La Prensa article nails it: The ruling reeks of elitism.

https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Fallo-Odebrecht-envia-mensaje-impunidad_0_5365713422.html Former presidential candidate Ricardo Lombana said he is not surprised by the decision of the Second Court of Justice not to grant an extension to investigate the Odebrecht case , since in this case the Judicial Branch has always tried to avoid investigations. info Failure would prevent prosecutors from …

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The Good Ol’ Days: Before $1 Million was paid to secure extradition. Sounds like a bounty to me.

https://www.critica.com.pa/nacional/varela-se-gasto-casi-1-millon-para-extraditar-el-loco-554868 The government of Juan Carlos Varela hired a firm that represented Chavismo and the Sandinistas and paid him about $ 1 million to manage the extradition of ex-president Ricardo Martinelli who had requested the Judicial Branch and was managed by Ambassador Emanuel González Revilla before the US Department of …

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Porcell is waffling and LATE to the party. With Varela gone she now finds voice.

https://www.panamaamerica.com.pa/judicial/kenia-porcell-asegura-que-el-gobierno-de-juan-carlos-varela-tambien-es-investigado-por-caso The Attorney General of the Nation, Kenya Porcell, tried to defend herself against the accusations that exist against “selectivity of justice”, indicating that in the Odebrecht case all governments have been investigated, including that of former president Juan Carlos Varela .RELATED NEWS They denounce Juan Carlos Varela for receiving …

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New VP putting Varela travel on front street.

OP ED: My post from the past…. http://panamanowonline.com/varela-no-stranger-to-travel-expenses-for-panama/ ‘Juan Carlos Varela was staying in rooms of $ 4,500 and used huge black limousine’ https://www.panamaamerica.com.pa/politica/juan-carlos-varela-se-hospedaba-en-habitaciones-de-4500-y-utilizaba-limusina-negra-enorme The Vice President of the Republic, José Gabriel Carrizo said that in the Government of former President Juan Carlos Varela there were inconceivable expenses both in …

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No longer President,…..Varela not called by prosecution to testify. SHOCKER

OP ED: No shit. PNO showed you the guy at Houston heading to China last week. BOOM https://impresa.prensa.com/panorama/Expresidente-Varela-testificar-juicio-Martinelli_0_5357464290.html Former President Juan Carlos Varela was left without testifying in the trial that is also followed by ex-president Ricardo Martinelli for the punctures. David Cuevas, lawyer for Rosendo Rivera, one of the …

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Cortizo policy shift is a backhanded slap to the reign of the CD party.

No lying, no cheating, no stealing should be the behavior of the new government of Cortizo, who in his first speech listed the actions to reactivate the economy. He called for justice and advanced the projects that he will send to the Assembly http://laestrella.com.pa/panama/nacional/cortizo-instala-nuevo-codigo-conducta/24127973 Laurentino ‘Nito’ Cortizo approached the podium at …

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Nito adds more to the new staff. Note new appointments.

https://www.prensa.com/politica/nombramientos_0_5337216294.html The elected president,  Laurentino Cortizo made new appointments for his government, this Thursday, June 27, in ministries, addresses, secretariats and authorities. As manager of Tocumen SA, he appointed Raffoul Arab Pinzón; The new general director of the National Secretariat for Children, Adolescents and Family (Senniaf) is Sara Rodríguez and …

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We look back at Varela as Nito era begins.

OP ED: Based on what we reported on during the year, thought this would be higher. I’m pissed I can’t rant a bit more. “JB” https://www.prensa.com/politica/millones-dolares-publicidad-gastaron-Varela_0_5339466030.html During the five years of administration of President Juan Carlos Varela , (2014-2019), the investment in advertising amounted to $ 26 million 447 thousand …

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