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151. WikiLeaks - US Embassy in Panama Tried To ...
United States pushed for the contract to construct the expansion of the Panama Canal to be granted to the U.S. firm Bechtel, rather than the Spanish firm ACS and Sacyr, according to American diplomatic messages leaked by Wikileaks and published today by the newspaper El Pais. The US Embassy in ...

152. Immigration: The Route Of The Bribes
Granting a visa to a Chinese immigrant was a windfall at the National Immigration Service. At least that was made evident by Asians who paid as much as $40,000 dollars to be here legally. Four of them testified before the Office of the Auxiliary Prosecutor in the investigations being carried ...

153. The Storm Surrounding Solomon Shamah
The Administrator - who has the rank of Minister - of the Tourism Authority, Solomon Shamah, is linked to a case of arms trafficking, according to a report published by the Independent Media Center (www.indymedia.org/fr/2010/06/938739.shtml). According to the report published by this media outlet, Shamah appeared in a photograph with ...

154. Tourists Paying Off Corrupt Traffic Cop in Panama ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - A couple of tourists from Canada came down to Panama on vacation, apparently during the dry season months last year. The video below was posted on 2 February 2011 but it doesn't say when or where it was shot. The rap being run by ...

155. Another Case Involving FECE School Funds
By Boris Gómez for La Prensa - Five public employees of the Ministry of Education (Meduca) in Chiriquí and two contractors are tied to the supposed embezzlement of about $10,000 dollars that was supposed to be used to turn a remote thatched-roofed school into a two classroom establishment in the ...

156. Joaquina Gallardo Singing Like A Canary Covered in ...
By Jean Marcel Chéry and Rafael Rodríguez for La Estrella - More than $1.5 million dollars has been embezzled from the Fund for Fairness and Quality in Education (FECE) in San Miguelito. What began with a checking account of the Gallardo family has ended in the unraveling of a complex ...

157. Police Chief Gustavo Perez Denies Kidnapping US Civilians ...
.autotagframe1 { float:right; padding:5px; width:200px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Gustavo Perez - Chief of the National Police By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - The Panama America newspaper ran a statement provided by the National Police Chief Gustavo Perez this morning, in which he denies that he participated ...

158. Protected Witness Responds To Allegations Being Made About ...
After the reactions in the media made by the former director of the National Police (PN), Gustavo Pérez, product of the strong testimony made by a witness who linked him to illegal cell phone taps, she responded to the allegations and reiterated what she had said in her earlier statements. ...

159. National Assembly Closes Complaint Against Martin Torrijos
.autotagframe2 { float:right; padding:5px; width:210px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Martin Torrijos The Credentials Committee of the National Assembly decided yesterday to close a complaint filed against former president Martin Torrijos Espino, as well as others filed against former Supreme Court judges Adan Arnulfo Arjona and Judge Victor ...

160. Roberto Velásquez Abood Left Meeting With Murcia Carrying ...
.autotagframe3 { float:right; padding:5px; width:210px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Fernando Aguilar, Arles Araúz and Rodrigo Ureña - The Three Former SPI Agents Who Guarded David Murcia By SANTIAGO FASCETTO and RAFAEL BERROCAL R. for La Prensa - Fernando Aguilar, the former agent of Panama's Institutional Protection Service ...

161. Lawyer Arrested In Paitilla Land Scandal Investigation
Attorney General Jose Ayú Prado ordered the arrest of Francisco Pérez Ferreira, the legal representative of the company Segura Ventures, Inc. Perez Ferreira, who has been charged for crimes against the administration and the public trust, is the second person arrested for alleged irregularities in the acquisition and transfer of ...

162. Q: Corrupt Customs Officials and Robberies of Tourists?
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - Received today via email: "Dear Mr. Winner, As an Ex-CZ Brat I'm an avid reader of Panama-Guide.com. You do a terrific job. Keep up the good work. In reference to you Oct.10th Story, "Big Money Confiscated at Panama Airport" I have a question; Q: ...

163. Nedelka Implicates Bonissi (In Public Ministry Corruption Scandal)
The former Secretary General of the Public Ministry (MP), Nedelka Diaz, spoke to the press from London six days after a scandal broke in the press, which indicates her as being involved in a network of corruption - and a prosecutor who freed four drug traffickers. Like Eva Lorentz, Diaz ...

164. More On the Bogus Fiberglass Scare (My Dad ...
By DON WINNER for Panama-Guide.com - No really, I mean it. I don't know how many people on the face of Planet Earth can look skyward and declare with the utmost confidence that "My father is a genius" and really, truly mean it. He is. He quite simply is. My ...

165. Panama's Supreme Court Orders CEMIS Corruption Case To ...
.autotagframe4 { float:right; padding:5px; width:210px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Former Lawmaker Carlos Afú By Elizabeth Garrido A. for La Prensa - Panama's Supreme Court of Justice ordered, under the presentation of Judge Oyden Ortega, that the investigations into the corruption case of the Centro Multimodal, Industrial y ...

