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Pressure in Panama to suspend Odebrecht contracts

Monday, March 14, 2016

The jailing of the president Brazilian construction giant Norberto Odebrecht, and the company’s worldwide corruption links has increased pressure on President  Juan Carlos Varela, even from within his own party, to suspend contracts his government has awarded to the company.

The uproar comes when Varela is on the eve of visiting Japan to sign an agreement for the construction of Metro Line 3, and the fourth Canal bridge.

Source: Newsroom Panama