The governor of the Guna Yala region, Erick Iván Martelo Robinson, was arrested at dawn on Tuesday, September 15, after 79 drug packages were found in a vehicle at the Las Garzas de Pacora police checkpoint, as a result of intelligence information that had been obtained. Alba Peña, 40 years old was also apprehended
The drug was hidden under the seats of the vehicle which had structural modifications says a police report
Panama | Fourth Set of Locks...Near 5 Year Mortgage Payoff. Fourth set of locks was a proud moment. Celebrations galore and a future hope for Panamanians. Jobs and international recognition with a proven track record of construction skills. International commercial ships and high record breaking profits. Then... Nothing on state budget spending for creation of jobs, education and the welfare of its citizens. Nothing but...irregularities, money laundering corruptions and more corruptions. Then...Martinelli flees Panama without his family and buys a mansion and yacht and prepared... his getaway, until he was nabbed and detained with extradition negotiation deals to Panama. Martinelli and his underground operation was never revealed! How does a former president just leave Panama and settles the dust for...Martinelli? Martinelli arrives to Panama and his thumbs are up and is screaming for attention with his battery of lawyers and threat of lawsuits and news media suppression. Martinelli under arrest is a...joke while he files a property takeover of a former Attorney General. Martinelli...UNLEASHED...while under house arrest and has ambitions to be president again! Panama Cortizo and his political slogan for...POLITICAL UNITY AND FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION. Cortizo's administration has seen the recent release of 33 elites with their cases dismissed...no explanations, no investigation as to any reasons why their cases dismissed. In other words...Cortizo's basically offered his...PARDON!!! Martinelli offer...PARDON...to hundreds of incarcerated prisoners without any merits! Facts: 1. The Martinelli / Cortizo - PARDON- of Panama's corruption. 2. The Cortizo passive new General Comptroller's endorsement in line with the...National Assembly. 3. The Cortizo passive new General Comptoller's... THE NEW NORMAL: (NUMEROUS) / NON-TRANSPARENT ENDORSEMENTS... FACT: HIGH COST FLAW VENTILATORS! 4. GENERAL COMPTROLLER LOOKS CONFUSED AND INDECISIVE AS IF MANIPULATED. 5. INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNS PANAMA'S GENERAL COMPRTROLLER ENDORSEMENTS ON THE PANAMA'S HOSPITAL CITY PROJECT WITHOUT A FORMAL INVESTIGATION OF THE MATTER OF MONEY ALLOCATIONS. 6. PANAMA HAS LOST CREDIBILITY IN THE EYES OF...INTERNATIONAL TRANSPARENCY. 7. PANAMA REMAINS ON...THE GREY LIST AND BLACK LIST. 8. PANAMA ECONOMY ON A DOWNWARD SPIRAL WITH TOURISTS AWARENESS OF A... DEPRAVED GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION CONTINUING UNDERGROUND OPERATION. 9. PANAMA FORMER PRESIDENT MARTINELLI LINKED WITH HIS SONS UNDERGROUNG MONEY LAUNDERINGS INVOLVING...YEARS AND $BILLIONS$ OF CORRUPTION CRIMES WITH THE USE OF PANAMA'S TAX PAYERS DOLLARS...FREE HAMS, PAYOFFS/KICKBACKS, ETC. 10. PANAMA PRESIDENT CORTIZO? ~~~(((!!!NO EVIDENCE!!!)))~~~ PRESIDENT CORTIZO ADMINISTRATION RUNS A LAWLESSS AND CHAOTIC DEMOCRACY TO A SOCIAL UNREST OF POLITICAL DEBAUCHERY...FOR A LEGALIZED CORRUPT NEW... UNDERGROUND SELF - ENRICHMENT GOVERNMENT FOR A NEW FINANCIALLY AND MORALLY BANKRUPT FORM OF CALLOUS GOVERNMENT WITHOUT THE PROMISED... REFORM OF THE PANAMA CONSTITUTION. PANAMA PRESIDENT CORTIZO HAS BEEN A TOTAL...FAILURE...FAILURE FOR HIS LEGACY!!! Cortizo has been weak and should go back to... CATTLE RANCHING WITH HIS CATTLE RUSTLER BOYS.
Panama law like much of Lstin America is based on Spanish law with the power vested in the government not the people. Hence we see Juntas and leftist dictatorships constantly arise across Latin America. The United States was created with the idea of the people having the power. This has been eroded by the leftist Democrats but Americans by and large still have the power. The right to bear arms, assemble peaceably, and speak your mind have all historically been hallmarks of Americanism. The majority of Americans still believe in the tenants of liberty. The leftists can't win with ideas so they hatch violent schemes to accomplish their goals. Gun ownership in the United States ensures freedom. There is currently gun and ammo shortages as Americans stockpile in anticipation on defending their rights. In Panama gun ownership is almost unheard of and the people are so obedient that they will never resist the PRD. The United States is still the best option for freedom loving people. Disaffected impoverished westerners move to Panama and convince themselves they are happy. The poor guy who only admits the truth to his wife when drunk is a prime example.
