The commitments signed at the VIII Summit of the Americas will become the law of the Republic.
E l President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela, according to an official press release, instructed the director of the National Authority of Transparency and Access to Information (Antai), Angelica Maytín -present at the Summit ‘drive the legal norms necessary for its fulfillment in the country. ‘
The Summit, which ended on Saturday, concluded with ten points and one of them is to “strengthen democratic institutions, autonomy and judicial independence for the prevention and fight against corruption in the hemisphere.”
It also includes the strengthening of transparency bodies and access to public information based on applicable international best practices. In addition, promote the use of new technologies that facilitate digital government, fiscal transparency, citizen participation, as well as promoting an Inter-American Open Data Program.
The government should ‘protect whistleblowers, witnesses and informants from acts of corruption; as well as the work of journalists and people who investigate these acts’.
Another point that will be adopted is that the provisions of the United Nations Convention against Corruption will be implemented to prevent and combat the bribery of public officials, both national and foreign.