Chilean President Visits London

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 97 months ago
Chilean President Visits London

President Sebastián Piñera Echenique
President Sebastián Piñera Echenique of Chile, the most media-saturated head of state in the world right now, is in London at the start of a European trip to drum up trade. Piñera, who became the country's president in March, comes bearing gifts (rocks from the San Jose mine) and invoked the spirit of Churchill during a visit to the Cabinet War Rooms yesterday. He'll meet today with the Queen and David Cameron, a sight less embarrassing to the party than Margaret Thatcher palling around with General Pinochet during his UK house arrest. President Piñera will also give a public lecture at LSE tonight (tickets are all gone, alas), but rumours that he will also schedule in a meeting with Arthur Scargill look wide of the mark.

Last Updated 18 October 2010