This is why we have all these police roadblocks and checkpoints everywhere, dear reader. Our golden duo, minister Mulino of State Repression and Insecurity and police chief and war criminal Gustavo Perez, are so busy shooting protesters in the face, killing others and shaking down drivers for bribes at these checkpoints that the criminals can do what they want!
Here's what happened to a Canadian couple, retirees who live in Boquete, just 10 days ago. They took the midnight bus from Panama City to David, and while driving by Coronado two armed men got up and robbed all passengers at gunpoint. Some shot were fired for good measure and to convince everybody they were serious about their intentions. The couple had $700 stolen. The bus company in David is staying silent on the affair, which is supposedly being investigated by the police.
Mind you: These robbers managed to board that bus, armed, at the bus terminal in Panama City where there is police and security everywhere, where they constantly check people with their stupid pelepolice toys, then the bus passes at least one checkpoint on one of the bridges - and still they manage to rob all passengers.
Inside job? We're tempted to think so. But on top of the announced tourist boycott this is another bit of bad news for tourism in Panama.