Saturday, June 02 2012 @ 10:31 AM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Editor's Comment: Have you noticed the unusual silence from the Panameñistas in this whole debacle? I suspect if you were to trace the business interests back to find the owners of the companies who were going to profit from the creation of this law (which has since been suspended), you'll find people sympathetic to the Panameñista political party. It's fundamentally embarrassing for the CD to have proposed Law 56 in 2010, the National Assembly passed it on their watch in May 2011, and now they had to come back and admit it was seriously flawed. I still think the biggest flaw was that the wrong guys were going to be making the money. Remember the alliance between the CD and Panameñistas broke up in the end of August 2011.