Honduras: Construction Code Approved

The new code approved by congress establishes standards and regulations for building work.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The code has been developed with the aim of improving the quality of building construction in Honduras, and in turn greater security and wellbeing for the public in general, by standardizing and enforcing the country's construction laws.

Congressman Miguel Ángel Gámez, member of the Public Works committee, told Proceso.hn that, "the law also sets sanctions to be applied to those granting irregular construction permits".

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Enforcement of Private Security Services Law Postponed

May 2012

Work will continue in Panama in order to find a greater consensus among the different sectors so as to incorporate legislative suggestions into a controversial law.

A statement from the Presidency of Panama reads:

The Cabinet Council has approved a bill which postpones for six months the entry into force of Law 56 of March 7, 2011 which regulates private security services.

Costa Rica: Reforms to Anti-Monopoly Law

August 2011

The recent fine imposed on Mabe has revived controversy over the nature of the regulations.

Two bills relating to monopolies, under analysis in the Legislative Assembly, might be reactivated earlier than expected, after the Commission for the Promotion of Competition (COPROCOM) decided to fine the company Mabe for unlawful concentration in the market.

Turning a Problem Into an Opportunity

May 2011

Costa Rican businessmen see in the political setback suffered by the Chinchilla administration, an opportunity to make progress in the legislative agenda.

For the first time in 41 years, the incumbent government is losing the leadership of the Legislature, creating a serious obstacle in the development of the legislative agenda under the administration headed by President Laura Chinchilla.

Panama: Cabinet Approves Bill Which Replaces Law 30

October 2010

Six approved projects include the most positive elements of the replaced Law 30.

These 6 projects deal with topics such as: aviation, environment, labor, criminal code, public procurement reforms and police law reform. Ministers from, public safety, finance, economy and labor were authorized by the Cabinet to present the projects separately.

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