Parliament authorized reinforcement of Armed Forces at the border with Peru

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The parliament have supported the reinforcement of the Armed Forces to the Police function in the northern border of the country. The measure was commanded by the Defense minister, José Antonio Gómez.

According to the authority, the measure go after the strenghtening of the relation between the both institutions, but “does not respond to a National strategy of security and defense”, Gómez assured being interviewed by El Mercurio.

The Ministry of Defense has confirmed the reinforcement of the northern border of the country, after the last episodes with Peru.

The actions of the Army will not replace the functions of Carabineros, but they are going to be abble to use their technology to inform about possible border conflicts, Gómez clarified.

On his behalf, the UDI senator, Juan Antonio Coloma, supported the decision and assured that under no circumstances the Army is going to be endowed with a police function.

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