Panama: Protests over Political Scandal

Posted on February 18, 2017 • Filed under: Conflicts, Corruption, Panama

Odebrecht case: Thousands protest in Panama City

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK / Demonstrators take part in anti-government rally amid growing scandal over bribes paid by Brazilian firm Odebrecht. Thousands of people have taken to the streets in Panama in protest over a political scandal involving huge bribes paid by a Brazilian company in exchange for public contracts.

Odebrecht has admitted it paid $788m in bribes to win construction contracts in 12 countries.

It has agreed with the US justice department to pay a world record $3.5bn fine.

“No more governments of thieves and the corrupt,” read some placards as the crowd moved through the centre of the capital Panama City to the Congress building on Friday. Read Article

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