Guatemala: Purchase of Digital Tablets Announced

The tablets will be used by the National Police at checkpoints so that they can obtain immediate feedback on people.  

Thursday, November 7, 2013

This was announced by the chief of the Interior, Mauricio Lopez Bonilla. According to him, the equipment will be used to acquire data on people in a more agile way and determine if there is a warrant for the arrest of those people.

The purchase is planned for the second half of 2014.

"... This [information] will be obtained through a fingerprint and parallel to this an electronic system will be created which will serve to show police records online, for which a bank account will have to be set up, in order to streamline the document", reported

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Guatemala Makes Firm Weapon Purchase for $7 million

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17,242 weapons were purchased for the National Civil Police in the amount of approximately $7 million not including taxes, freight and insurance costs.

The arms contract "has been awarded and I am officially communicate the news," said Mauricio Lopez, Minister of the Interior.

Panama: $19 million to Computerize Resource Management

October 2013

A contract has been signed for the supply and installation of an integrated computer system for resource planning, which should be operational in 2015.

From a press release by the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Panama:

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Honduras to Buy 2,500 Scanners

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The Supreme Electoral Tribunal intends to acquire several thousand computers, printers and scanners.

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El Salvador: Fusades Supports Funes

July 2011

Fusades agrees that that public officials should not been totally prohibited from participating in procurement tenders.

Comparisons with laws of other countries like Guatemala and Costa Rica and explanations on the position of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in this regard are some approaches that have made the Foundation for Economic and Social Development (Fusades) support President Funes's decision to revise the newly formed law on tenders.

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