01 de noviembre de 2017 05:42 AM
Actualizado el 04 de noviembre de 2017 17:27 PM
“Anarchy and high crime rate prevailing in Venezuela also seem to have infected the barracks,” concluded the military general prosecutor, Edgar José Rojas Borges, in an “alarming” letter addressed to the Venezuelan Minister of Defense, Vladimir Padrino López.
In the letter, made available to daily newspaper The New Herald, Rojas Borges voiced “great concern about a steep increase” in the events of theft, run-outs and abuse of authority in the Venezuelan armed forces.
The senior officer stressed the need to establish urgently a high-level working group to “deal with a problem that threatens to get out of hand.”
“I respectfully ask you to ponder on the possibility of implementing a working group with the military chiefs of staff in order to set viewpoints and find solutions to this problem that is deteriorating our National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB),” Brigadier General Rojas Borges pointed out.
In his letter, Rojas Borges put the blame on lack of guidance for natural commanders and the failure of institutions to shape a culture of values and principles.
He also warned against impunity, as the soldiers involved in crimes are protected by their superiors.