Tuesday, March 10 2009 @ 06:47 PM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - This afternoon both Balbina Herrera and Bobby Velasquez denied having received any money from David Murcia, who is currently in prison in Colombia awaiting trial on money laundering charges. Both of the PRD candidates tried to turn to discussion toward Ricardo Martinelli, and categorically denied having taken a dime from Murcia. When asked if she would participate in and help and potential investigation on the part of Panama's Public Ministry or Electoral Tribunal into these allegations, Balbina Herrera sidestepped the question and failed to answer with a simple yes or no. No matter what happens, this election in Panama just got a whole lot more interesting, and you can expect these allegations to make international news.
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