Martin Torrijos' government and the Panama Canal Authority ACP have set out on a massive spending spree in an effort that can only be seen as an attempt to buy the YES vote in the 22 October referendum about the proposed Panama Canal expansion. Noriegaville learned from a high placed source inside the government that radio stations in the interior of the country are being paid $50,000 in exchange for slanting their programming towards a YES. $50k is a lot of money for stations that would otherwise not even make such profits in a year. Even independent journalist organizations appear to be bought, sold and paid for: The head of the National Council for Journalism has admitted that he is working for the YES campaign - a flagrant conflict of interest. But that is not all.