For at least, two years we have been waiting for a strong pronouncement from the President of the Republic on the permanence in the board of directors of the Canal Authority of Panama by Nicolás Corcione and Henri Mizrachi, appointed by the former president Ricardo Martinelli.
Both managers not only face criminal cases for the alleged commission of such serious crimes, as money laundering but have also not fulfilled their functions when absent from the meetings of the board of directors and its decisions multiple times.
The Canal is the most important state-owned company in our economy and, therefore its directors have the obligation to guarantee, in addition to their participation in its decisions, the highest moral solvency in their actions. The decision of the Council of Cabinet to endorse the recommendation of the National Authority of Transparency and Access to Information (Antai) for Corcione and Mizrachi to be removed from the Canal directive is correct and deserves citizen support. It is now the responsibility of the National Assembly to demonstrate with deeds and not with empty speeches its position in the fight against corruption and in favor of transparency... LA PRENSA, Mar 4
PANAMA | THE ITALIAN CONNECTIOIN Corcione and Mizrachi: Italian Connection use of Panama funds for... Panama news publication controlled by former president Ricardo Martinelli... Ricardo Martinelli purchase of Pegasus spy equipment (Israel) wire tapping. Ricardo Martinelli use of PAN for purchase of Pegasus Ricardo Martinelli fake business contracts (essentially) with Panama funds. Ricardo Martinelli brothers self enrichment use of public funds. Ricardo Martinelli inner circle and appointed Supreme Court Justices. March 13, 2015 - PANAMPOST Martinelli Faces Yet Another Corruption Charge, Now in Italy Espanol Three judges from Napoles, Italy, ruled on March 7 that former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014) extorted and intimidated the Italian firm Impregilo into financing the construction of a pediatric hospital in Veraguas. Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had promised the construction as a donation in 2010. Judge Giovanna Cepalluni, and her colleagues Alessandra Cataldi and Barbara Mendia, sentenced Italian businessman Valter Lavitola to three years in prison for extortion, and claimed he "became the spokesman for Martinelli's campaign to discredit Impregilo." The ruling names Martinelli as Lavitola's accomplice, which leaves the door open for future prosecution in Italy. The former president's whereabouts, however, are currently unknown, having fled Panama in late January. In his home country, Martinelli faces allegationbs of inflating multimillion-dollar contracts during his administration to purchase food for a poverty relief program. Before the former president can face trial, however, the Supreme Court must remove the immunity granted by his seat in the Central American Parliament (Parlacen). Martinelli's troubles in Italy began in 2010, when former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi promised to build a hospital in Veraguas, Panama, that never materialized. <> Panama: Ricardo Martinelli / Corcione, Mizrachi - public funds. Italy: Ricardo Matinelli / Silvio Berlusconi - extortion. Former President Ricardo Martinelli: Appointed Supreme Court Justices Panama National Assembly (N.A.): Depucrats (Democrats) Sons: Martinelli brothers and inner circle. Control of Panama news publications. Control of Panama money, laws and politics. Control of Panama Canal Authority members - Public funds Control of Italian firm Impreglio / extortion - Ricardo Martinelli: RICARDO MARTINELLI AND THE ITALIAN CONNECTION.