The Procurador General (Public Prosecutor) was established in 1878 by the Constitution; the Public Prosecutor was appointed by the Executive for a period of four years. Article 58, §3 of the 1927 Constitution increased the duties of the Public Prosecutor, who was also Chief of the Criminal Investigation Police and of the Public Ministry, which he represented at the Supreme Court of Justice Law. The duties and powers of the Public Prosecutor were detailed in Law No. 821 of 21 November 1927.
Law No. 79 of 28 January 1931 suppressed the State Secretary of Justice, Public Education and Art, whose duties were transferred to the Public Prosecutor by Decree No. 89, adopted the same day. This was confirmed by Law No. 173 of 21 June 1931, which stated that the Public Prosecutor depends directly of the President of the Republic. Law No. 129 of 4 December 1942 placed the administrative services in charge of justice under the command of the Public Prosecutor. Decree No. 2,148, adopted in 1944, prescribed the rules of management of the administrative services of the office of the Public Prosecutor and defined its organization.
The State Secretary of Justice was suppressed by Law No. 485 of 10 November 1964, while its duties were transferred to the Procuraduría General de la República (PGR, Office of the Public Prosecutor). Ivan Sache, 28 December 2014