TODAY PANAMA – With the means to facilitate the development of the VII Summit of the Americas, the national authorities issued today Executive Decree mandating the closing of private offices on April 10th and 11th, 2015 for the Districts of Panama, San Miguelito and the township of Veracruz.
Some 5,000 officers of various security of the Panamanian State will be deployed in the capita to ensure the safety of the delegations of the 35 American countries.
Although the Summit of Heads of State will be held on Friday and Saturday, the security measure for “this unprecedented event in Panama”, for which have proven nearly 2,000 journalists will start a few days before, recently announced Panamanian Deputy Foreign Minister Luis Miguel Hincapie.
“And if I’m not on the list I can not get into my house,” lamented to Efe a lawyer of a downtown office building in Panama City.
“We are trying to mitigate the side effects (…)” said Hincapie.
Although the Decree exempts the closing of hospitals, hotels, restaurants, airlines, supermarkets, shopping centers, amusement and recreational centers, and public service companies, daily life in the capital is “complicated”.
“Besides, it also complicates go to the beach because as they say Obama will stay in Buenaventura tourist-urbanization about 40 kilometers from the capital have closed one lane and will be difficult to go through there,” lamented Francisco
The Executive Decree (Executive Decree Nº135)