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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Brazil & Southern Cone - 21 March 2019

The end of the secret copper money

Last year, Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera presented a bill modifying a law that has granted money to the armed forces for the purchase of weapons. The move came after the armed forces high-command was implicated in a scandal involving the irregular use of public funds. Now the reform of this law, the contents of which remained a secret until 2016, is under debate in Chile’s congress, while army generals face justice.

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