Deputy Guillermo Mendoza explained that one special congress commission of Bolivia is studying the possibility of punishing rapists of underage children with chemical or surgical castration, as the felony has grown in 120% in the last two years in the country.
Mendoza assured that castration is one of the three options this congress commission is looking at as an option to find a system that will ‘echo in the ears of the offenders so that they think twice before committing such atrocities’.
Death penalty was also considered but discarded as it is not contemplated in the Bolivian Constitution.
The Social Policies Commission of the Lower Chamber pretends to create a debate with all institutions and sectors immersed with the purpose of elaborating a draft of the law project. According to Mendoza the legal initiative would be debated in the future Plurinational Assembly of Bolivia, the equivalent organ for the National Congress according to the new Constitution, that will be conformed after general elections take place on December 6, 2009.
This is the first part of the news that can be found in whole in the following page (Spanish, but can be translated though google): http://www.noticias24.com/actualidad/noticia/50606/en-bolivia-estudian-l...
As this is in Spanish, I have translated the first part of the document so that you can understand what the news is about. This page is from a newspaper in Venezuela, and I am going through all this trouble because the article raised 37 comments from people from all over Latin America, which I want to share with you because they are very interesting. First of all, I want to point out that 100% of the comments are in favor of such a law.
Secondly, I want to let you know that very interestingly, around 60% of the comments have mentioned that the first fellows to be castrated should be Evo Morales from Bolivia, Hugo Chavez from Venezuela, Daniel Ortega from Nicaragua and Correa from Ecuador, as people consider they have raped their constitutions, and these offenses should be punished not only by taking out their testicles but also by cutting off their whole male legacies, as Mrs. Constitution does not have anyone to defend her in any of those countries (textual).
The other 40% are divided between asking that the first to be punished should be the actual president of Paraguay, Fernando Lugo, a former priest that has been found to have three children with three different women, or Daniel Ortega, who has been accused by his step daughter to have raped her for years since she was 10 and has not been able to get a fair trial because of his political influences.
All bloggers have agreed upon one thing: the need of such a law. And I want to translate some of the comments for you, in a literal way. Here we go:
UNODIOSY3 said: If it is true that they are going to castrate rapists in Bolivia, poor Evo Morales will be the first to have his tangerines cut off… He violated the Bolivian Cosntitution, He violated the treaties with Chile and Peru, He violated the treaties with the USA, He violated the human rights of his opposition people.
Realista said: Killing them is the easy way out… they ought to misfortune their lives… castration and amputation of the hands.
Alex said: Excellent news, and on the way invite the violator of Nicaragua to be the first to apply the measure on.
Anapoima said: Excellent idea, a round of applause for the Bolivian Indians, bravooooooo!
Giovanni Ferri said: Does that include the governors of communist governments, falsely called ‘socialists’ with the purpose of cheating the people and violating constantly and over and over again the constitutions of their countries (i.e. Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Bolivia, etc)… casually most of these rapists pertain to ALBA
Caldana said: Excellent news, now Evo cannot invite Daniel Ortega again to Bolivia as he would immediately be submitted to this procedure.
Mir evea said: Very good idea, but it must be accompanied by other elements, like giving them away to inmates hungry for their anus so they are beat up by limpid dicks
Juan Vice said: To rapists and pedophiles, the castration must be physical and not chemical and they should be sent to enforced labor fields for life.
What does the Pulse Wire community think about this issue? I would like to know.