Lic. Elvis was taking photos of the back of the center and I asked about the other stores that would be joining ELMEC.
As you would expect, from the name of this plaza, it is intended to be the home of many stores that are associated with design and construction of homes and and other developments.
Then it hit me. To get the attention of the Panama government related to cracking down on crime and changing the law related to minors, you have to follow the money.
None of the businesses in The Design Plaza will achieve their expectations, if there is a slow down in tourism and people wanting to move to Panama. I offered to speak with the business owners to have them start putting pressure on the appropriate officials for crime law changes.
This is just another “Follow the Money” strategy.
As a side note, the U.S. Embassy is in the planning stages for a potential December Outreach in Chiriquí. They are hoping to bring the security personal that have been advising the Panama government in gang and drug traffic control programs. If they are able to schedule this outreach, I will post the time, date and location.