List of political scandals in Chile

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

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.

See also

This is a list of major political scandals in Chile:

1800s[edit]

  • "Scorpion" scandal (1809) - A smuggling scandal that caused the fall of the Royal Governor and hastened Chilean Independence

1810s[edit]

1820s[edit]

1830s[edit]

1840s[edit]

1850s[edit]

1860s[edit]

1870s[edit]

1880s[edit]

1890s[edit]

1900s[edit]

  • Meat riots in Santiago, Chile in October 1905 were the earliest and one of the biggest riots to take place in Chile
  • Santa María de Iquique School Massacre ("Matanza de la Escuela Santa María de Iquique") (1907) - The slaughter of hundreds of striking saltpeter workers in Iquique at the hands of the police and military forces

1910s[edit]

1920s[edit]

1930s[edit]

1940s[edit]

1950s[edit]

1960s[edit]

1970s[edit]

For a more extensive list of scandals and crimes committed during the Pinochet era, see
Rettig Report
Valech Report
Human Rights Violations of the Chilean dictatorship

1980s[edit]

1990s[edit]

2000s[edit]

2010s[edit]

  • 2010 Santiago prison fire killed 81 inmates in Chile's deadliest prison incident
  • 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.
  • Kodama case (2010–11) - The Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning was ready to pay 17,000,000,000 Chilean Pesos (approximately 24,000,000 Euro in 2011) to a building contractor "Kodama" for works that were valued in maximal 3,000,000,000 Chilean Pesos.
  • 7.926 students displaced with the closing of Universidad del Mar[8][9]
  • Killing of Vivian McKay and Werner Luchsinger by mapuche activists in an arson attack while trying to defend their home[10]
  • 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.[11]

References[edit]

See also[edit]