Óscar Ortiz, former Minister of Economics in Jeanine Áñez’s government, confirmed that he had been convened for the November 2019 pacification meeting at the request of former MAS MPs Adriana Salvatierra and Susana Rivero. Ortiz disclosed this information after testifying to prosecutors in the case of the alleged coup.
“You asked me a lot of questions about the meetings that were held at the Catholic University; I was from the CEB (Bolivian Bishops’ Conference) on the morning of the 12th Susana Rivero, “said Ortiz.
“I have answered all the questions they have asked me that were in my immediate knowledge,” the former minister told the media as he left the attorney general’s office in La Paz.
Ortiz accepted to attend the November 12, 2019 meeting; however, he denied attending previous meetings.
On August 9, the public prosecutor’s office summoned citizens Roberto Moscoso, Ricardo Paz Ballivián and Oscar Ortiz as witnesses, “who must appear before the public prosecutor’s office this week. Those summoned must testify on the facts recorded in Bolivia in October and November.” 2019 “.
According to the General Secretary of the Public Prosecutor’s Office Edwin Quispe, these statements should help to clarify the subject of investigation of the complaint by the former MP of the Movement for Socialism (MAS), Lidia Patty.