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Sun May 9, 2021, 05:00 AM

Pinera accused of "crimes against humanity"

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May 8, 2021

Piñera accused of "crimes against humanity." Human rights organizations presented a document in the International Criminal Court accusing the President of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, of crimes against humanity.

Piñera crimes against humanity

Former Spanish judge Baltasar Garzón, the Chilean Human Rights Commission (CHDH), the American Association of Jurists (AAJ) and the Centro di Ricerca e Elaborazione per la Democrazia (CRED), sent the letter to the chief prosecutor of the ICC, Fatou Bensouda, last week.

The next stage is for the prosecutor Bensouda to determine if the case is within the jurisdiction of the ICC, if there are grounds to sustain that there were crimes against humanity and the admissibility of the appeal, a process that, according to the lawyers involved, takes years.

In their 141-page brief, the plaintiffs ask the ICC to initiate an "investigation, present an accusation and a trial (against) the President of the Republic of Chile and other civil, political and police authorities" for "widespread and systematic" Attacks against the civilian population, "occurred simultaneously throughout the national territory of the Republic of Chile, since October 6, 2019 and up to the present, which we consider as Crimes Against Humanity."

The defendants are President Sebastián Piñera, along with former and current Interior Ministers Andrés Chadwick, Gonzalo Blumel, Víctor Pérez and Rodrigo Delgado, the former Undersecretary of the Interior, Rodrigo Ubilla, the current Undersecretary of the Interior, Juan Francisco Galli, the former defense ministers, Alberto Espina, and Mario Desbordes, the former director general of the Carabineros, the militarized national police of Chile, Mario Rozas and the current director general, Ricardo Yáñez, as well as the mayor of the Metropolitan Region. , Felipe Guevara.

The document explains that the Piñera government followed from the beginning a policy of state repression “to confront the demands of the rights of the population as if it were a declaration of internal war, suspending constitutional guarantees and deploying the army in the streets. , thus preparing the ground for the commission of the worst crimes of the State ”.


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Piñera has indisputable connections to the Pinochet dictatorship, unfortunately. From his Wikipedia:

In 1998, Piñera opposed the arrest and detention of Augusto Pinochet, in London, initiated by Baltasar Garzón, arguing that it was an attack on the sovereignty and dignity of Chile.[42]

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Council of Ministers
Main article: Ministries of Chile
Piñera announced what he calls his "cabinet of unity" on Tuesday, 9 February 2010, at 18:00 hours (local time), in Chile's National Historical Museum.[citation needed] The list of names was presented the previous day to the leader of the National Renewal Party, Carlos Larraín, and the leader of the Independent Democratic Union, Juan Antonio Coloma.[citation needed] The cabinet is made up of 16 men and 6 women, with an average age of 49.[citation needed] Amongst Piñera's nominees is Jaime Ravinet, who is defense minister of the current president's cabinet and a former member of the Christian Democratic Party, from which he resigned upon accepting Piñera's cabinet offer.[citation needed] Also a nominee is Cristián Larroulet, who was an economic planning adviser under Pinochet.

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In January 2018, Piñera unveiled his cabinet to harsh criticism: his interior minister, Andrés Chadwick, was a vocal supporter of Pinochet dictatorship, which had previously appointed him president of the Catholic University Students Federation.[93] In 2012 Chadwick expressed "deep repentance" for this support after discovering "over the years" serious human rights violations committed by the dictatorship, while defending the regime on other grounds.[94]

Chadwick and justice minister Hernán Larraín were also "supporters and defenders of the secretive German enclave Colonia Dignidad, which was established by the fugitive Nazi officer and paedophile Paul Schäfer in the early 60s".[93] Colonia Dignidad was used by Pinochet security officials to torture and murder opponents of the regime.[93][95]

Other appointees with ties to the Pinochet includes mining minister Baldo Prokurica, a governor in the Pinochet government.


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Sebastian Piñera's brother, Pinochet cabinet minister:

José Piñera Echenique (born October 6, 1948) is a Chilean Mo, one of the famous Chicago Boys, who served as minister of Labor and Social Security, and of Mining, in the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.[1] He is the architect of Chile's private pension system based on personal retirement accounts. Piñera has been called "the world's foremost advocate of privatizing public pension systems"[2] as well as "the Pension Reform Pied Piper" (by the Wall Street Journal).[3] He is now Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think tank based in Washington, President of the International Center for Pension Reform based in Santiago, Senior Fellow at the Italian libertarian think tank Istituto Bruno Leoni, and member of the Advisory Board of the Vienna-based Educational Initiative for Central and Eastern Europe. He has a master's degree and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. Piñera is a Board Member in Chile and an active supporter of SOS Children's Villages, the largest orphan and abandoned children's charity in the world. Today, Piñera is director of the magazine Economía y Sociedad, that was relaunched in November 2016.


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It appears these fascists never go away, they just wait in the wings until they can try to stage another bloody coup, or crooked election and get back in again to steal everything that isn't tied down, and eliminate dissidents until they get kicked out again.

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