Friday 20th January 2017. Recycling and what to do in Panama.

January 20, 2017

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Robert Baum


In the second hour this morning Robert Baum (Roba Morena) gets up to speed on this weekends Recycling Fair, it will be over two days and is at the Metropolitan Park. So many things to do including a camp out over night on Saturday.


In the last hour things to do, places to visit and to eat. Gabriel is with us from the “Visitor” newspaper, keep the pens handy to make some notes.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]The News:

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Yesterday, a criminal complaint against President Juan Carlos Varela arrived at the National Assembly.

The criminal complaint, filed by Sofanor Espinosa, is for the alleged commission of crimes against the public administration, more precisely, for omission in the exercise of his functions to the detriment of Panamanian society.

Yesterday, during a meeting in the Presidency of the Republic, president Juan Carlos Varela reported that he contacted Attorney General Kenia Porcell to show “full support” in investigations into bribes paid by Brazilian company Odebrecht to Panamanian officials.

President Juan Carlos Varela and the vice president and chancellor Isabel De Saint Malo will participate in the fifth summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), an official source confirmed to Acan-Efe.

Panamanian businessman Nidal Waked was extradited to the United States from Bogotá, Colombia, yesterday morning.

The preliminary hearing in the proceedings against Rafael Guardia Jaén, Heriberto Vega Pérez and Giacomo Tamburelli Lettieri, for committing the crime against the public administration to the detriment of the National Assistance Program (PAN), has been set for May 22, 23, 24 and 25.

The former advisor of the Agricultural Development Bank Alexis Soto was arrested in Ecuador following a petition from the 14th Criminal Court that is investigating fraud complaints filed by several companies and the bank.

Yesterday at a press conference held at the Office of the Public Prosecutor in Changuinola, the Superior Prosecutor of Bocas del Toro announced that a trial court decreed the guilt of the former director of the Ministry of Social Development (Mides), Esteban Sánchez, for the crime of peculation.

Yesterday, the Board of the Transit and Land Transport Authority (ATTT) canceled Resolution No.01 of January 3, 2017, which established increases in costs for the National Vehicle Registry.

Three containers with 75,270 kilograms of rice from Brazil are being kept in the Manzanillo International Terminal, after being detected with live insects, the Panamanian Authority for Food Safety (AUPSA) reported.

The public consultation that was scheduled to be held this month to discuss the proposed increase in the fee to ride the Metro has been postponed.

The Panama Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs has created a whole program of activities that will be carried out until next February 23.


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