2019 Chilean protests
Chilean President Sebastián Piñera fires all sitting ministers of his government.
Sources: BBC News
Sources: BBC News
The process of impeachment against Chilean President Sebastián Piñera moves to the Senate after passing the lower-chamber overnight. In order to remove Piñera from power, the impeachment will need to pass the Senate with a two-thirds vote.
Chilean opposition politicians agree to seek impeachment of President Sebastián Piñera due to potential conflict of interest and tax evasion, as revealed by the Pandora Papers which were released on Sunday.
Chilean President Sebastián Piñera announces his government's support for a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in Chile.
An impeachment inquiry is launched against Chilean President Sebastián Piñera due to his alleged role in the violation of human rights in the ongoing protests.
Overnight, protesters forcibly storm the Argentine embassy in Santiago and set it on fire because of the Argentine government's support for President Sebastián Piñera. Ambassador José Octavio Bordón is unharmed and now considering moving the embassy.
Due to the escalation in the protests, President Sebastián Piñera announces the cancellation of the 2019 APEC Summit and the United Nations Climate Change Conference, due to be hosted in Santiago in the following weeks.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announces all Amazon-region nations except Venezuela will meet to discuss a coordinated response to the disaster. He also reiterates rejection of G7 money to assist the efforts unless French President Emmanuel Macron issues him an apology, but after meeting with Chilean President Sebastián Piñera accepts an offer of four firefighting aircraft from Chile.
In Chile, Catholic Church leaders and President Sebastián Piñera meet for more than an hour to discuss the child sexual abuse scandal and agree to send a letter to all the country's parishes.
As Sebastián Piñera is inaugurated as the new President of Chile, a new earthquake —6.9 and 6.7 magnitude—strike 40 km west of Pichilemu.
Sebastián Piñera is elected President of Chile in the second round of the presidential election.