Traición a la patria: La historia oculta de la corrupción en el Ejército de Chile y cómo los medios de comunicación guardaron silencio

El periodista Mauricio Weibel presenta el libro que destapó el millonario desfalco a la Ley del Cobre en manos de militares. Una investigación con fuentes ocultas y amenazas, que los grandes medios intentaron silenciar.

La investigación comenzó tímidamente el año 2014 tras un encuentro entre el periodista y el abogado en derechos humanos Carlos Cruz, sobre un pequeño desfalco por cincuenta millones de pesos. Pero la intuición de Mauricio Weibel fue más grande y propuso continuar con la investigación, y no fue fácil.

De acuerdo al periodista, la “gran mayoría de los testigos solo estuvieron dispuestos a hablar off the record” y “los medios de comunicación se negaron a publicar los avances”. Salvo dos periodistas de The Clinic apostaron por difundir dos notas, sin embargo, el silencio de los grandes medios persistió, no así la presión de las redes sociales que finalmente permitió romper el cerco informativo.

“Muchas veces me preguntaron si tenía miedo al hacer esta investigación. Solo puedo decir que decidí no pensar en eso. Mal que mal, mi casa fue asaltada tres veces en 2012, cuando publiqué la historia de los archivos secretos de la dictadura militar. En esa ocasión, sólo robaron mis computadores y pendrive.”, señala el autor.

“Casualmente, durante la redacción de este libro, también fueron asaltadas las dependencias de The Clinic en el barrio Lastarria, desde donde fueron sustraídos todos los equipos que usamos los periodistas para trabajar y guardar información. No hay antecedentes concretos sobre las motivaciones detrás de este delito, salvo atendibles sospechas que alberga cada cual y algo de sentido común.”, agrega.

Para poder realizar la investigación el periodista también tuvo que indagar entre archivos secretos, confidenciales y reservados como la Ley Reservada del Cobre, referidos a las compras del Ejército entre los años 2005 y 2014; las leyes secretas de la dictadura militar chilena (1973-1990); el expediente judicial de la causa 575-2014 sobre defraudación a los fondos reservados del cobre, y los archivos secretos de la CIA sobre compras de armas de Chile, entre otros. La cadena de responsables está llegando a altos mandos del ejército como es el caso del general Fuente-Alba, e incluso a ex personeros de gobierno como Francisco Vidal, quien presumiblemente estaba al tanto del desproporcionado crecimiento del patrimonio de Fuente-Alba.

El robo del siglo que pudo financiar las demandas sociales del país

Chile destinó cerca de 13 millones de dólares a la compra de armas a través de sus Fuerzas Armadas entre los años 2000 y 2015. De acuerdo a la investigación, “Estos fondos, provenientes de la Ley Reservada del Cobre, pudieron haber financiado en conjunto la construcción de treinta hospitales, la edificación de cien liceos de excelencia en cada región de Chile, la habilitación de trescientas farmacias populares, todos los embalses que el país requiere para su seguridad hídrica y el levantamiento de treinta y cinco mil viviendas sociales para erradicar los campamentos que pueblan las ciudades. También habría alcanzado para la reforma educacional, exigida por las familias desde 2011.”

Pero esto no ocurrió. Los millonarios fondos fueron destinados a financiar los proyectos Centauro, Daga y Limbo del Ejército, y a fortalecer la adquisición de armamentos para la Marina y la Aviación.
“Ninguno de los multimillonarios gastos militares fue revisado por la Contraloría General de la República o el Congreso en profundidad. Ni siquiera los presidentes de la Cámara de Diputados y del Senado conocieron jamás los pormenores de estas operaciones; en realidad, nadie hasta hoy, salvo privilegiados funcionarios de las Fuerzas Armadas y el Ministerio de Defensa que tuvieron a su cargo la ejecución presupuestaria de estos recursos, como consta en documentos del Ejército y de los procesos judiciales en curso sobre los millonarios desfalcos asociados al Milicogate”, indica la investigación.

Traición a la Patria se convierte en una lectura necesaria en medio del permanente bloqueo informativo en el país y la necesidad de evidenciar el poderes militar sobre la civilidad.

Mauricio Weibel ha trabajado como corresponsal investigando temas sobre dictaduras militares, tráfico de armas o paraísos fiscales, para medios como El País y El Mundo. Es autor de varios libros, destacando entre ellos Asociación ilícita, los archivos secretos de la dictadura.

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