On 28 October, Newsroom Panama reported that the Guatemalan justice system denied appeals filed by Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Linares’ lawyer, one of the 2 sons of former Panama President Martinelli, seeking to prevent him from being extradited to the US, to face trial for conspiracy to commit crimes related to the Odebrecht scandal.  The 2 brothers were arrested in July as they were boarding a private jet.

I had omitted the following link (as it did not seem to generate much interest!), but it seemed time to add it again and say that, if you would like to make a (polite) gesture and help me with my removal and computer costs, I have a page at

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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