We stayed in Santiago for three nights, getting on a night-bus to Pucon on the fourth.
Not much noteworthy happened in Santiago, we mainly wandered around the city. It was a bit of a let-down after Valparaiso, too big, too expensive, too busy and nowhere near as charming. I suspect we might have appreciated the place more if we had come here first. The bohemian Bellavista neighborhood in particular had lots of potential - pretty tree lined streets, many bars and cafes and lots of elaborate, pretty graffiti. But we just weren't in the mood.
We probably saw the president at one point, judging by the barricades, media and cheering crowds, but we did not recognize him.
The most dramatic events were unrelated to the city, and all occurred on the last day: my laptop misbehaved badly, my tenants announced that they would like to move out as soon as possible and I had a bit of a migraine.