Amid ongoing civil unrest in Chile against the rule of President Sebastian Pinera and his right-wing policies, the president maintains that he will continue to the end of his term.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera on Wednesday announced that his country is pulling out of organizing Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit and UN Climate Change Conference amid escalating violence in country-wide protests.
The Chilean government's treatment of protesters is reviving painful memories of the brutal dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.
The president asked all his cabinet members to resign, saying that he understands the message of the protests and promising that change is coming.
Pinera garnered international attention for his handling of the dramatic rescue of trapped miners in 2010, and is seen as a safe pair of hands by investors. But his administration was marred by massive student protests seeking an education overhaul.
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