Chinga'o - Unexpected Audit Results for Northern and Southern Corridors

Tuesday, March 02 2010 @ 10:30 PM UTC

Contributed by: Don Winner

By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - That's funny. Today the following political cartoon appeared in La Estrella. A few months ago president Ricardo Martinelli erected big signs on the Northern and Southern Corridors, saying "Ahora Le Toca Al Pueblo" (Now It's The People's Turn). Yesterday Alberto Vallarino, the Minister of Economy and Finances, presented the audits ordered by the government of both projects. According to those reports, the Northern Corridor has supposedly lost money, and at the rate it's going they will literally never recoup their investment. The situation is similar for the Southern Corridor. Everyone basically expected the audit to reveal that the companies running both highways are raking in millions of dollars and screwing over the Panamanian people and government. In this political cartoon today, two Mexicans, wearing hats marked Pycsa and ICA, the two companies involved, are saying in Spanish but with Mexican accents - "Hey Man, according to your friggin' audit this is what you get..." - bones. And there's Martinelli, looking frustrated. (Source - La Estrella)

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