OPINION: Retribution for theft from the most  needy

 
695Views 9Comments Posted 04/04/2020

The Panama Solidarity Plan is one of the pillars of the State's response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This health threat has exposed the weaknesses of the social protection network that the country should have to attend to the most vulnerable.

The legacy of past governments, which were unable to carry out a complete Population and Housing Census, and the lack of updated maps and social diagnoses, forces the distribution of welfare vouchers and food bags, using representatives of the corregimiento and other local authority representatives as distributors..

Unfortunately, the urgency of the need makes the economic response urgent and, therefore, it is not possible to design an impeccable distribution system. The warning of the President, that whoever takes advantage of these assets, or it distributes them inadequately, will be dismissed and sent to the Public Ministry, is an important reminder that even in times of crisis, citizens must be vigilant of the forms and uses of public spending. Lack of virtue in public life must be punished without contemplation – LA PRENSA, Apr.4



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Cicero3

Poaching turtle eggs is alreafy common in rural areas. You can't blame generations of poaching on the COVID-19. As far as the death penalty, Pamana outlawed it years ago.

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Oh ya

After reading comments it is plain to see common sense is not common

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hotmix

stealing from the poor in wartime is a type of treason. It should require death by hanging from the neck until dead. A firing squad is too too kind for this type of animal

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hotmix

stealing from the poor in wartime is a type of treason. It should require death by hanging from the neck until dead. A firing squad is too too kind for this type of animal

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CatHair

it's called being a leader

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Stick

You know why Cortizo is not at the daily briefing, just like Trump shouldn't be at the US daily briefing? The people should only be hearing from the experts and the planners, on a daily basis. The president should be briefed daily and separately, by this same cast of people. It is too much like "grandstanding", as if to be the focal point of the effort. The writer from LA Prensa is spot on.

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CatHair

How come Cortizo isn't at these daily press conferences taking questions?

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Snailbread

Actually the police should be deployed around the homes of people like you that spread dangerous brain infectious blabla's. OMG there will be HORDES of primitve panas digging up eggs from beaches.....*facepalm*

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J. Thompson

The sea turtle eggs will be destroyed as hordes of hungry panas descend upon the beaches to dig them up. The police should be deployed to the beaches to protect this vanishing species.

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