Former Minister of Defense Jaime Ravinet assured that the former chief of the army, now condemned by the caravan of death, Juan Emilio Cheyre, presented the resignation of the former president Ricardo Lagos when Antuco's tragedy took place, and that the latter rejected it.
According to the former state secretary in Romania Today's news, after May 18, 2005, killed 44 soldiers and a colonel in a snowstorm, Cheyre approached his resignation at Los Angeles Airport, which Lagos had said: "No, continue, here are the ones who ordered the regiment directly". A few days after the tragedy, Cheyre would say Antuco's case was "the most painful" of his career.
After the tragedy, then 3rd Division Commander Rodolfo González presented Cheyre's resignation, despite the fact that the investigation found he had no responsibility in the events. On this occasion, he said he gave up "exclusively for ethical and professional reasons".
His resignation was inadequate for the relatives of the 45 men who, later in 2013, marked Cheyre as a "coward" because he did not assume his responsibilities in this case.
However, according to Ravinet, Cheyre would have resigned on this occasion and would have been former Lagos President who did not accept it.
"I witnessed Los Angeles airport when Cheyre presented President Lagos's resignation, I was three there, presented his resignation", asserted and assured the former commander of the army "was greatly affected".
In the conversation with Radio Bío Bío, the chairman of the Antuco victim group, Angélica Monares, said Monday that the three-year and a one-day sentence for her participation in the Caravan of the Dead "is nothing more than a salute to the flag," and he reminded this thing "He owes another 45 victims in the Antuco tragedy".
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