|36th President of Panama|
July 1, 2009 – July 1, 2014
|Vice President||Juan Carlos Varela (2009-2014)|
|Preceded by||Martín Torrijos|
|Succeeded by||Juan Carlos Varela|
Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal
March 11, 1952
Panama City, Panama
|Political party||Democratic Change|
|Spouse(s)||Marta Linares (1978–present)|
|Alma mater||University of Arkansas, Fayetteville|
In May 2017, Interpol issued a warrant for his arrest due to spying on journalists in Panama. He is also suspected of embezzlement on a $45 million contract to purchase food for schools. Martinelli was arrested on June 12, 2017 to face extradition to Panama. He was extradited to Panama on June 11, 2018 to face the wiretapping charges.
References[change | change source]
- "La Interpol pide la captura de Ricardo Martinelli por un caso de espionaje" (in Spanish). El País. 24 May 2017.