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Photos: INL Visit to Panama


Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs
February 17, 2011

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On a recent trip to Panama, INL Deputy Assistant Secretary Brian Nichols discussed CARSI cooperation with President Martinelli, Vice President Juan Carlos Varela, Minister of Public Security Jose Raul Mulino, and Panama’s three security chiefs. He later provided closing remarks at an event organized by the American Bar Association to train media for Panama’s transition to the accusatory justice system. While in Panama, DAS Nichols also discussed prison reform with Minister of Government Roxana Mendez, chatted COMPSTAT over lunch with Police Chief Gustavo Perez, visited the ICE vetted unit of the Panamanian National Police, and dined with members of civil society at Ambassador Phyllis Powers’ residence.



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INL Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Brian Nichols (left) and Ambassador Phyllis Powers (center) listen while Panama's President Ricardo Martinelli (right) gives his views on bilateral security cooperation.
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Photo: INL Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Brian Nichols (left) and Ambassador Phyllis Powers (center) listen while Panama's President Ricardo Martinelli (right) gives his views on bilateral security cooperation.

Panama
Feb. 17, 2011
On a trip to Panama, INL Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Brian Nichols discussed Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) cooperation with Panama's President Martinelli, Vice President Juan Carlos Varela, Minister of Public Security Jose Raul Mulino, and Panama's three security chiefs.

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