Questions loom over national dialogue

Whose voice will ring loudest?

 
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What can we expect from the national dialogue called by the President of the Republic? Panamanians know the problems that must be solved immediately, in the medium and long term. Dialogue is a laudable initiative, but huge doubts hang over it. The first actors in these debates will undoubtedly be the politicians of the existing parties, the same ones who, by action or omission, are largely responsible for the country's limited progress in matters such as education, health, etc. Second, the solutions that are agreed should be measurable and the responsibilities that arise from them have faces. Without a process to evaluate progress and without someone to account for it, this effort will only be a monumental waste of time and, consequently, of trust. The theme of this dialogue is not to identify problems, it is to seek, analyze and discuss solutions, with the participation of citizens. And, although reaching the goals that are set will depend largely on politicians, they will have to be given the benefit of the doubt. They have before them an opportunity to interact with citizens and, together, to find solutions. The country hopes they will not waste it, because patience and trust have limits. – LA PRENSA, Nov. 26.

 



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George Klk

Panama | U.S. Democrats Political Maneuvers In Panama U.S. President Elect: Biden could negotiate a deal with Panama. Facts: U.S. / Panama Negotiation Points 1. U.S. wants a lower canal toll fees on their export products. - U.S. maintains more money in circulation for its economy and campaign support. 2. U.S. wants more discounts for U.S. tourists. - U.S. maintains more money in circulation for its economy and campaign support. - Panama wants U.S. to drop investigation of the Martinelli sons. - Panama wants to borrow from U.S. banks with higher credit approval. - Panama wants impunity from the United States. 3. U.S. Democrat Socialist agendas could / may / predictably support Panama's Socialist agendas with construction work loans and election campaign support funds by raising construction costs with commissions at... Panama's tax payers expense. 4. U.S. wants Panama to join the alliance against Venezuela illegal president...Maduro. Interesting highlights of possible outcomes may not be so farfetched... not with the U.S. democrats!

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George Klk

Panama | Martinelli Dance Draws The Only Dialogue || - How many political parties does Panama have? - How do the parties communicate and...[when]? - How was the past administration representing Panama? - What was the current Panama president Cortizo, main points that won his election? - Equal rights? More pay for workers across all races and gender? More jobs? - Who is Panama president Cortizo? A cattle rancher? - What is the...[ Politics of Panama ]? - How much does Panama president earn for his executive position per week / month / year? - What does the poll say about President Cortizo's performances? - How can there be a dialog if...politics is absent? - Where are the political parties in all of this to provide any information? - What is the politics of Panama?... (Hand in the cookie jar...National Assembly a rotten organ...Mossack Fonseca... shortage of medicine...Social Security fiasco / CSS...). [NOT ONE...NOT ONE...POLITICAL PARTY GROUP DISCUSSED THE MATTER DURING ANY NEWS VIDEO...NOT ONE...POLITICS]? Last I heard...there was a protest and then...silence...the protesters were allowed to be released! Video footage captured the fear as they were hauled in swat team vehicles to some holding station by the police. That never...never happened in the United States with that number of protesters that I know of. Panama has no...POLITICS...ONLY A "UNITY" MANTRA FROM PRESIDENT CORTIZO...THAT'S IT! There is absolutely no...POLITICS EXCEPT CONSTANT CORRUPTIONS OF $100's Millions / Billion/s from the...MARTINELLI ADMINISTRATION, NOW MARTINELLI AND SONS UNDERGROUND OPERATION. WHERE ARE THE POLITICAL LEADERS TO ADDRESS ANY... INVESTIGATION AND IMPEACHMENTS AGAINST THE FUGITIVE MARTINELLI WHEN HE FLED THE... UNITED STATES AS ADMITTED BY THE UNITED STATES!!! WHY DOES PANAMA NEED OUTSIDE HELP WITH INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS??? ADD INSULT TO THE DAMAGE, THE SUPREME COURT DELAYED MARTINELLI'S SUPREME COURT DECISION UNTIL 2024 PROVIDING MARTINELLI COPIOUS AMOUNT OF TIME TO FORM HIS PARTY AND RUN FOR ELECTION...AUTOMATIC AND GUARANTEED IMPUNITY!!! Dialogue? What Dialogue? Link: Google Leaders of Cambio Democrático support Martinelli in front of the Supreme Court Editor Mon, 06/11/2018 - 23:39 Martinelli was supposed to rescue Panama from Varela, but that turned out to be a complete joke as... Martinelli himself fled Panama and bought a mansion and bought a yacht and drank his favorite alcoholic beverage, except he forgot to take Varela with him and his family alcoholic beverage business. THAT MY FRIEND IS CALLED...PANAMA POLITICS AND THE CORTIZO CALL FOR... PANAMA POLITICAL...UNITY!!!

