The Attorney General has denounced the existence of barriers that prevent white-collar crime and in particular corruption within the state from being pursued effectively.
The authorization from a judge for a case of public documents to be opened as part of an investigation, and the adoption of appeals even when the law states that they are not appropriate, are some of the legal obstacles that delay the processing of cases of white collar crime.
In Panama a new constitutional ruling prevents outsourcing of tax collections to private natural and legal persons, repealing a presidential decree.
The Supreme Court (CSJ) declared as unconstitutional paragraph 3 and subsequent paragraph of Cabinet Decree 109 of May 7, 1970 that allowed the public function of tax collections to be carried out by private individuals and corporations, which was aimed at monitoring the collection of taxes.
The ability of the executive and legislative powers to effectively lead their country's economy is seriously diminished by the excessive actions of the judicial branch, especially the Constitutional Courts.
It is happening in Central America but it is a growing problem throughout Latin America.
Although Central American countries have big problems that impair their image abroad, it is sometimes the small episodes that stand out as unacceptable when viewed from abroad by modern society.
Many politicians would have the people they lead believe that the main function of the state is welfarism, when the road to prosperity and social justice begins with the proper functioning of the judiciary and will of the state to enforce the law. If the State complies properly with these primary functions, development is protected from the fickleness of any bad leaders, and formation of a culture of justice and respect for the rules, which is essential to human progress, is assured.
The National Association of Private Enterprise of El Salvador has announced the formation of a team of constitutional lawyers to appeal against any decision issued by a court which they consider illegally appointed.
Already in a press release issued on July 1 the National Association of Private Enterprise (ANEP) noted that:
"Ministers belonging to the FMLN, GANA, CN and PES, in complicity with the President, insist on trampling over the Constitution of the Republic and the sovereignty of Salvadorans, trying to attack the power of the judiciary."
Those responsible for implementing the new "accusatory" penal system have presented the budget necessary for it to begin in Coclé and Veraguas.
The article by Yureth Paredes in Laestrella.com.pa indicates that, "Institutional Coordination Commission sub-committees created to implement the accusatory penal system (SPA) presented the total budget required for this new structure of almost $52 million".
Key figures for each country: Budget, Expense per capita, Case resolution rate, Transparency, Number of judges and courtrooms and Perception of independence.
A society’s development is heavily based on its ability to peacefully, rapidly and impartially resolve conflicts through its judiciary system. This is why modern societies work hard to have strong and efficient systems, way beyond the rhetoric and formal division of powers.
Throughout the region, arbitration and conflict resolution laws recognize and reflect the fundamental principle of "judicial assistance."
Part 2 of the analysis by Álvaro Castellanos Howel in an article published in the blog section of Eleconomista.net insists on the idea that judges should be limited to serve as assistants in the processes of private arbitration.
The region already has rules for arbitration and other alternative methods for conflict resolution that are in line with international standards regarding arbitration.
The analysis of Álvaro Castellanos Howel in the article published in the Eleconomista.com Blogs section focuses on the need for the state judicial system to understand its role in assisting and working with arbitration and dispute resolution systems.
According tot he Latin Barometer Report, the perception by people is that is it is possible: 31% in El Salvador, 33% in Costa Rica, in Nicaragua 34%, Honduras 35%, Panama 41%, and Guatemala 44%.
According to surveys throughout Latin America, it is easier to bribe a police officer than a judge. 54% of Venezuelans and Argentinians say that a judge can be bribed. In Paraguay it is at 47%. Chile is the last on the list, at 18%.
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