A political scandal is a kind of political corruption that is exposed and becomes a scandal, in which politicians or government officials are accused of engaging in various illegal, corrupt, or unethical practices. A political scandal can involve the breaking of the nation's laws or moral codes.
Operation Condor (1976-) - A campaign of political repression involving assassination and intelligence operations by the right-wing dictatorships of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Brazil
Villa Grimaldi was a complex of buildings used for the interrogation and torture of political prisoners by DINA, the Chilean secret police, during the government of Augusto Pinochet.
Carlos Prats (1973) - Assassination of Chilean General in the frame of Operation Condor.
Letelier case (1976) - Chilean politician and former minister murdered in Washington D.C.
Chilean Amnesty Law of 1978 (1978) - "entrenches impunity of those responsible for torture, disappearances and other serious human rights violations"
Televisión Nacional de Chile (3 December 1987) showed a secret service video of a young woman, tortured, imprisoned, and forced to make a public statement of guilt of her envolment in the kidnapping of an army officer
1989 Chilean grape scare involving two grapes in Chile that were found to be tainted with Cyanide. None were found upon testing
La Cutufa a clandestine finance syndicate offered investors, mostly officers of the army, tax-free interest rates of 20% a month. After a dissatisfied investor was murdered, 4 generals and 16 officers were cashiered and 200 sanctioned.
Sold of weapons to Croatia and assassination of Gerardo Huber (1992), a former DINA officer. The deal involved 370 tons of weapons, sold to Croatia by Chile on 7 December 1991, when the former country was under a United Nations' embargo because of the support for Croatia war in Yugoslavia.
Piñeragate (1992) - Political espionage and eavesdropping
Karadima case (2010-ongoing) - Pedophilia case involving Catholic priest Fernando Karadima and an alleged protection network which includes Cardinal Francisco Javier Errázuriz and businessman Eliodoro Matte.
Killing of Vivian McKay and Werner Luchsinger by mapuche activists in an arson attack while trying to defend their home
Pedro Velásquéz, second vice president of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile, was suspended by the Ethics Committee after the discovery of a debt of CLP 280-million (roughly US$593,427) that Velásquez owes the commune of Coquimbo via tax fraud.