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Panama president bends to pressure on bribes

Tuesday, January 24, 2017


Panama President Juan Carlos Varela, under the gun from civil and business groups over Panama’s foot dragging in the Oderbrecht  bribery scandal  said Monday. Jan 23,  that the ministers of state will file a complaint against Odebrecht for $59 million in bribes paid to Panamanian officials between 2009 and 2014.

A few days earlier the ministers had attacked the Independent movement (Movin) for making the scandal a media issue by calling for action and the release of names of high ranking officials under investigation.

Source: Newsroom Panama