translated from Spanish: Who puts today silver for politics?

Chile, despite being a country where every 20 years there is an earthquake that formwork to the whole country, and many natural disasters, policy things happen very l slowly and tiny. Especially in the field of public responsibilities, where the prevailing principle seems to be social amparo that provide the ties of kinship and relationships, prudence of the courts and the inefficiency of the police and the research in general.
Therefore it is not strange that started more than five years investigations into illegal funding of the policy on several fronts (Penta, Soquimich, Fisheries Act) has very few conclusions, charged and results. Unlike what happens with earthquakes and natural claims in general, which serve to mount fast and good business with the public sector, in Chile the policy trouble trigger slow and heavy, and while more cumbersome become greatest virtue of prudence argue rulers. The rule seems to be «If you don’t have a clear answer or not it suit you, tangle and lengthen the matter more that can. All time dilutes it or cure it.»
Something that everyone thinks but nobody answers or guesses is who will finance policy, understood as the money for the permanent operation of parties, electoral campaigns, internal and external, merit Studios, and training, dissemination and propaganda, training and officers, by placing the emphasis on the thicker.
By the way, the question refers to the legal forms of financing and not the hotbed of criminal activity – such as drug trafficking and organized crime – which at least at communal level start swarming around City Hall and its public agencies, and political parties that will compete for his driving.

Because rules for finance policy there, and there is also public funding. What seems to be no – at least this is clear from investigations of Justice – is enough money. Normally spends much more than what is allowed or is declared as expenditure, implying that there is an illegal fundraising and operation on the fringes of the law. By the way they have the character of organized crime that produces and reproduces elements so that a company pay a law, or to engage with hundreds of ballots ideologically false that split illegal financing and which are now under observation.
But there is also the possibility that political parties or parliamentary influence, transform into a business decisions of the State in many aspects, such as large concessions through tenders, in which they operate the awards, or the Cadence of income to positions designated by the State can produce you influential politicians, who can even ask them to if same or their direct benefit. Could, for example a parliamentary in-office or an ex-parliamentarian or Minister obtained the appointment of a notary or a curator or judicial Archivist where outside partner or had part?
In the decision of the Minister Jaime Campos – against established opinion of the sector to create justice – a few hundred new notaries and archivists in change and conservatives across the country, did not miss the despicable comment that what has been done would allow an operation of long-term financing for indeterminate persons, by mergers of notaries with archivists and conservators in towns with high rates of irregularity in the property and the assets pertaining to the right to both the appointment of officials registry.
Such comment is backed up by the permanent circumstance of ties between notaries and personnel of the secondary ranks with other members of the power judicial, trial lawyers assets and, recently, by the high number of political subject to prosecution and money returns, what constitutes a high risk fines and pecuniary compensation, leaving through the back door of their own decisions of public power, in this case the appointments which the Ministry of Justice.
The Government has sent a bill bearing a mark important changes in this system, as well as reforms of the system registry law of the country which deserve attention more on the part of the legislators.
However, and given how things in Chile, are given fits the question if the Ministry of Justice has taken orders from the case to avoid while it is transacted law, rated very important by the Government, not an onslaught or overpressure the Ministry policy to take advantage of the few windows of discretion that remain open, and end tie real family fraternities around the notaries or take advantage of them to economically cover the expenses of those politicians displaced by the illegal financing of the policy. It would directly for research as a crime of high complexity by the public prosecutor’s Office and, eventually, reveal a hidden edge of the corruption of neck and tie that begins to permeate the institutionality of the country.

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