Mauricio Weibel Barahona | Periodista


On August 10, the news website La Tercera reported that the army intelligence directorate allegedly carried out “Operation W” focused on Weibel. The report, which cited unnamed intelligence sources, said that Weibel was followed and his phones were wiretapped. At the time, Weibel was working for the publication The Clinic and the Chilean public television outlet TVN, and researching Treason of the Homeland (Traición a la Patria), a book on alleged embezzlement in the army. La Tercera reported that in 2017 authorities also tapped the phones of active and retired members of the military suspected of leaking documents to the press about irregularities in the army. Continue