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Keeping The Pressure Up On Hookers - Another Massage Parlor Raided

Nightlife, Bars, and PartyingBy Carlos A. Rodríguez for La Critica - More than a dozen foreign nationals were detained by officials from the Ministry of Health while at work on a Night Club without proper health permits. The nightclub is located in the Centro Comercial El Dorado in Bethania. The action occurred on Wednesday in the evening, amid an inspection of commercial premises, headed by Health Minister Flanklin Vergara. According to the official, the operation is to prevent sexual diseases. (See Comments)

Editor's Comment: Interesting. This was a raid on the Club Miami in El Dorado. But interestingly enough this time the Mayor of Panama City Bosco Vallarino was not involved in the raid. There were no police or anyone from Immigration either - just health officials - so this one was different. Anyway, they are still keeping the pressure on the hooker business in Panama.

Retienen a extranjeras sin permiso de salud

Carlos A. Rodríguez | Crítica en Línea

Más de una docena de ciudadanas extranjeras fueron retenidas por los funcionarios del Ministerio de Salud mientras laboraban en un Night Club sin su permiso de salud.

El local nocturno queda ubicado en el Centro Comercial El Dorado, corregimiento de Betania.

La acción se registró el miércoles, en horas de la noche, en medio de un operativo a locales comerciales, encabezado por el ministro de Salud, Flanklin Vergara.

Según el funcionario, el operativo es para prevenir enfermedades sexuales.

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Keeping The Pressure Up On Hookers - Another Massage Parlor Raided
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, August 21 2009 @ 06:16 PM EDT

Its a shame that they are giving Club Miami a hard time. I guess it is an easy target. The girls in there are the cleanest, most well behaved and least trouble for tourist out of all the clubs in Panama City ! If the Goverment is really bothered about health and safety tthey would be better off spending their time filling in huge pot-holes in side-walks and roads and cutting off dangerous pieces of random iron and wood that stick out of the ground or from walls next to main side-walks. Not to mention of course the dangers of the Diablo Rojos ! Yeah...please leave our beautiful girls alone and concentrate on fixing the real dangers in the city!

Keeping The Pressure Up On Hookers - Another Massage Parlor Raided
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, August 22 2009 @ 01:44 AM EDT

OH NO!!! Detaining girls that didn't go to the health clinic this week and waiting for someone to show up with a bribe is news worthy for the La Critica now. If they don't go in and detain people every now and then how are they going to supplement their income? Trust me Don the health dept. had officers with them. They are too scared to go anywhere without them.

Keeping The Pressure Up On Hookers - Another Massage Parlor Raided
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, August 22 2009 @ 06:57 AM EDT

I wish someone would do something about the new bar in our area. It is open all night and the ¨ladies¨ start arriving about 4:30 AM--some with their ¨johns¨ but most by taxi. The police seem to drive by every couple hours. Some times they stop and check a few papers, or try to talk a drunk out of driving. I´m not sure what all goes on in the bar but the music is so loud the vibrations can be felt in our building a block away. I am awake about every 2 hours and have a good view of the street along side the bar. Lots of taxi traffic and lots of police trucks. I have yet to see them haul any one away.

Keeping The Pressure Up On Hookers - Another Massage Parlor Raided
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, August 22 2009 @ 08:24 AM EDT

Don, you need to write an article detailing the huge economic benefit Panama gets from the Colombian girls. It is more than most people think and based on what the current government is doing, it appears they don't have a clue. Here are my comments on your article last week "Run-its the Pussy Patrol": "Great article. Now there needs to be a follow up one titled: "Killing the Golden Goose" reminding the powers that be of the millions of dollars in foreign direct investment that the Colombiana working girls are responsible for being pumped into the economy here. How do you say? Many of those Gringos who travel here for the hookers also do lots of business here. They buy a lot of real estate, invest in businesses, set up bank accounts, hire attorneys and other professionals, shop in the stores, rent hotel rooms, rent cars, etc. A huge number make the decision to invest in Panama because of all the hot Colombianas here. If the current government insists on getting rid of the Colombianas the country will pay a huge price in the form or reduced foreign investment. It is that simple. Panama is virutally the only place that offers the Gringo businessman/investor the package of business and pleasure in this combination. What's more, now that Panama is being hit by the economic downturn who do you think is still coming here to spend money? These same guys. I know many of them and all off them told me they made the decision to invest in Panama because of all the girls and that they would not come here and invest if the girls were not here. The current government needs to understand this. They should support the working girls rather than hassle them, detain them, allow the police to rape and rob them (yes, this does happen often), and generally treat them as if they have no human rights whatsoever. What's more, most of these girls are decent people who come here to support their poor families back home. Just my observations".

Keeping The Pressure Up On Hookers - Another Massage Parlor Raided
Authored by: Anonymous on Saturday, August 22 2009 @ 10:05 AM EDT

I've always complained that Panama never regulates standards to protect customers except, in cases like this where it comes to their own twig & berries. When wedding tackle or the family jewels are at stake...then they suddenly get serious.

Prostitution is legal in Panama as long as the business establishment is licensed by the government. The sex technicians (a.k.a. whores) must also be licensed and routinely screened to ensure that they do not spread communicable diseases.

I think Panama (in past) has taken very pragmatic steps to recognize that the world's oldest profession will never go away. If they make it illegal, it will go underground where it will operate unchecked and become unsafe. If they legalize and regulate prostitution, then they can help ensure medical safety standards are enforced while ensuring a safer outlet for most men who need this vice to ensure that their pistons are firing normally.

From this story it seems that foreign sex workers (possibly from Colombia, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, etc.) were working in Miami Club without the proper documents and licenses. If they don't have their documents, then clearly they are not being medically regulated. Therefore, it sounds like Panama took the appropriate steps to make sure that the customers (and some of the raiding team...later when they get off shift) are being safeguarded.

So, did quality control up-tick a little in Panama, or was there another motive? I hope it was for quality control...I hate witch hunts or petty excuses to pander money from working girls.

To the lady who was bothered by the noise...buy a couple of box window/floor fans...run them all the time and you will notice the white noise (that your brain automatically shuts-off) drowns-out diablo rojo street traffic, club music and the ever annoying nocturnal slaps, tickles and giggles.

Rusty

The hype of the week
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, August 25 2009 @ 07:09 AM EDT

No need to worry. I know my Panama. I bet that in two weeks time when all the overzealous policemen have received their bribes from the poor working girls everything will return to business as usual.

Such a huge business will not disappear overnight just because "Don" Bosco decides to enforce Opus Dei´s hypocritical no-illegal-sex policy. It big a media hype.

Keeping The Pressure Up On Hookers - Another Massage Parlor Raided
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, August 25 2009 @ 07:57 PM EDT

Isn't it comforting to know that the police are devoting all these resources to victimless crimes while the real thugs our out killing innocent citizens like Michael Cohen.