La Prensa reported Monday, February 14 that Feliciano Santos coordinator of the Movement for the Defence of Regional Planning,said there is a history of the Government not fulfilling its promises, as happened with Bocas del Toro.
Santos said that the president may think that the indigenous remain ignorant but:”We cannot believe someone who one day says one thing and tomorrow another and doesn’t keep his word, and honor agreements … just ask the natives of Bocas del Toro,” he said
“He [Martinelli] wants to calm the situation, but it will not happen because tomorrow there will be the largest demonstration yet in different parts of eastern Chiriqui. ”
The authorities had to understand that the Ngäbe Buglewant respect for the land, not exploitation he said.