Panama (2014) – Why Do White People Possess a Terrible Sense of Direction (Spanish Sources)? (4.5.2023)

Respect to the Lost Dutch Women and Their Grieving Relatives! Photograph taken on June 3rd in which Hans (right) and Roeli (left) Kremers – parents of the 21-year-old Dutch woman – Kris Kremers – who has been missing since April 2nd of this year (2014), who was last seen (together with her friend – Lissane Froon) to be exploring a dense forest (jungle) in the Boquete region!

Translator’s Note: Having listened to a plethora of racist and Eurocentric nonsense concerning this tragic story (all suggesting that their is something ‘inferior’ or ‘unreliable’ about Panamanian Science and Panamanian Law Enforcement) – I decided to access the far more reliable Spanish language sources – and translate a relevant example into English. People in Panama are descendence of male Spanish invaders who arrived centuries ago – usually without women – and who ‘mixed’ with local non-Spanish women. This mixing involved both voluntary marriage and involuntary ‘rape’ – once the initial mass murdering was completed. Historical records clearly expose this process – and I do not need to go into it too deeply here (academic studies suggest that by 1610 CE around 60 million indigenous people had been murdered by marauding European settlers throughout the Americas). The outcome of this ‘interaction’ led to a new type of non-White people who lived side by side with Spanish people who had not mixed and local indigenous (tribal) who had retained their biological and culural cohesion.

Overtime, however, the emphasis was usually toward voluntary mixing – although large (and remote) areas of Panama still retain tribes of indigenous people who avoid any prolonged contact with outsiders. Today, White Europeans (and their American counterparts) tend to possess a demeaning attitude toward what they perceive to be the ‘inferior’ non-White Panamanian population. This attitude of utter disrespect was compounded by the 1989 US invasion of Panama and the overthrow of its Cuba-friendly government (the local people have been forced by the US to abandon their pro-Cuba and pro-Socialist attitudes). As a consequence, many indigenous people talk of the US soldiers raping, torturing and killing the local population. This is why many Panamanian people recent all White Americans – particularly as such individuals treat Panama in much the same way that they treat Costa Rica – as a place for cheap sex tourism and the filming of pornographic movies. As usual, women and girls are the victims.

Whereas in the West, governments and official agencies retain law and order by informing the populace of the routines, regulations and guidelines that are to be followed and maintained if a ‘civilised’ order is to be maintain – when Westerners travel outside of the European cultural framework – they immediately start ‘dictating’ to the non-White people (they are negotiating with) how things will be, as if their needs are ‘superior’ to those of the non-White population! This habit has grown out of hundreds of years of European imperial domination and it is a habit of disrespect for other cultures that does not look like stopping anytime soon. The fact that two (privileged) White women made serious mistakes whilst traversing the Panamanian wilderness is NOT the fault of the Panamanian people or the Panamanian Authorities. Looking at this another way, non-White people are attacked, tortured, raped and murdered whilst visiting the US ll the time (and quite often in the most hideous ways), and yet at no time are these tragic events viewed as the ‘fault’ of the American people – or the American Authorities! ACW (4.5.2023)

The families of the Dutch women who disappeared in Panama want to know how they died.

25th JUNE 2014 – 22:06

David (Panama), June 25th (EFE) – Explanations concerning how the girls died in April – and whose deaths were confirmed through DNA tests carried out on fragmented bodily remains found in the area of the disappearance. It is hoped the Panamanian Authorities offer explanations about how the two young (Dutch) women died.

The spokesmen of the relatives – Jerome Van Passel – told Efe that the parents of Lisanne Froom (22) and Kris Kremers (21) want the Panamanian Public Ministry (Prosecutor’s Office) to explain whether the deaths of the young women were ‘accidental’ – or ’caused by other means’ (a different hypotheses).

Van Passel expressed that the wish of the relatives is that the Panamanian Authorities should restart the search for evidence – or indications – in the area of the disappearance, since it is their understanding that such activity had been suspended due to bad weather.

The relatives also requested that the Panamanian Authorities (according to Van Passel) release the content found on a camera together the data stored on the cell phones – that were found with other possessions (in a backpack) – belonging to the young women.

