Government spends less than budgeted for security

The Contraloría de la República, the nation’s budget watchdog, said that the central government has not spent all it has budgeted for security over the last four years.

The agency blamed faulty planning, lack of personnel, the inability to generate purchase orders and other reasons. The government spent from 88 to 93 percent of what it had budgeted.

The agency asked the central government to conduct a thorough analysis and make systematic corrections. It noted that citizen security was the No. 1 concern of the citizenry and that many were unsatisfied with the response of the government to rising crime.

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