In Paraguay, the maximum sentence you can get for a crime by law is 25 years. Period. There is no death penalty, nor is there life in prison. This might be a commentary on the harshness of Paraguayan correctional facilities.
The verdict for the Supermarket Fire of 2004 came down today. The owners were on trial and faced up to 25 years in jail. They ordered the doors locked, so that people couldn't steal items and take advantage of the confusion.
They got 5 years. I'm watching TV from the hotel room, and riot police look the same in every country. People are not happy today....judging from the people destroying the court building. I'm always in the right place at the right time.