Jorge Chávez Cresta denies absence of statement
The head of Defense, Jorge Chávez Cresta, ruled out that the ministry had not issued a statement and assured that there was quick action when learning of the attack. Likewise, in cases of operations, the Joint Command of the Armed Forces is responsible for issuing an official statement after verifying all versions, in order to publish 100% reliable information.
“The defense sector did speak out through the statement issued at 12:17, that is, a few hours after the facts were known. Likewise, from the Ministry of Defense, at 1:12 p.m., once the families were duly notified, the condolences were published and the sacrifice, valor and courage of the members of the order were recognized,” he expressed.
How much time will each bench have to intervene?
At the beginning of the session, it was established that the debate would last two hours without interruptions and without additional time. Popular Force will have 23 minutes, Free Peru 13 minutes, Alliance for Progress 12 minutes, Democratic Change – Together for Peru 11 minutes, Magisterial Block, Popular Renewal, Avanza País, Podemos Peru 10 minutes; Popular Action and Perú Bicentenario seven minutes, Somos Perú and Unidad y Diálogo five minutes, and those not grouped one minute.
Defense Minister arrives at Congress
The head of the Ministry of Defense, Jorge Chávez Cresta, arrived at the Congress of the Republic 15 minutes before the time agreed for the Plenary session. The official will wait in the Ambassadors’ Room until 4 p.m., at which time he will have to answer the 12 questions of the interpellation document to the national representation.
Arrival of Minister Jorge Chávez Cresta to Congress where he will be questioned. TV Peru
Congressmen ask Dina Boluarte to remove Minister Jorge Chávez Cresta before he is questioned for the death of soldiers
Roberto Chiabra, Patricia Chirinos, José Williams, Alejandro Aguinaga, among others, demand that the head of the Defense portfolio be removed from the cabinet. It is not ruled out that they go for censorship.
Congressmen Roberto Chiabra, Patricia Chirinos, José Williams, among others, questioned the Minister of Defense, Jorge Chávez.
Although the Minister of Defense, Jorge Chávez Cresta, will appear this afternoon to respond to a motion for interpellation following the death of four soldiers in the Putis region, in Huanta, Ayacucho, there are voices from the Congress of the Republic who demanded that President Dina Boluarte remove him from the cabinet before his censure is promoted.
Who promoted the interpellation motion against the Minister of Defense, Jorge Chávez Cresta?
Parliamentarian Patricia Chirinos, with the support of her Avanza País bench, promoted the motion for interpellation against the head of Defense considering that “he does not have an adequate security and defense policy to combat drug trafficking and terrorism.”
Patricia Chirinos demands the resignation of Minister Jorge Chávez. (Photo: Infobae Composition)
Minister of Defense will be questioned this Wednesday, September 13
The head of Mindef must answer the questions before the Plenary Session of Congress from 4 p.m. | Infobae Peru / Camila Calderón
This Wednesday, September 13, the Plenary Session of Congress will receive from 4 p.m. the head of the Ministry of Defense, Jorge Chávez Cresta, so that he can respond for the actions taken by his sector in the fight against drug trafficking in the Valley of the Rivers Apurímac, Ene and Mantaro (Vraem), and after the terrorist ambush in Putis, Ayacucho, which left four soldiers dead.
As recalled, in the early hours of Monday, September 4, a contingent of the Special Forces of the Army and the National Police of Peru (PNP) were attacked by a column of terrorists while carrying out a surveillance and control operation of the territory. According to investigator Jaime Antezana, what happened responds to “revenge for the capture of ‘Carlos’ and ‘Joel’ last June.”
Communiqué from the Joint Command of the Armed Forces. for the terrorist ambush in the VRAEM. Channel N
For this reason and her non-attendance at the call of the Defense Commission, parliamentarian Patricia Chirinos (Avanza País) presented a motion against her, which was approved with 94 votes in favor, 12 against and 11 abstentions. The document obtained the support of Fuerza Popular, Popular Renewal, Popular Action, Alliance for Progress, Democratic Change-Together for Peru, Somos Perú, Magisterial Bloc, Free Peru and Parliamentary Unity and Dialogue.
“This questioning is on the way to a motion of censure, it is what is appropriate and correct. To save us this step, Mr. Chávez should resign at that moment and not be trying to talk to different congressmen so that they do not sign,” Chirinos declared to the press from the Legislative Palace.
Patricia Chirinos collects signatures to challenge the Minister of Defense. Channel N
What are the questions that Jorge Chávez Cresta must answer?
After the reprehensible events occurred on September 4, where four brave members of the Peruvian Army who fought against terrorism and drug trafficking were murdered by narcoterrorist criminals, why was there no official version from the Ministry of Defense about what happened? happened, nor a clear and timely statement on the matter? What have been the immediate actions taken by your sector once these events were known? What steps have been taken to identify those responsible and bring them to justice? Why have you, as the head of the Defense portfolio, not officially spoken out and personally explained what happened? From your sector, What preventive and operational actions have been carried out in the area in order to identify and eradicate possible attacks or clashes? Since you assumed the Ministry of Defense in December of last year, what specific policies and actions have been implemented? prepared in your sector to combat and neutralize narcoterrorism? With respect to what happened on September 4 of this year, how do you explain that the Armed Forces have four casualties and three wounded, while on the other side – that of the narcoterrorists – Only two deaths were recorded who “are probably drug traffickers and not terrorists”? What achievements and results can you tell us about the State of Emergency declared in the VRAEM during your administration? What are the short and medium-term plans and strategies to eradicate narcoterrorism and pacify said area of the national territory? The Institutional Opening Budget (PIA) for the year 2023 of the Planning and Execution of Military Operations and Actions until September 5th is S/. 56’801,353, 53.8% having been executed so far this year without having a positive impact on the fight against terrorism. Detail the actions carried out with said budget, as well as the impact in favor of the fight against terrorismDetail the actions carried out by your sector in the actions developed within the framework of the national policy to combat terrorismIn relation to your sector, what is the objective of this government in the VRAEM? Why did the patrol only have one police officer and never a prosecutor to seize drugs? You, politically, have indicated by reading a statement that your person and government supports the relatives of the deceased. the wounded, in what way do they do it? What does that support consist of?