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Same Smoke, Different Day

Environmental IssuesBy DON WINNER for - If you will remember, back on 5 February 2011 Panama's Minister of Tourism Salomon Shamah put his hand over this heart and swore to the residents of Playa Blanca that the dump would be closed no later than 15 March 2011. Well, I received the following email today: "Same smoke, different day! Once again Playa Blanca & surrounding communities are smothered in toxic trash fumes, poisoning Panamanians, residents & tourists alike. What happened to the Minister of Tourism's promise to clean up this shameful pit? I thought that perhaps as journalists you might want to follow up this story? Sign me - Anonymous"

Editor's Comment: Good question. No progress at all? When I get back to Panama I'll put an inquiry (WTF) to the Minister's office.

Copyright 2011 by Don Winner for Go ahead and use whatever you like as long as you credit the source. Salud.

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