Friday, September 05, 2008

Deber haber...

"Algún traidor hijo de la gran...hijue su madre," noted Guatemala's President Álvaro Colom sagely at a press conference this afternoon following the discovery of seven small telephone bugs and video recorders in the Casa Presidencial. He immediately fired his long-term security chief Carlos Quintanilla. (Video Link)

Meanwhile, on Tuesday it was revealed that the cell-phone blocking system installed last year around Guatemala's more populous jails at a cost of around $3m is still not functioning.

Colom has also decided to increased the size of the army by 9000 soldiers - a significant augmentation as there are currently some 13,000 employed by that branch of the armed forces.

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