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José Antonio Kast Cultural Adivisor, Ximena Cousiño’s Extreme Profile

Reassessing the contributions to the Frei Foundation, eliminating inclusive language and facilitating the cultural initiatives of the private sector are part of the proposals in the area of ​​culture of the candidacy of José Antonio Kast.

The team of the area, whose document is titled “Dare to recover our culture”, is in charge of the architect Beatriz Maturana -candidate for the Senate-, who recently became known for denying the right to housing, and also made up of the painter Ximena Cousiño Prieto, spouse of lawyer Matias Pérez Cruz, president of the Gasco company.

The businessman is famous for an episode that occurred in Lago Ranco, where he expelled several women, including a nun from “his” garden, in 2019.

This year he came to the fore again after a report from the National Economic Prosecutor’s Office (FNE) will denounce millionaire annual profits of this company, together with Abastible and Lipigas, due to the increase in the price of gas.

A follower of Opus Dei, Cousiño (Mexico City, 1969), daughter of diplomats, studied a Bachelor of Art with a major in Painting at the Faculty of Art of the Catholic University of Chile, and graduated in 1991.

She has multiple exhibitions, including one in Sala Gasco, in 2001, which is currently presided over by her husband. In 2016, she acquired shares in Gasco, in addition to managing the delimitation of her property after her husband’s incident.

From fluid contacts with the world of power, in 2014 he shared with Cecilia Morel, wife of President Sebastián Piñera, at the Gabriela Mistral Foundation in New York, where they even took pictures of them together. Cousiño participated there along with 11 other artists in a tribute to the poet.

“The Kast Culture program eats Boric’s culture spots with Shoes that were a disaster in Brazil and Argentina. It only served for theft”, Cousiño pointed out on his Twitter last October 11.

From fluid contacts with the world of power, in 2014 he shared with Cecilia Morel, wife of President Sebastián Piñera, at the Gabriela Mistral Foundation in New York, where they even took pictures of them together. Cousiño participated there along with 11 other artists in a tribute to the poet.

“The Kast Culture program eats Boric’s culture spots with Shoes that were a disaster in Brazil and Argentina. It only served for theft” ( sic ), Cousiño pointed out on his Twitter last October 11.

“Culture is not from the right or from the left, however for years that cultural funds have been used to finance ideological projects such as the Frei Foundation or Allende. We are going to end these transfers and subsidies, the focus will be exclusively artistic and cultural” , indicates.

The next point is entitled “Let’s recover the Language, no more cultural deformation”.

There it is indicated that “the so-called ‘inclusive language’ is part of a political-ideological agenda, not a cultural one. We are going to strengthen the correct use of language, without any type of discrimination or forced imposition of deviations from it.”

The program also encourages the incursion of private individuals into the world of culture, through a “Patronage Law”, which “facilitates the cultural initiatives of private individuals, whether they are companies or individuals who want to develop an economic activity around culture. “.

The objective is to encourage “the creation, construction and maintenance of architectural infrastructure, through tax incentives of up to 100% deductible on a tax base, depending on the social impact they have. at the neighborhood, commune, city, region or country level “.

On Twitter, Cousiño not only promotes the candidate, but also replicates content from characters such as singer Alberto Plaza or constituent Teresa Marinovic.

“He is far the best”, “the only one who does not lie”, are some of his expressions about the Republican candidate.

On September 11, on a new anniversary of the coup, he replied a content according to which “Allende committed suicide and his failed and authoritarian de-government was financed and orchestrated by the USSR and Cuba.”

On July 11, in a tweet with reference to Cuba, he indicated that “God and the Virgin allow the demonic bond of communism to be released. The Virgin of Carmen save Chile from the perversities of hatred joseantoniokast raises Chile.”

She also demonstrates against abortion, in favor of the detour and in favor of Rejection (“we have an incredible Constitution”). On March 19, in the context of confinement, he issued a video “praying on his knees for the churches to open. Man does not live on bread alone.”

In fact, in a 2010 publication on an Opus Dei site , the artist mentions the book Camino , by Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer, the founder of the ultra-conservative order of the Catholic Church.

“The first time I tried to read it, I didn’t understand anything. Later, from the age of 17, it became my bedside book. His maxims appear to me as constant pop-ups, Don’t say.

‘It’s my genius like that … it’s my character …”Get used to saying no.’ I still haven’t achieved anything. But I keep fighting! “, He pointed out at that time.

In the framework of the last election in the United States, he also replicated the accusations of fraud by candidate Donald Trump, as well as against sex education in Chile “because it promotes promiscuity” and for “being the most deplorable part of the Marxist advance”.

In addition to attack the trans world, by replying that “Sex Change is a Mental Disorder.” On the other hand, he accuses a fraud in the case of Gustavo Gatica and defends state terrorism, by replicating the phrase “Punta Peuco is full of innocents, it is difficult to fight alone, help us spread the truth.”

As for the social outbreak, on November 17 he stated: “Chile: destruction was not spontaneous, but a premeditated plan,” in addition to indicating his “support” for the Carabineros and the Armed Forces.

And four days before he posted: “It is time to pray for Piñera, I have peeled him to the bone, but now he needs help and our prayers. May the Virgin support him and enlighten him, turn him into an instrument of peace to defeat evil” , in addition to opposing a possible new Constitution.

Her husband, Pérez Cruz, meanwhile, is a fanatic Pinochetista and supporter of Kast since the previous presidential election, in which he was even a financier of the Republican.

He became famous for a viral record in which he expelled several women – among them, the academic Claudia Ovando – on the shores of Lake Ranco, in 2019, and even took the cell phone from one of them.

The lawyer also has a strong connection with the world of “high culture”: he is an opera lover – he sponsors the Teatro del Lago de Frutillar and was part of the board of directors of the Municipal Theater of Santiago – and was a correspondent for a prestigious British magazine of art, as reported at the time La Tercera . Not forgetting that he owns properties for 30 million dollars.

In 2000, when the dictator Augusto Pinochet was imprisoned in London, he said that “thanks to the government headed by Don Augusto Pinochet a civil war like the Spanish one was avoided in Chile.”

Likewise, she was previously one of the lawyers who filed an appeal before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) to prohibit the exhibition of the film The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), by Martin Scorsese, banned by the dictatorship and which was recently released. was able to exhibit in Chile in 2003.

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