The Comptroller’s Office was correct this Tuesday of the decree presented by the Government that establishes a State of Exception in four provinces in the north of the country: Arica, Parinacota, Tamarugal, and Loa. This, within the framework of the migratory crisis and after the death of the trucker Byron Castillocase in which the main suspects are people of Venezuelan nationality.
After Castillo’s death, truckers’ unions began demonstrations in the country. In this context, the Minister of the Interior, Rodrigo Delgado, traveled to the north of the country and held a meeting with trucker representatives. After the appointment, Delgado announced the application of the State of Exception.
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With the measure, the military will provide support to the police in safeguarding public order.
The Government has already defined the generals who will be in charge of the States of Exception in the respective provinces: Brigadier General William Altamirano (Arica), Colonel Gianfranco Cassinelli (Parinacota), Brigadier General Marco Check Cerda (Tamarugal) and Colonel Paul Verdejo Lagos (Loa).
The measure is added to the State of Exception in force in the provinces of Biobío and Arauco -Biobío Region-, Cautín and Malleco -La Araucanía Region-, with the aim of combating acts of violence registered in those sectors.