Varela Sees "Persecution" In The CEMIS Case Against Torrijos
Friday, July 20 2012 @ 01:44 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: Maybe Varela doesn't know that the only reason the Supreme Court was about to call Martin Torrijos to trial is because he used to enjoy a level of immunity as a member of the Central American Parliament. Maybe Varela is simply ignorant of the other procedures related to the CEMIS investigations, being conducted by other courts in the Judicial Branch. Or maybe Varela is just so damn desperate to try to "score political points" anytime, anywhere, that he now finds himself in the position of having defended Martin Torrijos, the corrupt former president who apparently oversaw and managed the payments of $200,000 in bribes to PRD lawmakers in 2001. Yeah, good call, Juan Carlos.
It's fun to watch these politicians as they roll around in the mud. Let's see- who was running the country in 2001 when all of this CEMIS bullshit was going on? Oh yeah - MIREYA MOSCOSO from the Panameņista party. They were the ones who put this whole deal together, and "worked" with Torrijos to get it done. All of this was also tied to the vote to get Winston Spadafora and Alberto Cigarruista on the Supreme Court. Guys - this is now the reason why the country is being run by guys who have a banner of Democratic Change - because all of the standard politicians are a bunch of corrupt bastards and the people got tired of it. To the point they were ready to try something "crazy" for a "change" - because the PRD and Panameņistas are known and clearly identified as corrupt elements.