Disregard the publicists and spin doctors, employed by Panama's former President, Ricardo Martinelli, to broadcast that story that he is residing in the United States, and is busy writing his memoirs. Nothing could be further from the truth, especially those photos that he is using to demonstrate that he purchased a Lexus automobile in North Miami.
According to my established sources in Miami and Tampa:
(1) Martinelli is NOT in the United States, and he has not come into the country.
(2) He is NOT living in the Atlantis Condominium on Brickell Avenue, and he has not been seen there.
(3) He has not purchased a luxury automobile in Miami this year. Don't you know about how users can employ Photoshop to create a false image ?
The consensus of opinion is that the fugitive ex-president, who is now suspected of acquiring at least a billion dollars, in bribes, kickbacks, insider trading, diverted government funds, and other crimes, is hiding out in Paraguay, where he purchased an estate. One wonders how many other corrupt PEPs are there with their godfather. Paraguay has no extradition treaty with the Republic of Panama.