Dr. Mauro Zuñiga Araúz, writer, doctor, opposition figure under the dictatorship, opinion leader and staunch critic of Martinelli, is following our capo's shenanigans closely and publishes his uncensored opinions on his website and using social media. Of course, he has received many threats and angry comments from Martinelli and his crooks, which doesn't impress him at all.
So, Zuñiga regularly quotes in his dispatches one "Garganta Profunda" (Deep Throat), and this source is more often than not right on the mark with his information and predictions. Here's the latest, translated from Spanish:
"Deep Throat just sent me the following: The privatization of the Social Security is imminent. Guillermo Sáez-Llorens is working perfectly in that direction. The remodeling of the Surgery Rooms in the Social Security Hospital, which have been out of service for weeks now, was a condition of the company that is buying. The campaign against the institution was from the beginning directed by another consultancy firm. They want to take over the insured as well while screaming for privatization, however, the strike by the doctors has made this a bit more difficult.
They'd like to heat up things surrounding the return of Noriega to divert attention. I don't think they'll be able to, because Ricardo is totally mired in the radar corruption scandal. He and José Raúl cashed their bribes already, and the Italian government knows this. Balbina's information is true. But, there is another problem, bigger even, on the horizon with Italy, which Ricardo plans to hide by pardoning Noriega, so that the facts are hidden from view in Panama."
Fun fun fun! Given Martinelli's epic stupidity in covering his erratic screw-ups, expect the opposite from what he intends to happen, in other words, more scandal and turmoil. Hear those footsteps? That's Papadimitriu quietly doing his warm-up at the sidelines, for when Martinelli is told to leave, forever.