Daily Archives: August 4, 2010

National Review: Martinelli Disappoints

Just a little over a year into his five year term, Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli is disappointing, says an article published in the National Review. “Martinelli’s presidency has been marked by interventionist economic measures, cronyism, the erosion of democratic checks and balances and even harassment of independent media,” writes Juan Carlos Hidalgo, project coordinator for…

Environmental Authority Sets Limits for Wild Animal Pets

People who keep wild animals as pets can now only have two of them and must register with the National Environmental Authority. Examples of wild animals as pets include:  parakeets, parrots, macaws, green iguanas, sloths, ocelots and squirrels, among others.  The Authority release says it will not grant permissions for primates, felines, reptiles or birds…