside the military prison of Ramo Verde, outside Caracas on January 25, 2015. Federico Parra/AFP

Chileans head to polls with Bachelet poised to win

Nov 17, 2013 - 2:04 PM

Although Chile has enjoyed economic success in recent years front runner Bachelet has pledged to bring a new cycle of reforms to reverse the country s wide income gap

BACK IN POWER? A man walks amid two electoral posters of former Chilean president Michelle Bachelet, presidential candidate of the opposition Nueva Mayoría, in a street of Santiago de Chile, Chile, 14 November 2013. EPA/Felipe Trueba

Chavez death: LatAm leaders mourn, US hopes for better ties

Mar 06, 2013 - 9:14 AM

Latin America mourned the death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday March 5 as the United States expressed hope his passing would lead to improved relations

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez gestures before voting in Caracas on October 07, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Luis Acosta