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A car found on First Street Altos del Tecal, Arraiján, has been confirmed as belonging to police officer Darío Quintero, Relatives had reported his disappearance and his body was found tied hand and foot and with three bullet wounds to the head in the La Constancia sector of Vista Alegre Arraiján, The West Homicide and Femicide prosecutor, Nayelys Gill said: “The car of the deceased police officer has undergone ocular inspection in order to find those responsible for this murder ” The prosecutor also referred to a homicide on Tuesday at night in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in Arraiján. Inside the car thousands of dollars were found and elements that were presumed to be illicit substances. In r neither of the two cases is there an established motive. It can’t be ruled out that these two homicides are related to the seizure of a large quantity of drugs in Colinas del Sol, “said Gill.

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In the world, there are sagacious, adventurous and risky men … Bright minds that have done extraordinary things and have revolutionized humanity. All, however, are children. Children of women who gave life to those brilliant minds. Women who cuddled them at birth, those who taught them their first letters, those who taught them how to dress or comb their hair … Many of them, in addition, have also been as revolutionary and transforming as the brightest men, so their legacy humanity has been double. Double for your individual contributions and for your contributions as mothers. It is fair to recognize the role of women on the planet and that remains a leading figure in these times and is appreciated when most of them are those that come out of the university classrooms. Today, Panamanians commemorate Mother’s Day, a date in which thousands of children honor those women who have helped to forge this nation. They are undoubtedly central figures in national affairs and in the unity of the family. And in these moments, when the world goes through another metamorphosis, where the technological and digital revolution has penetrated every home, women manage to keep the family together. To them, this tribute for their tenacious work and their contribution to the progress of humanity. Happy mothers day! –  LA ESTRELLA Dec. 8

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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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A Panamanian theme is among the 10 most watched YouTube videos of 2018 The song “Give me your little thing”  (went viral after becoming a video in which a green animated character appears and accepts  dances chaallenge .

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Lawyer  Ramsés Owens  a former top player in the Panama Papers scandal who has the potential threat of 70-years in jail hanging over his head, was arrested   in  Panama on Thursday, night December 6, as part of the investigation into the  defunct  Mossack Fonseca (MF) law firm  and the handling of money of illicit origin in Brazil, a in the  Lava Jato case.

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The property tax reform approved in Law 66 of 2017 which enters into force in January 2019 establishes new rates for the payment of real estate taxes. All the fees go down more so if it is the habitual residence of a family or person. To receive the benefit, taxpayers must submit an application to the Directorate General of Revenue (DGI)  to constitute the property as  family property.

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Danna Harrick the former director of the National Council for Sustainable Development (Conades) who is wanted by Interpol  says through a lawyer that she is willing  to appear to “collaborate” with justice in the investigation  of  the alleged laundering of bribes

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The plenary of  Panama’s  Supreme Court which is discussing its competence  to judge the wire-tapping case  against ex-president Ricardo Martinelli  was declared in permanent session after  meeting from 9 a.m. to  3.35 p.m.  on  Thursday,  December 6

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In what should be an ordinary meeting of all the magistrates of the Supreme Court of Justice to decide the issues that are of their knowledge, we Panamanians will have a showcase for us to see how power conflicts are resolved in the “center of the world, heart of the universe “. With the absence of five main magistrates, the plenary of the Supreme Court will examine the arguments for and against the declinatory case of Ricardo Martinelli. Will the warning given months ago by the interim president of the Court to the Attorney General be finalized? The declinatory is not only an unlawful act, but is a declaration of cowardice and an acknowledgment that there can be no justice in Panama. It is a fiction to think that a lower court can assume, in good faith, the overwhelming burden of the dozens of defense lawyers, who will drown him with resources, while the defendant makes his multiple electoral campaigns. If the case has not been resolved, to win a deputation on May 5, 2019, on July 1 will return to the Court. Is that the uncertain future that Panama’s justice deserves? The full Court will decide today.-LA PRENSA, December 6

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Thousands of people were in line on Wednesday, December 5 at the 125 Naviferias   (Christmas Fairs) organized by the Institute of Agricultural  Marketing  (IMA)  across the country to get a ticket to purchase one of 260,000 hams at $8.

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Meryl Streep will star in “The Laundromat,” a drama directed by Steven Soderbergh on the Panama Papers scandal, that focused the eyes of the world on a local law firm close to the government says The Hollywood Reporter.

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PRESIDENT VARELA and a bunch of key players in the previous administration have been called as witnesses in a case in the Court of Naples (Italy) over the attempt to divert bribes by the Italian Valter Lavítola, in the process for the failed construction of modular prisons in Panama.

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Colombian citizen Melaines Hernández who headed a network on Avenida 12 de October dedicated to trafficking women for sexual exploitation has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.