OPINION Panama approaches failed state

 
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On the eve of Mother's Day, the Supreme Court of Justice dealt a blow to the Rule of Law. A very peculiar plenary session - a combination of a minority of principal magistrates and a majority of substitutes -dismantled the institution of constitutional guarantees, mocked the accusatory criminal system and affected the country's international reputation after a long and cumbersome extradition process. The score, 7 to 2, favorable to the decline of the competence of the Supreme Court itself, recalls the end of the military regime, when then decisions were also 7 to 2, thanks to a couple of judges On that occasion, two of them decided to face the mandates of the military boot. Today, we do not have barracks that give orders to the Court, but the presence of the powerful gentleman “Don Money” is perceived. The Supreme Court of Justice brings us closer and closer to the edge of the precipice of a failed state. Without the certainty of punishment or the legal certainty that judicial proceedings will be carried out as they should be, all our freedoms and the rights of citizens and foreigners alike, are in danger. This setback of justice was not the exclusive product of those staying at the Palacio Gil Ponce. We, the Panamanian society, have also let the magistrates of the Court be the golden trophy of the friends of power. It has long ceased to be an acknowledgment of talent and integrity. The declinatory jurisdiction of the Court in this case leaves us defenseless, giving in to the whims of a defendant and ignoring fundamental principles such as the presumption of innocence and due process, giving way to the reign of the darkness of influence and manipulation. Proof of this is that days before the "permanent session" of the plenary session, one of the most vocal advisers of the guest of El Renacer had predicted, in one of his media, that the result would be from 7 to 2. This infamy will never be forgotten in the history of the country. A majority of the Supreme Court of Justice has betrayed us, and has irreparably stained the dignity of the court. They sold their consciences and kidnapped the present and the future of the country. And that, simply, has no forgiveness. - LA PRENSA Dec. 8



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George Klk

Panama | The United States Approaches Failed State The alternatives and predictions: TRUMP OR THE BRAIN SEIZURE CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT. The short sighted nation illusions of security... the self inflicted U.S. The disastrous calamities of... "LET ME COUNT THE WAYS" … ((exhaustive to the core, no listeners.)) The Great America cannot even list the FACTS of calamities. The News Media and opposing U.S. democratic parties and their... Clinton Foundation TRAP as THE TROJAN HORSE SLAUGHTER... Mixed in the gambling casinos of MONEY TRAFFICKING POLITICS. The U.S. nation of laws versus: Russia...China...Venezuela...Nicaragua...Cuba... The NAFTA unfair trade agreements killing U.S. tax payers for years!!! The laughing stock of America, giving away the U.S. LOVE... jobs, manufacturing, technology, smart phone tech components...I.C. Chips. Previous administration stand down of the U.S. military security forces. Previous administration spread of violent Muslim radicals unidentified as an enemy. Previous administration desire to install a Muslim, woman to... the United States Supreme Court Justice with uncompromising sharia laws. THE TROJAN HORSE SLAUGHTER for the short sighted. What it would have been like with a U.S. democratic administration for 2016! Muslim laws take effect in the U.S. Supreme Court with Muslim justices. Muslims demand more money for the Palestinians from the U.S. Muslims build up their military power base against Israel with U.S. tax payer's $$$. Original NAFTA continues to give China extraordinary gains of $100's billions. China continues to support Venezuela President Maduro with $ billions. China build up their military forces against the United States. Russia's embassy continues to collect U.S. data base information with Clinton. Russia invites Venezuela President Maduro to provide aid...means concessions. Russia supports China in a show of military support against the United States. The United States loses to industrial robotics...artificial intelligence...technology to foreign nations especially regarding China. The U.S. Democrat administration concentrates policies for all national race immigration. The U.S. welcomes sanctuary cities for the unknown clandestine violent gangs. The U.S. welcomes uneducated welfare recipients for automatic citizenships. The U.S. national debt forces extraordinary loans from China with concessions. The Chinese Concession Begins: The U.S. loses major corporations to China with all Intellectual Property. The U.S. loses prime real estate for the China's military ports and bases. The U.S. is forced to buy Chinese smart devices with espionage components. The U.S. is forced to allow Chinese publication for their propaganda. The U.S. loses confidence to control chaotic violence in their home land. The U.S. depends on China to control gang violence and Muslim extremist attacks. China Collusion Begins: China colludes with Russia to work with Iran for a peace plan. The U.S. to give up security support to Israel. Russia, Iran, Syria begin invasion of Israel. Israel suffers bio chemical attacks and direct city missile strikes. Israel launches nuclear war heads or uses nuclear flight bombers. Iran launches nuclear attacks against Israel and Saudi Arabia. China controls the China Seas. China takes over Taiwan. The U.S. news media disregards the Clinton Foundation donations pay-to-play. The U.S. news media begins coverage of Clinton brain seizures at a time of war. A woman vice president is now installed for U.S. president while Clinton is incapacitated from illness. China, Russia, Iran and Syria will not end war with Israel and Saudi Arabia. Iran and Syrians demand the beheading of Christians beginning with the elite caucus race. The U.S. Republican opposition to Democrat policies is in question. The U.S. Democrats blame the Republicans. LGBTQ look for strength and comfort are beheaded by extremist Muslim...remember concessions. The United States loses all sovereignty and is completely subjugated. The United States learns new languages...Chinese Mandarin and Arabic. Current Status for 2018: The U.S. President is under investigation for Russian collusion...email hacks, business venture. Investigation for campaign fraud...(hush money, $130 grand for porn star) and playboy woman. Investigation for using presidential office for monetary gain. Investigations are impeachable beginning, January 2019. The U.S. President is blamed for the trade war standoff and effects on the stock market. What does all this mean? The United States citizens have a choice... A complete take over of the United States by foreign nations... or The U.S. Republicans policy to balance power through common sense policies. Where is the U.S. news media on the fundamental facts to make a basic prediction???

6 months ago
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George Klk

PANAMA | Two Can Play The Same Game In The Lower Court. Former President Ricardo Martinelli is detained in the El Renacer prison. R.M. does not have bail because of flight risk. R.M. has been detained for a fairly long time and getting old and desperate. R.M. will get his wish in the lower court with friends in high places. Ricardo Martinelli does not realize... Panama lower court can play the same game. Panama lower court can simply play the delay tactics game! R.M. battery of experienced veteran lawyers can suffer retaliations from lower court backlash of delay tactics. R.M. will suffer more stress from loneliness and self pity. Panama lower court will need to calculate their decisions based on the support of R.M. magistrates. Panama will have to play the rules of an entirely new ball game with determined defense lawyers of former Panama president... Ricardo Martinelli!

6 months ago
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