Bananamismo Candidate magistrates can’t even read or write By Okke Ornstein | April 14, 2010 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Bananamismo Subscribe to Bananamismo Just what we always suspected. There's a vacancy at the Second Superior Court, and part of the procedure to select the new magistrate is a Spanish test, reading and writing, level 3. Of the 12 candidates, only four passed the test, reported Hora Cero and now El Panama America. Hora Cero quotes sources from Panama's wonderful world of the abogangsters saying that "lots of lawyers lack writing skills, have problems with spelling, can't write a speech, don't know proper punctuation and are unable to write coherent texts". And then they become judges.