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Tuesday, April 23 2019 @ 10:56 PM UTC

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233 Firearms Seized So Far In 2013 In Colon

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Today, the National Police seized 8 firearms without a permit and 4 with permit but under investigation in the province of Colon.

233 firearms have been seized so far in 2013, 20 more than last year at this time.

This report was provided by Deputy Commissioner Porfirio Justavino, chief of the National Police in Colon.(La Critica)

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President Martinelli Went Before The ANATI To Request A Reevaluation Of His House

Panama NewsPresident Ricardo Martinelli went to the headquarters of the National Authority of Land Administration in Amador, to request a voluntary appraisal of his properties.

"I want to ask you to reevaluate my house,” said Martinelli when he arrived at the Anati. At the same time, he asked other people who own houses in the city and beaches to do the same thing.

Martinelli said “my company is the one that pays more taxes, it’s the way to give money to those who need it the most and for the Government to do its works, I want to ask you to reevaluate my house and since I’m doing the right thing, I want everyone to reevaluate their homes if they haven’t been reevaluated in 20, 25 years and some of them even in 40 years because you must do what you preach.”

He said there are beach houses that “don’t even have a value and there are many places that have disappeared and I believe it’s convenient for them to start doing it with my house to give the example.”

Earlier, Martinelli said through Twitter that he didn’t know his house was not appraised in 25 years, after an article said his property was registered for less than its cadastral value.

After the President informed about his intentions of going to the ANATI, the former minister of the Presidency, "Jimmy" Papadimitriu, asked the President through Twitter to return the lands of the Santa Monica farm, which is right next to Juan Hombrón. (Telemetro)

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Many Businesses In Via España Have Been Forced To Close

Panama NewsMost of the businesses located at Vía España, have been forced to close because the works of the Panama Metro System that started two years ago have directly affected these establishments.

According to the businessmen, they closed their businesses due to a lack of clients in the area that was blocked many times by these works.

However, another businessman from a tailoring establishment, said even though some stores closed due to a lack of clients, they are still fighting to support their businesses.

Some other businessmen said they had sales most of the times, usually down to a 50% to survive.

Also, beauty salons, clinics and restaurants decided to receive a compensation and close, many of them frustrated due to this situation.

On the other hand, the Metro Secretary of Panama said the works might be ready in January 2014. (TVN)

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Seven Containers Collapsed At The Balboa Port

Panama NewsAn entire stowage of containers fell down due to its own weight in Panama Ports during the morning, at the Balboa port. The company issued a statement confirming the event, ruling out any injuries and “confirms its faithful commitment with complying with security and protection regulations with its employees.”

However, witnesses of this event believe is an “internal negligence” due to certain irregularities in the distribution of containers.

Four containers crushed the two that were holding them beneath, apparently because the bottom ones were not holding any merchandise and the ones on top had dangerous contents, according to one of the witnesses of the accident. A seventh container was affected, because it was being moved and was going by near the others.

Panama Ports didn’t give more details on the event in the document distributed to the different means of communication. (Estrella)

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First Hemorrhagic Dengue Death Reported In Chepo

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Today, the Ministry of Health (MINSA) confirmed the first death so far this year from hemorrhagic dengue in Chepo.

The victim was a 60 year old man, who was found by vector control inspectors of the institution and had never received treatment at any medical center.

The secretary general of the MINSA, Félix Bonilla, said inspectors did their daily inspection when they found this person who was immediately sent to the Santo Tomas Hospital, where he died.

Bonilla made a call on the community, to remain vigilant and to not accumulate water in containers in order to avoid a nationwide epidemic.(TVN)

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Leaks Reported During Pipeline Repair Works In El Ingenio

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After 10 consecutive hours of work by a the IDAAN staff, leaks were reported in some of the accessories installed during the 16' pipeline repair works in El Ingenio.

According to the images captured, the water keeps flooding the place where the repairs are being made.

The metropolitan director of the IDAAN, Abilio Pittí, said they'll tighten the fitting of the accessories and if it doesn't work they'll make the necessary changes.(TVN)

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Lavitola's Lover Was Accused Of International Corruption

Panama NewsThe Panamanian Karen de Gracia Castro was accused of international corruption in Italy, related to the scandal of equipment purchase made by Panama to Finmeccanica and the frustrated construction of prisons in Panama by the Italian company Svemark.

De Gracia appears next to Lavítola (her former lover) and Paolo Pozzessere, commercial director of Finmeccanica, accused by the prosecutors in Naples of creating a company to transfer at least 23 million dollars from bribes.

The company is Agafia Corp., which according to the file received part or all the bribes related to the projects and purchases from Finmeccanica and Svemark.

In this file, the telephonic interception of an executive from Finmeccanica—Marco Acca—is also included, who, from the office of the President, in the Palace of the Herons, was asking permission from his bosses to deny the payment of bribes in Panama, per Ricardo Martinelli’s request. (Prensa)

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National Police Units Guarding The Avenida De Los Martires

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The Avenida de los Martires is currently being guarded by policemen, after the group "El Kolectivo" painted murals in the place on Sunday.

Even though the murals made by the group on sunday were painted over plastic, they were removed by the authorities.

The place is guarded by agents of the National Police in order to ensure the site will not be painted again.(Dia a Dia)

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Dead Body Found Inside Of A Bag In Chepo

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Today, a dead body was found inside of a bag in the area of ​​El Llano, in Chepo.

The body found inside of the bag was of a clear complexion male, wearing underwears, covered in lime and it was in state of decomposition.

According to reports, the body was missing its hands and legs.

There are no reports of missing persons in the place, so the authorities are investigating the incident.(Mi Diario)

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First Lady Visited The Santo Tomas Hospital On Mother's Day

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Yesterday, the First Lady of the Republic, Marta Linares de Martinelli, handed over 800 food baskets to mothers in the maternity ward of the Santo Tomas Hospital.

Linares de Martinelli said she had the great opportunity to share with those women who had the joy of becoming a mother for the first time.

She also said the most important thing is for new mothers to establish close bonds with their children for their proper growth and development, and to give them breast milk as the main food during their first months of life.(Panama America)

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