(December 12, 2008) After months of threats, the government of Ecuador has made good on its promise to forego payment of foreign loans deemed illegitimate by the country’s debt audit commission.
(November 15, 2008) Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa said he’ll suspend payments on foreign debt he deems “illegitimate” should an upcoming report find there is legal basis to do so.
(February 7, 2007) Ecuador’s Economy Minister Ricardo Patino said late last month that his country had set up a commission to audit Ecuador’s US$10.3 billion external debt, and that Ecuador would not pay foreign debt that the commission declared "illegitimate."
(August 11, 2006) The judge investigating the origin of the personal fortune of Augusto Pinochet rejected a request for dismissal by his defense lawyers because of his state of health and impaired ability to speak, judicial sources said here Friday.
(March 16, 2006) The New York branch of The Bank of Chile refused to hand over the records of the Pinochet Foundation, which is suspected of having been used by the ex Chilean dictator to launder money.
(March 8, 2006) While Chile battled recession in the early 80s, General Augusto Pinochet was using a false name to hide his fortune in Chilean banks.
(November 27, 2005) Chilean President Ricardo Lagos was quoted Sunday as saying his country’s former dictator, Gen. Augusto Pinochet, "no longer exists" politically.
(November 26, 2005) Former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet cancelled his 90th birthday celebrations yesterday, citing health concerns after he was charged and arrested for crimes ranging from human rights violations to multimillion-dollar tax fraud.
(November 24, 2005) Arrest seen as victory for regime’s victims.
(November 16, 2005) Chilean former dictator Augusto Pinochet told a judge he doesn’t believe there were excesses during his 17-year rule, and if there were, God would pardon him, a human rights lawyer said.
(October 19, 2005) Chile’s Supreme Court stripped former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet of his immunity from prosecution on Wednesday so he can face charges of tax fraud involving an estimated $27 million in offshore accounts, a court source told Reuters.
(October 14, 2005) Chile’s former military ruler, Augusto Pinochet, amassed some of his secret fortune with commissions from weapons sales, a state prosecutor has said.
(October 3, 2005) Augusto Pinochet has few public friends left; Salvador Allende’s reputation is being revived.
(September 16, 2005) The Serious Fraud Office is expected to launch an investigation into disclosures that the arms company BAE secretly paid more than £1m to the former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.
(September 16, 2005) A day after Chile’s Supreme Court opened the way for a third major trial against the 89-year-old ex-dictator Augusto Pinochet, his lawyers won another round in their efforts to protect him from prosecution for human rights abuses by his regime.