The president of Chile points out that governments and foreign institutions influenced the social explosion

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The president of Chile points out that governments and foreign institutions influenced the social explosion

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Human Rights Watch complaint to the police chileans for serious human rights violations, The looks broken on the uprisings in Chile: “I Felt the impact in the eye, I fell to the ground... leaving a lot of blood,”

The president of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, stressed that the foreign intervention has impacted on the social eruption in chile, which exploded last October 18 to demand better social goods, such as health and education. In an interview with CNN in Spanish, the representative stated that “the misinformation campaign of false news, of mounts to create a sense of disorder and a total crisis, has been massive”. “And in that there has been, without doubt, the participation of Governments and foreign institutions,” said Piñera. Asked for an example, the president pointed to video-related human rights violations “that have been disseminated widely in the media, chilean and also foreign”: “Not correspond to reality. There are many of them that are false, that are filmed outside Chile or that are misrepresented”.

The statements of Piñera to the american chain has generated a wide-ranging impact in Chile, while part of the interview was issued on the 15th of December and disseminated in extensive the past day 22. The criticisms aimed at the head of the State relativizaba the human rights violations in the framework of the manifestations that have been reported by various international agencies. In the meantime, the national prosecutor, George Abbott, said today that the Public Ministry in its analysis of the images has not encountered situations as reported by the president on videos recorded outside of Chile.

The spokesperson of the Government, Karla Rubilar, had this afternoon to explain the words of Piñera: “We have some images and videos that are from countries such as Bolivia and Colombia, who are fighting with the cops there and one can recognize them by the uniforms, and that have been disproved by the Carabineros [Chile],” said the minister. For Rubilar, however, the president “recognizes the abuses, excesses, crimes and violations that did occur, unfortunately, during these months, which hurt us, and we hope to actually investigate how they correspond”.

it Was so much the pressure, that this night was the president himself who, via a video on Twitter, explained to his sayings: “When I refer to certain fake news in an interview to CNN, not me, I expressed in a manner that is sufficiently precise, leading to interpretations that do not represent my thinking,” said Piñera. “The violations of DD. HH. must be condemned always, by everyone and in every circumstance, and never to tolerate impunity.”

The police excesses in Chile in the framework of the protests have been denounced by various international organizations, such as Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations. In its report on Chile, the OHCHR, for its acronym in English, indicated that it had registered “serious violations” of human rights after the social explosion. The National Human Rights Institute (NHRI) in these 10 weeks of crisis has posted 3.557 wounded û359 of them, injured in the eyes— and 943 legal actions brought before courts for crimes such as torture and ill-treatment or sexual violence. According to the official data, there are foot (3,157 agents of the State injured. According to the Government, have been arrested 21.111 people —without consideration of the imprisoned for not respecting the curfew— which 1.615 found with preventive detention.

In the context of the greatest crisis that has faced Chile in the last decades, the interventions of the representative, further complicate the political situation of his Government. Newly started the crisis, for example, indicated that Chile was “at war” against a powerful enemy, who is willing to use violence without any limit. In November, in an interview granted to THE COUNTRY, Piñera referred to an alleged foreign interference in the social explosion and the action of agents of regimes adverse to his Government. “Nothing is ruled out”, said Piñera, who now has a 11% support and 82% of rejection, according to the latest survey by CADEM. This Thursday, in a field activity on Valparaiso by fires that have affected the city, citizens were grouped at the entrance of the city hall —the seat of regional Government— in protest at their presence.

Updated Date: 27 December 2019, 07:00

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