Chile: Pinera faces impeachment over Pandora Papers claims

Source: South China Morning Post [Hong Kong]

“Chile’s opposition moved to impeach the country’s president, Sebastian Pinera, for the controversial sale of a mining company through a firm owned by his children, which appeared in the Pandora Papers leaks. Pinera used ‘his office for personal business,’ said congressman Tomas Hirsch when presenting the accusation in the lower house of Congress on Wednesday, the first step in the impeachment process that could last for several weeks. The move comes after the Chilean public prosecutor’s office opened an investigation on October 8 into the claims surrounding the sale in 2010, during Pinera’s first term in office, of the Dominga mining company.” (10/14/21)