166. Corruption In Customs and the Colon Free Trade ...
The relations between Panama and Colombia were not so cordial during the administration of Martin Torrijos. The differences, according the to revelations in the diplomatic cables of the United States: the opening of the Darien Gap, contraband and the blockage of the Colon Free Trade Zone, and the reserved criticism ...

167. Criminal Complaint Filed In ANATI Punta Chame Land ...
.autotagframe5 { float:right; padding:5px; width:169px; border: silver solid; border-width: 1px; text-align:center; } Franklin Oduber - Director of Panama's National Land Authority (ANATI) By DON WINNER for Pa nama-Guide.com Yesterday morning the highly respected and well known Panamanian environmental lawyer Dr. Donaldo Sousa Guevara, acting on behalf of the "Association of ...

168. Former ANATI Official Being Questioned in Juan Hombron ...
Just after 2:00 pm the former head of the Land Titling Office of the National Land Authority (ANATI), Anabelle Villamonte, presented herself to prosecutors, after Attorney General José Ayú Prado brought charges against her for environmental crimes over her handling of the land titles in Juan John Hombrón. According to ...

169. PTJ Interim Director Gustavo Barragán Wants To Stay
By José Otero for La Prensa - The interim director of Panama's Judicial Technical Police (PTJ) Gustavo Barragán said yesterday that he considers himself to have the knowledge and professional preparation necessary to be named as the permanent director. Barragán, with more than 20 years of experience as a investigator, ...

170. Martinelli Fires BDA Bank Manager Alejandro Posse
TVN Noticias - The Manager of the Agricultural Development Bank, Alejandro Posse, has been removed from office. The Secretary of State Communications reported tonight that the President of the Republic, Ricardo Martinelli, removed Posse from office, for irregularities in the designation of a farm. which should have been evaluated and ...

171. Italian And Foreign Politicians On Finmeccanica's Payola List
Judicial investigations in Italy indicate the defense giant Finmeccanica used private foundations as fronts to pay bribes to bribes to politicians and representatives of foreign governments, as well as "inflated" invoices. The investigations have caused a domino effect within the company and have generated new resignations. The most recent to ...

172. House Arrest Ordered for Former President Ernesto Perez ...
After appearing before Panama's Special Prosecutor for Organized Crime, former president Ernesto "El Toro" Pérez Balladares left the Avesa building in a Public Ministry vehicle, which took him to his residence in order to comply with a "house arrest" order issued by the prosecutor. Perez Balladares, who came to the ...

173. "Conéctate" Denies Mishandling of Funds
(Source) Within the administration of the program "Conéctate al Conocimiento" (Connect to Knowledge) there no fraud, poorly handled funds, or nepotism; and on the contrary the program has been managed within the parameters of transparency demanded by the United Nations Development Program, according to Julio Escobar and Gaspar Tarté, the ...

174. Photographer Captures Images of Police Abuse - And ...
By Magaly Rocío Montilla for El Siglo - A man has a swollen face and is bleeding from the nose. He just received a beating, given to him by a police officer, Corporal (Second) Sanchez (in the photo.) Moments before, the subject was accused of having damaged a toilet in ...

175. The US State Department Has Revoked The Visa ...
Officials, who requested to not have their names disclosed, said the government of the United States has revoked the visa of the Panamanian Minister of Tourism, Solomon Shamah, and this was why he could not travel to the U.S. with the delegation accompanying president Ricardo Martinelli at his encounter with ...

176. Lavitola, The Connection Between Panama, Millions of Dollars, ...
#Panama - The multi million dollar contracts Panama signed with Italian companies to supply safety equipment all have one name in common - Valter Lavitola. But the transaction hides another raw data. One contract involves the payment of $89 million dollars more than what has been paid by other countries ...

177. Panameñista Party Diverted Thousands of Dollars From Notaries
The notaries are one of the "spoils" distributed by politicians each time a new government comes to power. Although notaries by professional ethics should not to participate in politics, in reality most are named thanks to their proximity to the Executive on duty. That happened in 2009, when Ricardo Martinelli ...

178. Pedro Miguel González Complains About Justice System
The First Undersecretary of the Partido Revolucionario Democratico (PRD), Pedro Miguel González, said President Ricardo Martinell has sought to influence or manipulate the decisions of the Judiciary and the Public Ministry. "Proof of this was when he voiced the displeasure he felt when Perez Balladares was not arrested when he ...

179. Giro Mingthoy Charged For Loss of Statues
By Luis Alberto Castillo C. for the Panama America - The Second Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office filed charges against the former administrator of the Parque Omar, Mingthoy Giro, in the case involving the disappearance of the bronze statues called “Los Juegos de Antaño” (The Games of Yesteryear). Giro, who was a ...

180. "Mister Bull" Boat Mechanic Testifies in Perez Balladares ...
Panama's Special Prosecutor for Organized Crime has investigated 14 people, including Ernesto Perez Balladares, for his part in an alleged network dedicated to money laundering. James David Tobiasson Vega - the boat mechanic for a yacht named "Mister Bull" owned by the former president, who is currently out of the ...