Panama: Government approves major reforms in security

The recent Executive Decrees create the National Border Service, the National Sea and Air Service, and the National Intelligence Service.

Thursday, August 21, 2008


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The Executive Cabinet Council approved last night the last three Executive Decrees that reform decrees law that reform the elements of state security, amid protests by the members of the Citizen's Democracy Network who warn that the reforms open the door to a return to militarism.

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The recent Executive Decrees create the National Border Service, the National Sea and Air Service, and the National Intelligence Service.

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