Wednesday 6th April 2022.
April 6, 2022
Zero deaths in the last 24 hours due to Covid-19 reports the epidemiological report of the Ministry of Health (Minsa) this Tuesday, for which a cumulative of 8,172 deaths and a lethality of 1.1% remains. According to the Minsa, there are 340 new positive cases. a total of 6,730 tests were applied in the country to detect those infected, for a positivity of 5.1%. In the country to date there are 2,209 active cases, of which 2,131 are in isolation and 78 hospitalized. Of those who are in isolation, 2,112 are in their homes and 19 in the so-called hospital hotels. While those hospitalized are 74 in the wards and 4 in intensive care.
Ricardo Martinelli Berrocal tries to separate the Attorney General of the Nation (in charge), Javier Caraballo, from the lawsuit of unconstitutionality filed against the decision of the Electoral Court (TE) to maintain the criminal electoral jurisdiction and recognize the validity of the specialty principle in favor of the former president. Lawyer Shirley Castañeda, attorney for Martinelli, filed a recusal incident against Caraballo on April 4, three days after he opined that the Resolution of March 22, 2022 signed by magistrates Alfredo Juncá and Heriberto Araúz, of the TE, is in violation of at least five articles of the Constitution .
Due to the existence of the same organized gangs’ and regional problems in terms of crime and that they face, Panama and Colombia seek to strengthen their mechanisms to control human trafficking and drug trafficking. For this reason, the Attorney General of the Nation in charge, Javier Caraballo, and the Attorney General of Colombia, Francisco Barbosa, and his team met in Panama City. The meeting takes place after it was revealed last March that 30% of the 8,456 migrants who crossed the Darién Gap between January and February 2022 came from Venezuela.
Through a Resolution issued last Friday, April 1, the Regional Directorate of Electoral Organization of Central Panama of the Electoral Court gave the green light for the collection of signatures in the process of revocation of the mandate of the mayor of Panama, José Luis Fábrega . To revoke Fábrega’s mandate, 198,920 signatures are required –30% of the electoral roll of the district of Panama–, which must be collected in three months.
The mayor of the district of Panama, José Luis Fábrega , assured that he will finish the construction of the Parque Municipal del Norte , as he has done with seven municipal projects that were unfinished and two others that come from previous administrations, such as the Pacora market and the New Town. He assured that they will finish all the unfinished works “for the benefit of all the residents”. Fábrega’s statements come after it became known that, when responding to a request for information made by residents of northern Panama, the mayor told them that they had taken steps to resume the work, but due to a series of factors they agreed with the construction company on a contract settlement process.
The National Council of Private Enterprise (Conep) installed this Tuesday, April 5, an agricultural commission made up of businessmen, unions and former ministers to guide decision makers and serve as a representative voice of the productive sector in public-private dialogue. The commission will implement a three-year work agenda to address priority issues in the subsectors of the primary sector, such as agriculture, livestock, aquaculture, fishing and forestry.
The Center for Environmental Impact (CIAM) denounced that there were possible irregularities in the convening of a public forum to analyze with the community of the Remance corregimiento, in the province of Veraguas, the details of the environmental impact study (EIA) that was carried out with in order to reactivate a gold mine in the area. According to CIAM, the call for this event did not respect “the rights of citizens” and the notice of the call was published just four days before the forum. He added that in that period the residents of the communities had to analyze a summary of more than 100 pages. In addition, the promoter did not guarantee sufficient transportation to reach the site, even though the publication said it would be provided, CIAM recalled in a statement