Moderators Moderator_02 Posted February 28, 2017 Moderators Share Posted February 28, 2017 Quote OPINION: Panama’s shameful priorities Posted on February 28, 2017 in Panama Post Views: 11 Hoyporhoy, La Prensa, IT IS a lacerating reality: Panama, the country that boasts of being among the nations of the region with the highest income per capita, does not allocate sufficient resources to children at risk. Precisely because of the numbers, which show us a growing economy while in other parts of the world almost everything is contracting , organizations that are dedicated to supporting children with solid reasons begin to redirect their contributions. And, indeed, if globally, it makes no sense to donate to a country that each year spends more than one billion dollars of its budget on all kinds of fancy subsidies and social projects. Paradoxically it is the same country that barely invests $2.8 billions among 40 institutions that care for their minors at risk. That is, 21 times less than the amount ($59 million) that Odebrecht paid to Panamanian officials and individuals in bribes to secure contracts, and 12 times less thanthe figure that the Government intended to spend In remodelingParque Omar ($35 million). Indeed, these priorities represent a shame that we all must carry as a mark of inequity and injustice. http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/opinion-panamas-shameful-priorities Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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