Tributary reform almost ready for Congress
It’s not exactly the phone book, but it is big and heavy. The book’s name is Elissa, which in Spanish stands for Equity, Cleanliness, Simplicity, Seduction and Adaptation to international standards, and contains the tributary reform which is almost ready to present to Congress for approval.
When asked about capital, Treasury Minister Juan Carlos Echeverry said he was taught that “political capital is meant to be spent. I don’t know how much I have, but it’s all going into the reform, which is crucial to the nation’s future (…)”.
As far as the approval process, Echeverry stressed that all proposals that might come up during debates can’t be considered “monkey wrenches”. “We don’t hold a monopoly on good ideas.”, he said. Hopefully, he added, ideas are brought up promptly and we can “avoid last minute surprises”.