Look at these faces and remember them. They're the legislators, all 36 of them (actually 41 voted for it, we'll get the other 5 pictures too for this gallery of rogues), who approved today in second debate the ley chorizo, the law that gives impunity to policemen who commit crimes, eliminates environmental protection so that mining companies and others who pay enough bribes to Martinelli et al can do what they want, and reduces the right to strike of workers - and all that under the pretext of "promoting aviation".
With the majority of the National Assembly behaving as if they're the board of directors of Ricamar, this is another giant step towards the implementation of corporate rule in Panama - which is also known as "fascism". There's one difference though, and that is that in our case there is the added component of drug trafficking and money laundering that surrounds Martinelli and his gang, so it's more like narco-fascism that we're seeing here.
Today, like yesterday, it was chaos in the assembly, and one rule after the other was broken by those who dominate that madhouse. Contrary to what they had been promised yesterday, activists and representatives of civil society weren't allowed in, and it was only with help from PRD legislators acting as bodyguards that they made it through the government-imposed police blockade to the inside. We have to mention here Leandro Ávila, who not only made sure that environmentalists could enter the building of their supposed representatives, but who also seemed to be one of the few who dared to call a spade a spade in the debate.
Tomorrow, Saturday, they'll hold the third and last debate about this narco-fascist law proposal. Civil society and the unions are calling upon everyone to be there, at the national assembly, at 9AM. They also call to flood the assembly's president Varela's cellphones with text and voice messages. The numbers are 6672-8836 and 6670-9836.