Computers and Documents Stolen From Office of Juan Carlos Navarro
Tuesday, August 07 2012 @ 09:35 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: There have been so many cases of stolen computers and offices violated, one would think that by now all of the primary political players in Panama would have woken up to the need for adequate security measures. The theft occurred during either late Sunday night or the very early morning hours of Monday morning. The criminals took advantage of the fact that Juan Carlos Navarro and his team were in the interior of the country on a political trip, so they apparently knew no one would be guarding the office. They broke through at least two doors, disabled a security alarm, and stole computers and documents. This wasn't about money - it was about information. Right now it looks like Navarro's "Blue Wave" branch of the PRD is poised to take over control of the party on 26 August 2012 in their next national convention. 4,200 delegates will elect the next Secretary General and the rest of the members of the National Executive Committee (CEN). Mitchell Doens is on the way out with the rest of his pack of "dinosaurs" - so it's possible this theft is some sort of an act of desperation - those guys trying to make a "hail Mary" pass at the end of the game, to come up with something that will torpedo Navarro's campaign at the last second. But damn dude, spend some real money on security...