Panama City Mayor Issues New Rule - Panama Is Now A Dry Town
Saturday, November 19 2011 @ 03:09 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: Once again, this is a political move. The original intent of the "carrot law" was to close the bars a little earlier in an attempt to cut down on late night alcohol fueled violence. Of course we all know that's not going to work - historically it's been proven people will just change their drinking and partying habits to conform to the new restrictions and schedules. And the thing about not applying the rule to hotels and casinos was a nod to international visitors and tourism. But now Bosco Vallarino - who is a member of the opposition Panameńista political party - has made this move in order to shove a stick into the eye of Ricardo Martinelli and the CD. And how will they be likely to respond? Don't be surprised if now Martinelli says "screw that dude" and the National Assembly goes back and revokes his Panamanian citizenship. He would then be forced from office, and Roxana Mendez would take over as the new Mayor of Panama City. They have threatened to do this several times, and until recently Bosco has been "playing nice" and this is his first major play since the alliance broke up on 30 August 2011. They just might toast his ass. Let's see. Anyway, no booze for you, bud. I hear you can still party all night long in Costa Rica...