One phrase Piñera repeats is always one that Pedro de Valdivia wrote to the king of Spain, where he told us he "saw the mighty mountains, which fell rapidly in the river, quickly lost to the sea. "
In fact, it was so sure that it was proving a part of the newspaper The Mercury, where they're silent fake news.
After a comprehensive investigation, which included three national historians, it was decided that Pedro de Valdivia had never written that phrase with the Spanish King, in any of 11 letters and a report that was split to; the attacker.
Mario Orellana, National History Award and acknowledged as one of the country's largest experts in character letters, confirmed that the quotation "does not appear anywhere in Pedro de Valdivia's letters (…) Read the All letters, there is no similar phrase to that, no. "
The Presidency argued that Piñera had taken these words "from a column written by the architect Cristián Boza, who in turn took a critical comment on the work of The Foundation of Santiago de Pedro Lira."
This text was published in April 2016, but the President has used this appointment at least since 2001 in different speeches, interviews and letters to the director.
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