|On the left: Men throw dice on Plaza San Victorino, near a 'Chance' shop. |
On the right: a traffic accident on 26th St.
In Bogotá, apparently the former.
Today's El Tiempo reports that, despite officials' vows to crack down on drunk drivers, motorists who kill others while drunk continue receiving short prison sentences or are even allowed to do their 'prison time' at home.
|'Three illegal Chance |
sellers sentenced to
four years in prison.''
|Financing health care: |
an official 'Chance' ticket shop.
El Tiempo also reports that drunk drivers often pay off their victims' families to drop charges against them.
As so often happens, 'justice' obeys economic power. And in Colombia car drivers are by nature people with money, if only because they own cars.
By Mike Ceaser, of Bogotá Bike Tours