Network of Corrupt Officials Broken Up at Public Registry
Monday, June 07 2010 @ 07:36 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: Unfortunately, this is a "standard practice" in many government offices in Panama. If you want to get anything done, the people who are supposed to be doing the paperwork slow it down and drag it out as long as possible. They know that eventually someone will show up to complain. When that happens, they have a private little meeting in a back office somewhere, and they make it perfectly clear that it will cost you money if you want to speed things up. This kind of corruption is hard to root out, and I'm glad to see some progress being made. These people should be more than fired, they should also be criminally prosecuted.