Once again, the business efforts of President Sebastián Piñera place him in the spotlight, this time due to his connection with the Minera Dominga project, of which he was part as owner of Andes Iron, which intends to build the project in the northern sector of the commune. of La Higuera through the Mediterranean Investment Fund.
According to the electronic media Ciper Chile, Piñera and his family were involved with the initiative through the company managed by Administradora Bancorp, which controlled a third of the property of Minera Activa Uno Spa, owner of Minera Dominga.
As revealed by the publication of Pandora Papers where more than 11 million documents of businesses in tax havens are released by world leaders, points out that part of the triangulation between Piñera and Délano was carried out precisely in a tax haven, the Virgin Islands, a business that reported to the investors including the Chilean president, earnings of one thousand percent in 18 months.
Before the journalistic revelation, criticisms of President Piñera’s management emerged from the political world. One of them was the National Renovation deputy Jorge Durán, who declared that what was known during this day “generates many doubts and uncertainties. For this reason, it is important to clarify and clear all doubts whether or not there is something illegal or irregular in this famous sale ”.
From the opposition, while several parliamentarians agreed that they will study the merit of a constitutional accusation against the head of state, considering that he placed his economic interests ignoring the institutionality of the country.
“President Piñera uses the institutions of the State for his own benefit, in this case to increase his large assets, his enormous fortune. Because a little over a month ago an extraordinary session of the environmental commission of the Coquimbo Region was convened precisely to approve this project when there was no need, no urgency and this confirms that it was done to directly favor the President of the Republic in personal terms, “said deputy Marcelo Díaz.
The legislator added that “the seriousness of this situation warrants evaluating all the alternatives, including a constitutional accusation against President Sebastián Piñera.”
In the same sense, deputy Marcela Sandoval referred, who indicated that “Piñera is accustomed to us that his economic interests are above everything. Now we find out about a conflict of interest, tax evasion and also a lack of environmental protection, putting at risk one of the most diverse ecosystems in the world such as the Humboldt archipelago and exposing it to one of its economic operations related to the Dominga mining company ”.
Meanwhile, Christian Democratic Deputy Gabriel Silber commented that it is highly serious that President Piñera has subjected the approval of an environmental permit to an economic operation in which he participated or had a direct interest. This calls into question the independence of the authority of the President of the Republic and consequently, from the opposition, we are going to ask for maximum transparency regarding the actions of President Piñera, his family or those who represent him regarding the Dominga project and we are not leaving. to inhibit any control action, either from an investigative commission or even to analyze the merit of a constitutional accusation ”.