It's not just harassment and beating up people who might not agree with the policies of our beloved money laundering supermarket goon President Martinelli and his henchmen; writers are also under close watch these days.
However, upon their return, a Soviet-style scene awaited them at immigration in Tocumen Airport.
"The official verified all my documents to see if I indeed was the same Edilberto Gonzalez Trejos who was marked with an alert in the immigration computer system", the author wrote us. And then the official said, "I have to report that you have returned to Panama".
"They wrote our names on a list, ALERTA DE PERSONAS INGRESANDO A PANAMÁ, like during the worst times of the military dictatorship", Jose Luis Rodriguez Pitti added.
"The problem is not what we have done, but what the security advisors, the intelligence services with totalitarian ideas hired by the government, think we could do. This always occurs: The poet is more dangerous than the soldier and the free word is what is feared most by these governments who want to impose their will by force", he wrote.
"Panama is en route to something very ugly", concluded Edilberto Gonzalez Trejos.
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