New messages between the former Seremi of Housing, Carlos Contreras, and the former undersecretary of the portfolio, Tatiana Rojas, reveal the role played by the latter in the statements in the controversial case of Democracia Viva.
New messages between the former Seremi of Housing in Antofagasta, Carlos Contreras, and the former undersecretary of the portfolio, Tatiana Rojas, show how the latter handled the communications at the beginning of the controversy in the case of Living Democracy.
All this was done with the knowledge of the leader of the Ministry of Housing, Carlos Montes.
This is a report by Channel 13 that revealed that on the morning of June 16, hours before Timeline published a report with criticism from the civil servants association, the former undersecretary sent several messages to the former seremi involved in the Democratic Revolution.
At 10:17 a.m., Rojas asked Contreras to let him know when he sent the statement and later pointed out that “I had to review it before sending it, and they asked me to.”
In this same conversation, exRD shared a file that can be edited online by different people. The former undersecretary sent him an audio file where he told him what things he could add so he could deliver them to the press.
“You are only telling what the processes of the agreement are, but you are not telling the truth. An agreement is made within the framework of… the part that is one of the others. That there are 10 of which 9 are executed … that these are the amounts of others … or rather than putting the table, it is said … eh, the total number of agreements executed for X amount in amount, and it represents a… I don’t know… 1% or 8%? I don’t know. I don’t know now… about the total… uh… the agreements… the number of agreements is so many… I don’t know, the number of institutions is so many… that part,” Rojas told him at 11:03 in the morning.
Likewise, he also recommends that “you need to introduce… you need to introduce the truth first. Then, the actions that develop… basically have to do with the fact that this is another among them, that it does its job, that we thoroughly review its compliance, and that it is in order. And then, a conclusion that seems to be something concrete… but here you are left with the story of what agreements.
The conversation between Rojas and Contreras continues. In the third audio, Rojas asked him to remove some paragraphs and told him: “Oh, I don’t know.” I’ll go to the office, and I’ll look into it.”
The messages that spread to Montes
After the arrangements, at 1:16 p.m. on June 16, the ex-seremi told him that they were ready to publish and that many media outlets had inquired.
However, Rojas told him to wait. “Yes, the idea is that you wait for me to give you the signal to leave,” he wrote on WhatsApp.
Contreras wanted to make a statement, so he asked, “Submit any instructions? The local media asked for a statement: We are preparing answers to some questions; do you allow me to go out of line with the document we drafted?”
However, the former undersecretary asked him to wait a few more minutes because he needed to “continue.” Exactly at 3:21 pm, Rojas wrote, “We have it, but I need the VB (approval) from the Minister.
“He was in a speech; he came from the stage and spoke to me. (…) He lasted 20 minutes,” added the former undersecretary.
These messages leave many questions as to when and how the authorities found out about this controversial case, since at that time Timeline had not published the report on its website.