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Authorities are investigating the circumstances in which the director of forensic medicine of Norte de Santander, Emel Palacio Montagut, who was found dead in a motel room in the municipality of Villa del Rosario on Saturday night, died. Bolãvar`s proposal defines more than 21 functions and how this institution will be financed, which will be independent of the resources that the judiciary receives. With this in mind, it©also establishes the mechanism for the appointment of the Director-General of the New Forensic Medicine. In this process, the Attorney General will no longer participate, but this will be done by challenging other©rites, and the top three will be questioned by the Supreme Court, which will choose during the session the one that suits him best. This was stated by the Director of Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Commerce, Luis Fernando Fuentes, who said in an interview that he had admitted to the radio station Blu Radio that these would be the first products to be exported when the border was restored. And it is not only the escã¡ndalos in which the prosecutor and forensic medicine explained the reason for the project, the lawyers were led ±alado that it is not very logical that the unit responsible for prosecuting the accused has guardianship over the entity whose function is to issue legal concepts about possible crimes, involve the assault or death of a person. However, the director of foreign trade, Luis Fernando Fuentes, said that the payment mechanisms guaranteed between the two countries and used in Paraguachón will be maintained for the time being. They also recalled in these media that the director of the forensic unit also served as a private doctor, where he provided alternative therapies to people suffering from chronic pain. While they reported on the Blu Radio station that the official`s companion made the appropriate request to learn his version of Palacio Montagut`s death. For the senator of the Historic Pact, this project is important because it not only gives more transparency to the administration of justice, but also “improves the perception of citizens in the legitimacy of the judicial system and in forensic science assessments”. In this sense, it is ± that it confers equality on the different parties to the criminal proceedings, since it allows the equality of arms of the prosecutor and the accused.
“All the principles of the adversarial model depend on the autonomy of the body responsible for providing technical©and scientific services on issues such as expertise in all areas of forensic science.” In other news in the Norte de Santander, there are high expectations for the return of trade in the border area with Venezuela, where it is estimated that health and hygiene products are those that are most sold to the citizens of the brotherly country. “The payment process is what is really done today in the business operations of Paraguachón, it does not have to change, the conditions are there. There are payment mechanisms that are valid, there are all the prior checks by the authorities and as long as it is done within the framework of the stock market regulations of the countries, it has no problem,” the official said in the regional newspaper La Opinión. Meanwhile, Ingrid Díaz, who is in charge of the Directorate of Taxes and National Customs (Dian), said they had the device ready to control products passing through this border point. “(You already have) the warehouses that are enabled for customs control processes of the entry and exit of goods,” he said. As reported by the regional newspaper La Opinión, the judicial officer was with a woman in the accommodation when he apparently suffered a heart attack. ©After the great debate that took place at the time, the issue lost its presence on the national agenda. However, Senator Gustavo Bolãvar submitted a draft that could reactivate the discussion. The initiative, which was presented to the Senate a few days ago, aims to break the dependence of forensic medicine on the public prosecutor`s office. In this radio media, they managed to determine that the doctor was suffering from heart problems, so that the strongest hypothesis remains that of a possible heart attack.
The above items would be transported by the Simón Bolívar International Bridge, a corridor through which Colombia would receive supplies of steel and steel products from the steel industry. To this end, the project proposes to terminate the entity and create another body that will resume its functions. The new institution will be called the National©Technical Scientific Institute of Forensic Sciences, and the main objective of the proposal is to “give it autonomy as an organ of the judiciary of public authority to strengthen the principle of impartiality and due process.” >Read more about Congress, the Petro government and other news from the political world In Semana magazine, they reported that at first there was an assumption that it was a homicide, but after the first investigations, this possibility was in principle ruled out. In this context, the draft proposes that the new entity be part of the judiciary and have “legal staff, its own assets and administrative, ©technical and financial autonomy”. The text also© specifies that this institution will be the rector of “forensic sciences and technical©and scientific support for the administration of justice throughout the national territory with regard to forensic sciences”. There have been several times that the guardianship that the prosecutor has through the Institute of Forensic Medicine has been called into question. One of the most notorious episodes took place in 2018, when Legal Medicine made mistakes in some of the investigations into Jorge Pizano`s death. Because of the doubts that existed in the present case about the adversarial entity, the omissions gained in relevance and the lack of independence of the forensic scientific unit were criticized. After the death, they informed the authorities of the fact, so they sent from the Metropolitan Police of Cúcuta several patrols on the site and in units of the Inter-Agency Murder Brigade (Brinho), which initiated the corresponding technical inspection, they reported in the newspaper North Santander.