Panama - the continent’s laughingstock

 
1,585Views 5Comments Posted 01/06/2020

There are unequivocal signs that lead to the conclusion that there is an unwritten pact to neutralize the actions of the Public Ministry in high-profile cases. The events have been triggered from the moment the current Attorney General took office, last January.

Cases have stalled; prosecutor rotations lack practicality; the defense teams of the accused are loosening their management in favor of their clients, including the withdrawal of resources that they intended to delay their processes. One by one, each piece begins to fall in the exact place. By the time the puzzle is complete, we will be the laughingstock of the continent, with solid, documented, and proven cases that will end in shameful, but traditional impunity.

With everything, There are those who tear their clothes crying for justice because Panama does not get off the blacklists. But, at the same time, we do not renounce the most rampant corruption in the three organs of the State. With genuflex authorities, we will be condemned to live sick from the corruption pandemic. - LA PRENSA  June 1

 



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Cicero3

If powerful officials getting impunity for corruption makes a nation a laughing stock, wait until Trump pardons his cronies before he leaves office. The way old man Bush did. They already dropped charges against Flynn; who had pled guilty under oath.

1 month ago
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Banjaxed

Panama, like all other countries to varying degree has its problems. I take heart from the fact that an article such as this can be published in Panama with impunity. Before a problem can be solved it must be known about. Panama may or may not be the laughing stock of the continent but I wouldn't worry about it too much. The United States is the laughing stock of the world and it doesn't seem to bother them much.

1 month ago
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BIG C

Our country is a laughable republic. Let's recall the education system where a few years back 60 odd teachers were found to have bought their degrees or license to teach and didn't have any decent education themselves. Let's now get to the arch bishop saying that there will be no sex education in the schools - wait a minute since when does a guy that doesn't have any children get the word on how to educate our children? What about the incompetence of financial advisors [bankers] that give wrong information and when you lose money on their advise they always have a Panamanian excuse of not being responsible? Pharmacy workers that dispense the wrong drugs because they cannot read a prescription? The last 2 persons mentioned have happened to me and not once but several times. These are just a few examples of why Panama is the laughing stock of the Americas.

1 month ago
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BIG C

Our country is a laughable republic. Let's recall the education system where a few years back 60 odd teachers were found to have bought their degrees or license to teach and didn't have any decent education themselves. Let's now get to the arch bishop saying that there will be no sex education in the schools - wait a minute since when does a guy that doesn't have any children get the word on how to educate our children? What about the incompetence of financial advisors [bankers] that give wrong information and when you lose money on their advise they always have a Panamanian excuse of not being responsible? Pharmacy workers that dispense the wrong drugs because they cannot read a prescription? The last 2 persons mentioned have happened to me and not once but several times. These are just a few examples of why Panama is the laughing stock of the Americas.

1 month ago
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Jbbrown

They think this makes Panama the laughing stock? When the schools came in worst? When international IQ testing put panama in low 80's? Panama has been a banana republic laughing stock for a long time.

1 month ago
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