CHILEAN PRESIDENT SHAKING UP GOVERNMENT AMID PROTESTS

Oct 26, 2019

By Jeremy Logan

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Chile’s president has asked all his Cabinet members to offer their resignations as he shakes up his government in response to a massive wave of protests.

image courtesy of SCMP

President Sebastian Pinera announced the impending Cabinet shakeup Saturday following protests the day earlier that drew more than 1 million people in the capital.

Pinera said he’d heard the message and said, “We have all changed” because of the protests that were triggered by a small subway fare hike and exploded into anger over economic inequality.

The president already has reacted by taking measures including raising the minimum wage and pensions, as well as scrapping the fare increase.

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