Martinelli faces a deficit of $2.5 billion on a $15 billion budget. With $4.5 billion disappearing into the black hole called "corruption" and Panamanians willing to riot to prevent him from selling off state assets, the supermarket baron is effectively out of funding.
This year, inspired by events in Bocas, they have created a new doom scenario to practice: an indigenous coup d'etat. This would of course be a clear danger to the Canal, because everybody knows that mafiosi are to be fully trusted running the waterway and indigenous banana planters are not.
SUNTRACS will close 22 streets the coming weeks. Mulino responded furiously, but he can't win this one if the protesters play it right.