On May 5, Panama chose Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo as its new president. Among the issues raised during his electoral campaign was to review the positions assumed by his country with respect to Venezuela. This includes the recognition given to Juan Guaidó as “interim president” and the position before the Lima Group by outgoing President Juan Carlos Varela.
The member of the Democratic Revolutionary Party, of a social democratic nature and founded by the nationalist leader Omar Torrijos, assured that he will put “under the microscope” the support of his country to Guaidó. “I will talk face to face with each of the authors in this situation of bloodshed that no Venezuelan deserves.” At the time he said that really hurts the circumstances in the South American country.
He also said that he knew the Venezuela governed by Acción Democrática and Copei “and much of what has been given is the product of situations that occurred at that time, in the name of democracy and their abuses,” he said.
Translated by JRE\EF