The Deputy Minister of Defense for User and Consumer Rights, Jorge Silva, announced that he would submit a bill to the Plurinational Legislative Assembly (ALP) to regulate and control funeral services in the country.
“We are submitting a bill to regulate and control funeral homes,” said Silva in an interview with the state broadcaster Bolivia TV.
Silva pointed out that “unscrupulous” funeral directors had been identified as raising the prices of their services at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, noting, for example, that a service that cost between 2,500 or 3,000 Bolivians is now between 8,000 and costs 12,000 Bolivians.
“That means there are abusive people who unfortunately don’t miss the opportunity to benefit from people’s pain. He doesn’t care that people cry, he doesn’t care if people don’t have money, “he said.