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Tuesday, September 02 2014 @ 02:48 AM EDT

Mireya Moscoso's Son Asks "Popi" Varela To Stop Slandering His Family

PoliticsRicardo Moscoso, the son of the former president Mireya Moscoso, harshly questioned yesterday the National Assembly Deputy Jose Luis Varela for saying he had lunch at a restaurant with President Ricardo Martinelli and the head of the Security Council, Gustavo Perez. "Deputy Varela, if the president had not fired your brother, then today you would have applauded any lunch the president might have had," said the young Moscoso via his Twitter account, noting that on Monday he was with his mother in Boquete as their farm in Arco Iris.

Not only Varela wrote about the former president Mireya Moscoso, but also the Panameņista Jorge Barakat, who claimed president Ricardo Martinelli offered Mireya Moscoso $10 million dollars for her to run in a primary election against Juan Carlos Varela. This comment was re-Tweeted by Luis Ernesto Carles.

Ricardo Moscoso asked Varela how long he and his family are going to slander the former president, while stressing that - although it is not true about the meeting - any meeting between the two leaders should not create a problem if it is for the benefit of the country. (Critica)

Editor's Comment: Hey, Ricardo Moscoso is all grown up. Last time I saw him he was a fat little kid sucking down pizza at Athen's in Obarrio when his mother was still president. As much as I dislike Mireya Moscoso - mostly because her administration was terribly corrupt - it's true that Juan Carlos Varela has greatly weakened the position of the Panameņista political party because of his own greed and political ambition. Once he signed up and formed an alliance with Ricardo Martinelli and the CD, the Panameņistas has a slim chance of being able to arise from the ashes like the proverbial Phoenix. Remember how Martin Torrijos won in 2004 - mostly because Mireya Moscoso was seen as the most corrupt politician on the planet? I mean for crying out loud - by the time she was done they had to change the name of the party in an effort to erase her memory.

Ricardo Martinelli's CD party was able to gain ground and grow because the Panamanian voters recognized there is practically no difference (in terms of corruption) between the PRD and the Panameņistas. So, why not have Mireya Moscoso run against Juan Carlos Varela in a primary. The $10 million dollars would go a long way as "seed money" for her campaign spending. And if she could take the party back over, she could boot the Varela brothers and Jose I. Blandon, and join forces again with Martinelli and the Molirena guys. If that happens then we're back to the scenario which has all of these non-PRD parties running this country for the next 100 years. The only thing stopping that is an overly ambitious Juan Carlos Varela, so it makes sense to try to stick a pin into that balloon. Martinelli could look the camera right in the eye and say "yeah, sure, I gave Mireya Moscoso $10 million dollars - why not? Should be fun to watch. I hope she wins..." and then watch the fireworks.

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