Wednesday, January 22 2014 @ 11:07 AM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
"They never thought Quijano was going to take a strong stand ... and now they are betting on removing Quijano" said Blandon, who explained at first the Spanish company and leader of the GUPC consortium Sacyr Vallehermoso blamed the administrator (for the current crisis).
This thesis is reinforced by a "mysterious" recent protest by former employees of the Panama Canal Administration against Quijano, and a "fuss" on the Board of the ACP.
He pointed to the countries involved in the issue such as Italy and Spain, the companies and their internal and external partners.
The former Foreign Minister and internationalist Marcel Salamin advised Quijano on TVN to "be careful" of the members of the Board of Directors of the Panama Canal, who are conditioning their support and who are involved in "conspiracies" to put him in difficulty.
"There are people fishing in troubled waters .... a little technical coup d'etat to remove the administrator can not be admissible," he says. (Estrella)
Editor's Comment: Rumors and gossip. Ricardo Martinelli now has enough of his appointees on the Board of Directors of the Panama Canal that he controls what goes on there. Quijano was elected in 2012, with Martinelli's support. Martinelli has been behind Quijano's actions and decisions in this little crisis with the GUPC all the way through. I'm absolutely certain Martinelli and Quijano are comparing notes and jointly deciding on their strategy to navigate their way through this problem.
The guys on the outside who were appointed by the PRD would love (love) to see Quijano go away, and that explains why they are sitting around at night and dreaming up these sorts of scenarios. And of course the (PRD's) GUPC was, in fact, surprised by the hard nose stance adopted by Quijano - so they too would love to see him go away. But that's not likely to happen.