Undercover Agents Will Fight Police Corruption In Bolivia

By Dialogo
April 07, 2011

The measures taken by the government of Bolivia is good, now what’s missing is to know whether these laws will be enforced by the courts of law, that also are guilty of ‘laissez-faire’ and let criminal acts happen because their justice for these cases ‘is blind’. On the other side lawyers of criminals are 'experts' in defending them 'without receiving a fine' which means they get away 'free' without the lawyers applying their fees and that includes professionals (What do the law schools say or do? Nothing.) We should recognize as incontrovertible truth since it was written by inspiration in the Bible: "Everyone is corrupt, there is none that doeth good" (Psalm 14). Another of the problems is: Where will they put those 'convicted' if the prisons are overcrowded and the 'colleges' are the same, where criminals receive their 'Masters'? And another thing is the inmates must keep paying their so-called 'prediarios' at two dollars a day, while medical students attending their last year as interns in hospitals received a dollar (¿?).In conclusion, while as long as the global system (political, economic, social, religious, educational, medical, industrial, commercial, media, are corrupted) there is no hope for humanity dominated by man to his detriment that thanks to God is in his final days believe it or not. On 5 April, the Bolivian government approved a law on the police disciplinary regime that authorizes the use of undercover agents to fight corruption, two weeks after President Evo Morales set a ninety-day deadline to eradicate fraud from the institution.

The image of the police has been severely tarnished by an investigation of forty police officers for suspected ties to drug trafficking and the detention in Panama of a prominent former head of the fight against drugs, retired general René Sanabria, subsequently extradited to the United States, where he is facing trial.

“This law authorizes the possible use of undercover agents to fight against police corruption, against some bad police officers, with criminals of another kind,” Interior Minister Sacha Llorenti explained at a press conference.

On 11 March, President Morales gave the new commandant of the National Police, Col. Ciro Farfán, ninety days to “eradicate the cancer” within that institution.

“And what is that cancer for me? It’s ‘flips’ (seizure and illegal appropriation of drugs), it’s ‘cover’ (protecting criminals), it’s the so-called ‘touch’ (bribe),” the president graphically explained.

At the beginning of March, Morales also warned that those involved with drug trafficking would be prosecuted without exception.

Sanabria, the director of the Bolivian anti-drug fight between 2007 and 2009, entered a not-guilty plea in a Miami court on charges of trafficking 144 kilograms of drugs to the United States from a Chilean port.



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