In our biggest tax free car dealership, also known as the National Assembly, legislators of the government alliance insist that what Panama really needs is a law that imposes prison sentences of up to 15 months on those who protest against something. What really bothers our thieving lawmakers is that they can't just whiff through traffic in their tax-free SUV's on those days that civil groups disagree with their crooked policies. Avenida Balboa closed because money laundering real estate developers throw iron slabs on cars is one thing, but traffic halted because of these SUNTRACS cholos? No way!
"What Cuba can do, we can do better", they reason, and thus we'll see yet another proposal to implement a law criminalizing dissent, protest and civil disobedience.
Well, if we can't block the streets, we can block their phone lines and fill up their inboxes. Here are the details for some of the legislators involved. Anyone have their cellphone numbers for text messaging?
Luis P. Corbillon Sánchez, Circuito 8-5
Línea directa: 512-8330
Marcos A. González G.. Circuito 8-6
Línea directa: 512-8443
Agustín R. Shellhorn C., Suplente, circuito 8-1
Línea directa: 512-8353
Mr. Sellhorn is suplente for his wife (nepotism? What nepotism?) Marilyn E. Vallarino B., of circuito 8-1
Línea directa: 512-8453