The following is the Presidents recent address to the nation on the accomplishments of his administration over the last 18 months. Like most addresses of this type, they are self serving and there is no rebuttal from his adversaries, but I believe it is a fair assessment in regard to his efforts thus far. He certainly has had some missteps, but I believe these have more to do with him being very direct as the businessman and less diplomatic as a politician. I prefer the honest and direct approach as to the usual politicians who you know are lying because their lips are moving. I certainly don't agree with everything the president is doing, but this is not my country and other than to observe and comment I am free to leave if things are not to my liking. For most Panamanians, this is not an option and they are the ones who need to become involved if they want change. Thus far the presidents approval ratings say they are pleased with his performance. I know one thing for sure, unlike our U.S. president, this guy rarely takes a break.
I have used a machine to translate and left the Spanish with it for those who may wish a better translation.