The USA is perfect if you choose a Red State and live in red County. If you live in a lawless Blue State then expect high taxes, loss of rights, no law enforcement and to be called a racist or even attacked. Avoid the leftist Blue State utopias and enjoy a good life in the USA. There's a reason the whole world is trying to make it to the USA. Many in Panama have learned that they have no rights at all regardless of what International Living promised them.
Rah, Rah, Shish, boom, Bah.... let's all dump all over Panama.... and return with haste to the 'Good ole U.S. of A. where the BLM and other left wingers are taking over... yea, lets go back where the riots, burning and killing of police is taken the country by storm. Then all you yahoos will be happy. Whatever happen to the "when the going gets rought the tough get going"? Oh yea all you would haves looking for a free ride can't handle it. Please make haste and leave this country and go back to your homestead in 'America"... I understand the U.S. Embassy, bless em, have info on more flights to never land. Your imagined horrible situation is what you got for paying attention rags like 'International Living' good bye, I hope, good riddence....
Panama is obviously not what you people want. Panama is perfect for cheap beer and cheap pussy! You want to try and do real estate here well then you deserve to lose your shirt! Bring condoms, diarrhea medicine and your social security check! Enjoy Panama how it was intended!
George. Nicely said! I would add that Panama is no longer cheap. The prices here have risen so much since 2010.
Panama | Central Isthmus...Den of Drugs. History of Panama...quiet, serene and people are very friendly and its...cheap! History of Panama...drugs, gangs, corrupt police, corrupt politicians but... Panama is palm trees, serene, cheap, wonderful...lifestyle. Panama police looking for bribes... Example: Gang of robbers steals from a tourists or from their homes. Police arrives and believes gang of robbers are innocent...bribes...$1000's... underground connections. Nothing reported...nothing in the news, but why was gang of robbers caught with drugs? U.S. and International cooperation to monitor gang drug activities from its origin. Panama does not catch the drug leader's king pin...(too much money!). Where is the glory of Panama? Look over there at the rising sun over the oceans on two side of the isthmus. Look at the palm trees with its romantic getaway. Panama medical staff protest for some partial salary payment with life and death diseases. Look at the wonderful healthcare services...Panama! Panama death toll higher than that of...China's coronavirus! Panama gangs, underground drug connections, underground self-enrichment state government. Panama and China and a predictable new China supported ($100 billion) funded Panama/Dictator! Panama Cortizo and his...Political Unity...of corruption with non - transparent/General Comptroller! Panama...corruption...corruption...corruption...Grey list...Black list...economy spirals out of control! Panama history has always been that of flagrant...greed...Mossack Fonseca illustrate that assertion. Mossack Fonseca hidden money - assets used to bomb parts of...Africa! Panama...has always...always been corrupt...Manual Noriega a...drug...KINGPIN... stashed $300 million and invested overseas to hide his bags of loot!!! Panama former president Ricardo Martinelli...($billion/s) escaped to U.S.A. to hide is...loot! Every knew...domestically/internationally but... Panama president Cortizo...needs evidence. 33 Elites for money launderings or other crimes of state fund thefts recently...dismissed as predicted. Panama U.S. citizens are now leaving and some guy getting drunk to admit his failure! Drugs and booze and watch...T.V. Just like the complacency of...Panama!
The time to go is now before the next wave of virus hits and the lockdowns begin anew. We sold our cars to a consignment dealer in David and have very little furniture left. Advertise on craigslist and sell cheap. Boquete was getting stale before the six month house arrest now it's just a rush to the exit and to stay ahead of the crime wave that is surely coming.
We are out! One of the tens of thousands that fled on humanitarian flights during the last six months. There are many who are miserable and have lost all in Panama, Pollokeeper comes to mind, but many others can and should leave. No piece of property or is worth your life, health or happiness. Panama turned out to be a lie, it's true, but you can still escape!!
I agree with all the other comments here. I have learned to hate Panama in the last 6 months but my husband id dogmatic and refuses to move back home. He takes it personally as if he failed. He drinks heavily, watches tv all day and hates it here as much as me and only admits it when he's drunk. I am considering divorce if it means I have to spend the rest of my life in this shit hole.
We warn everyone to stay away and "not to buy into the Panama lie". We luckily only rented but we still lost thousands on our cars and household goods. It was worth it though to escape Panama. So much more to do here in the USA and our quality of life went up dramatically. Panama served as a good reminder of just how good we have it here in Ohio.
For the most part Panama attracts poor disaffected expats who like to project that they are living some grand adventure by eating dirty food and living without reliable water and electricity. Many felons living here on passports, sex tourists, and druggies who like that drugs are cheap. Panama is low brow and that is they type of people who stay there. Normal people say no straight away or figure it out in the first year. Unfortunately there was a big push years ago to get people to buy in Panama and now tens of thousands are stuck in devalued poorly built properties.
Biggest mistake of our lives was selling everything and moving to Panama. We know so many couples who privately feel the same way but put on a happy face for the family and friends back home because they don't want the shame of admitting Panama was a mistake.
The drugs are the least of it now. Taking a bath on our underwater real estate with almost no hope of selling. Gringos holding Right of Possession property have no hope at all.
This type of thing is as common as teen pregnancies in Panama. People retired and bought into a drug cartel state.