In an interview with the director of COEN
, the governmental Committee of National Emergency, which has also been the object of harsh criticisms due to it's disorganization, inefficiency, politization, and burocracy, Ferrer
said that the reason that the Committee is being criticized is because the people are taking "advantage" and calling themselves "victims" (La Prensa Gráfica, Friday, January 19.01.01).Also, when he
was asked what COEN
would do with the 17.4 million colones which they've been allocated from the national budget to attend to the national emergency, he
said that he
wasn't the person indicated to even have that kind of knowledge, because it's not his
The official government figures have been kept as low as possible.
...On Friday, January 19, 2001 the Prensa Grafica ran an interview with Mauricio Ferrer, Director of COEN.
When asked why the population was upset with COEN he
stated, that the population of El Salvador likes to be treated paternalistically and that "many people take advantage of the situation by trying to make themselves look like victims."