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Alfredo1937

Diputados son el problema major

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Alfredo1937

Diputados son el problema major

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Alfredo1937

Diputados son el problema major

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Alfredo1937

Diputados son el problema major

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George Klk

Panama | National Dialog Consists of Substance...Nonexistent. National Assembly politicians do not carry out a dialog for several reasons. In the first place, there was only the dialog with Brazil's Odebrecht, why? $Money$! Money from Odebrecht were based on promises of campaign support in the millions of dollars. Odebrecht over the years has had contracts and political commissions of at least...$9 billion. A 10% - 15% commission is at least $900, 000 to $1,350 million is basically another industry supporting the election campaign but what is truly a, re-election campaign of N.A. deputies supporting their favorite new presidential candidate. N.A. legislatures and deputies look for someone that has a leadership to control vast amounts of money and has control of businesses and financial institutions, legal or not it doesn't matter. Someone that guarantees success despite legal troubles commensurate with the amount of money. This money secures the N.A. deputies career with their well establish rank and seniority for their higher pay political positions for another repeated endless term. When I started my commentaries years back on the abuse of the construction contracts by political leaders, I started to put the pieces of the puzzles together and this opened a gateway for an investigation and it turns out there was a number of these corruptions going on. The Panama prosecutors do not even begin to make sense of this whole matter because they are limited to one specific charge with delay tactics by the defendant's lawyers... former president Martinelli. There is no dialog, because there is no substance to get to the bottom of the Panama National Assembly fiasco. Martinelli is a major...major...and I mean... MAJOR CONTENDER FOR THE PANAMA PRESIDENCY RE-ELECTION AND HE HAS SUITCASES FULL OF MONEY FROM HIS POLITICAL DEALINGS WITH THE AID OF HIS UNDERGROUND OPERATORS, INCLUDING HIS SONS IN THEIR ATTEMPT TO GET HIS MONEY. THE UNITED STATES IS INVESTIGATING THE CASE FOR MONEY LAUNDERING AT THIS TIME. The N.A. deputies derive this money from the state and contract maneuvers for high commissions with various avenues for access and a stream of cash flow checks with the aid of the banking institutions. Much of this process turned out to be corruptions that led to the scandals. This is why, there can be no dialog because of the underground operation agendas between several political parties and now, Martinelli want another party he can lead. I know this sounds complicated but it is important to gather all the facts so that these matters can be discussed that severely opposes the right for Panamanian citizens to carry out dialogs with their politicians. It is easy to say...budget and therefore it is a matter of looking into the books and much of it is already known to be non - transparent accounting. With the N.A. legislatures and deputies, the subject is dropped with no media reporting and leaving it to commentaries from outside the country to figure this out with very little means to persuade the authorities of the critical and original sources of the problems. Impunity is an automatic door to a free pass from jail and all it takes are some...complacent judges. Just delay the court proceedings for another four years and guess what....hey, the alleged political leaders are running for another election term...impunity again. Panamanians are suffering and one would think with the new expansion canal things would get better, but I knew there was a good chance this wasn't going to happen. It's just to good to be true, especially when the police chiefs and prison officials allow corruption within their facilities...bribes and money laundering, just like the all famous, well established for years...MOSSACK FONSECA...and former president Varela would have had first hand information as a senior politician. I tried to keep this flowing without any repeating sentences to illustrate the facts, but this will not draw very many political readers in my view.

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Oh ya

The problem is lots of employers do not want a educated workforce as it's easier to fool fools, and they also don't want a workforce that has a English-speaking ability as other employers will lure them away.

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