Contributed by: Don Winner
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Ha! The other day when I called the prosecutor in Bugaba, Lic. Carlos Gonzalez, he refused to answer any questions regarding the supposed kidnapping of two American tourists who, according to Telemetro, were stopped and abducted on Sunday as they returned from a day at the beach. I explained who I was, what I was doing, why I was interested, and that I was a reporter calling from Panama City. Lic. Gonzalez said (rather smugly) that if I wanted to go up there and talk to him face to face then he would be happy to answer my questions. He was assuming the chances of me taking the time to drive up there to talk with him about the case were slim. He also obviously had a case and was investigating something. He did not want to answer any questions over the telephone, and he also was very concerned about any information on the case getting into the press and possibly damaging his ongoing investigation. He was keeping his cards very close to his chest. Yesterday I received a call from Bob Hatting who lives in the area, and he agreed to drop in on the good offices of Lic. Carlos Gonzalez this afternoon to ask a few questions... (grin) (more)
Bob Can Tell It Just Fine:
Probably Not Americans: At this point if I had to make a bet, based on this information it looks like there was in fact a kidnapping, the victims were foreigners, but they probably were not Americans. OK, I can live with that for now. My next question - what country were the kidnapped foreigners from? In any case, thanks for making the run, Bob. Very much appreciated...
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