President Martinelli and his government of entrepreneurs are taking the fight against the opposition 2.0 with renewed activity of the cyber dignity battalions that caused such a furor a while ago. This time it's video and malware!
What did the entrepreneurial class cook up this time? First of all, they launched a sleazy attack video in which it is alleged that the PRD, the Panameñistas AND journalists are "conspiring against Panama, against our humilde patria". Conspiring is what they call it when you hold their feet against the fire for stealing tens of millions of dollars in corrupt deals with the Italian mafia. The video claims that there is nothing wrong with the purchase of radars and helicopters, but it's not really making a strong case if the authors are anonymous and production value is somewhere below the Trump Ocean Club bond rating.
But our entrepreneurs' government (funny how they've succeeded in turning the word "entrepreneur" into a dirty label, like "bizniz" in Russia is synonymous with mobster practices) descends even lower: They distribute malware. In an email that superficially looks like a special news dispatch from La Prensa, a newsflash states that Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez has died and urges readers to click a link to watch a video. That link then tries to download a piece of malware to your computer. The domain, prensa-panama.com, is registered anonymously and does not host any other pages. Such class, this government of entrepreneurs!
While Picante Sabrosón and his entrepreneurs are making stupid videos and sending malware around (we're waiting for more fake twitter accounts), Monica Palm reports in La Prensa that Berlusconi's bagman-on-the-run Valter Lavitola was seen entering a law firm in the Torre de las Americas, and then police chief Gustavo Perez entered just minutes later. And that while Minister Mulino claims that Lavitola can't enter the country!
UPDATE: Martinelli now promotes the idiotic attack video on his Twitter feed:
Miren como se hacen montajes de falsos emails para perjudicar al gobierno http://bit.ly/seNfKv
Can someone please take his Blackberry away?