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Martinelli takes flight as accusations of graft abound

Friday, February 6, 2015

Those who championed Ricardo Martinelli, the former president of Panama, as a pro-business alternative to left-wing zealots like Hugo Chávez of Venezuela are thinking again.

Seven months after stepping down from office, he has left the country on his private jet, amid accusations that his government ran a corruption and political-espionage racket.

He denies wrongdoing.

Source: The Economist