The winning bid to purchase the former Howard Air Force base in Panama was the London Based Columbian Oligarch Jaime Gilinski and his Banco de Colombia whose minor shareholder with 15% ownership is US based Hungarian billionaire George Soros. Banco de Colombia has been named by the the United States Drug Enforcement Administration as being under the control of Colombian drug traffickers for money illicit money laundering via the Cayman Islands in conjunction with the Eagle National Bank of Miami in Florida. Banco de Colombia was once the government owned bank in Columbia but was sold by a corrupt government at a fraction of it’s value to the Gilinski family.
The Panama Pacificio development as it is called also doubles as a the largest Special Economic Zone where companies based in the area pay little or no tax and aren’t subject to normal laws of Panama. Part of the project is the redevelopment of the of the former US Airforce airstrip into an international airport and the running of custom checks at the airport by a special border police run Panama Pacificio company.
Not only have the Clinton’s through there Clinton Foundation invested millions in the Panama Pacificio not only direct investment but also through putting money into a Windpower project that will provide energy for the project. See our previous report, The Clinton foundation and Panama.
Not only have the Clinton’s invested in the development of this Panamanian Tax Haven they have encouraged other US companies such as Dell and 3M to set up office for the purpose of tax minimization which takes much needed revenue from the US government and increases the tax burden on ordinary US citizens.
Dr. Phil Williams of the Strategic Studies Institute at the United States Army War College in a Chapter in the 2002 book Transnational Organized Crime and International Security, p.76 published by USIP linked Lynne Reinner stated.
“The Colombian Gilinski family was using drug profits to buy resort property in the Crimea and Russia, and reportedly hired Armenian and Chechen hit men to remove members of Slavic crime groups opposing their activities.”
From the 1980s to the early 1990s these Colombian Drug Cartel death squads have murdered over 3000 left wing politicians to prevent the development of a progressive and democratic government. Colombia continues to be the world champion for murders of non-violent trades unionists and other activists. The country has around 4 million people internally displaced by the country’s long running civil war. Covering up for the Colombian government, North American and European governments, including former US President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have falsely accuse the FARC guerrilla movement of these murders and of narcotics dealing.
So you think any self-respecting left-wing politicians especially those hoping to become President of the United Stares would stear clear of these type of people, but not the our beloved Clinton’s and their Clinton Foundation who smelt an opportunity to invets in a Panama Tax Haven.