Chile: “If there is a favorable moment to define a new institutional architecture, it is this one”


Jaime Parada Hoyl, councilor of the Providencia commune, said that Sebastián Piñera’s government is “insensitive to” social demands and “continues to defend repressive methods.” Meanwhile, he questioned the state of Chilean intelligence and defended the idea that the constitutional reform subject Carabineros to greater political control.

As the popularity of Chilean President Sebastián Piñera collapses, new cases of human rights violations are revealed and protests persist.

Jaime Parada Hoyl, councilor of the commune of Providencia, in Santiago, said as a priority that “the counterweights in an excessively presidential country” be modified.

“The president has authority over law enforcement and security, especially police, which has exceeded all its limits,” he said.

“A new constitution in Chile – he added – must improve the institutional architecture so that Carabineros has to be accountable to the Legislature. The biggest corruption cases in Chile have been in the Armed Forces.”
The historian referred to the case of Evelyn Quezada, the public employee of Providence forced to infiltrate the demonstrations. Hoyl stop branded the municipalities of “small monarchies” but stressed that they should not act as “an intelligence agency.”
In this regard, he stressed that the South American country “has a huge deficit in intelligence.”

“Our police are not up to the task, nor is the government. Thanks to this lack of intelligence, human rights are violated in Chile right and left.”

The independent councilor considered that Piñera “does not know how to read the moment” since “he says that what interests him most is security, when he is most interested in pensions, which are starvation, and health, privatized completely”.

“The Bolsa Familia program goes against all Bolsonaro postulates”

The president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, decided to cut one of the star policies of the Workers Party (PT): the Bolsa Familia program.

“If in the government of Michel Temer 50 thousand authorizations were given per month for new beneficiaries, with Bolsonaro it was reduced to five thousand. There are practically no new beneficiaries,” said the correspondent for the newspaper Página12 in Brazil, Darío Pignotti.

The journalist highlighted the “social engineering techniques” of Bolsa Familia, whose delivery “was not in charge of local caciques, but through a card” and was deposited with women “because the PT concluded that they are they are the ones that best manage scarce resources. ”
Since its application in 2003, the program reached more than 50 million people.
Pignotti said that Bolsonaro’s resolution obeys the strategy of his Minister of Economy, the ultra-liberal Paulo Guedes, and his visceral rejection of the PT’s social legacy. However, he argued that the president seeks to “tame the most impoverished masses.”

“Millionaire resources are diverted to evangelical churches. There is a whole of coherence,” said Pignotti, who said that in the absence of resources, Bolsonaro “suffocates” the most vulnerable sectors with religious speeches.

The program also informed about the primaries of the Democratic Party in New Hampshire, where Senator Bernie Sanders leads the preferences; the response of Parliament and the Supreme Court of El Salvador to the actions of President Nayib Bukele; the protests in Beirut to prevent the formation of the government headed by Hasan Diab; and the arrival of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó to Caracas after his tour of Europe and the United States.

The ‘Voces del Mundo’ team is made up of Telma Luzzani, Néstor Restivo, Mercedes López San Miguel, Franco Luzzani and Patricio Porta. This program is broadcast live on Radio Cooperativa from Monday to Friday from 17 to 18, Argentine time.


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