Francisco Javier Errazuriz Talavera
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Francisco Javier Errazuriz Talavera is a Chilean businessman and a former senator and presidential candidate of the Progressive Union of the Centrist Center. He is commonly known as Fra-Fra because he was a stutterer during his childhood. Errazuriz Talavera is of Basque descent.
He was born in Santiago, son of former senator Ladislao Errazuriz and Amelia Talavera. He studied in the Liceo Aleman and the Escuela Militar Bernardo O'Higgins, reaching the rank of "brigadier major". He established various companies across Chile, but his most successful endeavor was the Unimarc supermarkets.
However, the Rancagua Appeals Court accused Errazuriz of "crimes and kidnapping" on December 22, 1998, due to the accusations by attorney Francisco Fernandez, who said he had been attacked and retained against his will by workers of Errazuriz in his property in Maule. The Supreme Court voted to strip Errazuriz of his senatorial immunity on 1999, the first time a senator lost his immunity since 1967.
Official congressional biography
Genealogical chart of Errazuriz family
Human Rights Watch on the Fernandez/Jaramillo cases
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