Salvadoran Ombudsman's Office goes after false advertising

Next year the Ombudsman's Office will create the "Advertising and Consumer Rights Observatory."

Friday, November 28, 2008

Evelyn Jacir de Lovo, president of the institution, explained that the observatory will support their office in monitoring, providing follow up and evaluating advertising and publicity in El Salvador.

According to the official, the objective is to have a "permanent means of dialogue among the main actors in the market, and to improve the rules for publicity in order to have a normal and reasonable coexistence in the Salvadoran community.

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From the aims of the Rules of Defense and Consumer Protection Insurance

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Panama: Blacklist of Property Developers

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The National Union of Consumers and Users is to keep a registry of complaints and denouncements against developers and operators of real estate projects.  

The initiative is being promoted by the National Union of Consumers and Users of the Republic of Panama (Uncurepa) and the Panamanian Institute of Consumer and User Rights (Ipadecu) who ​​today will hold a forum entitled "Legal security, Decent Housing," which aims to bring together buyers who have been affected by abuse or failure on the part of developers.

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