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Former lawmaker assassinated


Posted 10/02/2021

A former deputy of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD) and transport leader in the eastern sector of Panama was, was assassinated on Tuesday, February 9.

Diógenes Vergara was a deputy for the 8-10 circuit in the 2014-2019 period, and in the last elections was not reelected.

Preliminary reports indicate that Vergara was shot dead in the Cabra sector, Pacora and that he was apparently fixing a tire on his car when he was surprised by two assassins who got out of a green car without a license plate.

The authorities are requesting surveillance videos from nearby businesses to try to identify the attackers.



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