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Ex-Panama top official rushed from jail to hospital

Friday, July 7, 2017


The former director of  Panama’s National Assistance Program was rushed from the El Renacer Prison to Santo Tomas Hospital on Thursday, July 6.

Rafael Guardia Jaén, has been detained since  November 2014 awaiting trial on corruption charges. He was director of the program during the previous government.

“I feel bad, I can’t stand the pain  anymore,” said Guardia Jaen when he arrived, handcuffed and guarded, at the hospital in Panama City.

Source: Newsroom Panama