Chilean political leaders dismiss former president Sebastián Piñera

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Sebastián Piñera, the former president of Chile, tragically passed away in a helicopter accident in the commune of Lago Ranco in the south of the country. His death has been met with an outpouring of condolences from leaders across South America.

The Uruguayan president, Luis Lacalle Pou, expressed his sorrow at Piñera’s passing, highlighting the former president’s positive attitude towards Uruguay and his support during the pandemic. Michelle Bachelet, the former Chilean president, also shared her condolences, emphasizing Piñera’s commitment to the country and democracy.

Leaders from Colombia, Argentina, and Mexico, including Iván Duque, Javier Milei, and Felipe Calderón, also expressed their grief over Piñera’s death, recognizing his leadership and dedication to his country.

The Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, conveyed his dismay at Piñera’s tragic death and highlighted the strengthened ties between Spain and Chile during Piñera’s presidency. Evo Morales, the former president of Bolivia, and Lula Da Silva, the former president of Brazil, also sent their condolences, acknowledging Piñera’s contributions to the region.

Michel Temer, the former Brazilian president, described Piñera as a “great statesman and friend like few others,” while Jeanine Áñez, the former transitional president of Bolivia, emphasized Piñera’s solidarity and commitment to democracy.

Guillermo Lasso, the former president of Ecuador, remembered Piñera as “a great man, loyal to the principles of the democratic world.” The widespread expressions of grief and admiration for Piñera underscore the impact he had on South America and the respect he garnered from his peers.

Sebastián Piñera’s passing has left a void in the hearts of many, but his legacy as a dedicated leader and advocate for democracy will continue to inspire future generations. His contributions to Chile and the region as a whole will not be forgotten, and his memory will live on in the hearts of those who knew and admired him.

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