The Panamanian Authorities officially confirmed today that DNA tests carried out on skeletal remains found last week in a remote area of western Panama – are compatible with Kris Kremers – after analyzes had previously shown that other remains found corresponded to Lisanne.

“This result is confirmed by the Public Ministry – today – through the issuing of the Final Report of the scientific tests carried out by the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences (IMELCF) – which has been received.” This official statement was released this Wednesday by the Panamanian Prosecutor – specifically referring to Kremers case.

The Panamanian prosecutor responsible for the investigation – Betzaida Pitti – confirmed last Monday that “One of the findings belongs to the young Lisanne” – after having made the first and pertinent DNA analysis.

Last week, fragmented skeletal remains were found along with pieces of clothing in a nearby jungle area – where the Dutch women were last seen alive – situated near the town of Boquete, (Chiriquí province), on the border with Costa Rica.

“It is a very dark chapter in which there are still many questions that overshadow the fatal outcome of Kris and Lisanne. There is only one way to find answers for this family – to continue the search!” This was the statement issued this morning on behalf of the Kremers family – even though already they knew the results of the DNA tests.

The forensic expert – compiled by Silvia de Vandel – specified on Monday that bone fragments (forming part of a discovered and well-preserved single foot still contained within a trainer-shoe) are comprised of genetic material that coincides with DNA samples sent from the Netherlands by Lisanne’s parents.

De Vandel then announced that a pelvic girdle found in the vacinity of the other bodily remains still needs to be scientifically analyzed “In order to determine if this other bone element belongs to Lisanne or to Kris.”

The coroner of the Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences highlighted that the remains were “In an advanced state of decomposition” for which she said that it was too early to presume the cause of death – and when such an event might have occurred.

Prosecutor Pitti maintained that the Public Ministry (Prosecutor’s Office) has insisted that search continues to find other data and remains which can be used to assist the investigation of this case.

“Right now there is no one under investigation.” for the disappearance of the Dutch women, “It is still too early to state any hypothesis. We are going to continue looking.” in the area of the Talamanca Mountain Range, “But since it is (a place) so inaccessible and dangerous – we are going to do it correctly”, asserted the Prosecutor.

The young Dutch women were declared missing on April 2nd (2014) when a tour guide from the town of Boquete – where they were both staying – notified the Police that the two women had not returned to sleep in their lodgings the day before.

The bone samples (and other findings) – including some trainer-shoes – have been subjected to DNA tests. This objects were personally discovered last Thursday by Prosecutor Pitti – who was herself participating in the search in an isolated jungle area known as Río Culubre – situated in the western province of Bocas del Toro – neighboring Chiriquí.

In that same vast and inhospitable area of Culubre – a backpack with the belongings of Lisanne and Kris was found by locals weeks ago – the first key evidence in the framework of an ongoing investigation into the disappearance of both women.

Panamanian (Spanish) Article:

Las familias de las holandesas desaparecidas en Panamá quieren saber cómo murieron

25 JUNIO 2014 – 22:06

David (Panamá), 25 jun (EFE).- Las familias de las dos holandesas desaparecidas en Panamá en abril, y cuyas muertes fueron confirmadas con pruebas de ADN realizadas a restos encontrados en la zona de la desaparición, esperan que las autoridades panameñas ofrezcan explicaciones sobre cómo murieron las jóvenes.

El portavoz de los familiares, Jerome Van Passel, dijo a Efe que los padres de Lisanne Froom, de 22 años, y Kris Kremers, de 21, quieren que el Ministerio Público (Fiscalía) panameño explique si la muerte de las jóvenes fue a causa de un accidente o si barajan otras hipótesis.

Van Passel expresó el deseo de los familiares de que las autoridades panameñas reinicien la búsqueda de evidencias o indicios en la zona de la desaparición, ya que entienden que se había suspendido por el mal tiempo.

Los familiares también solicitarán a las autoridades panameñas, según adelantó Van Passel, el contenido de una cámara fotográfica y la información de los celulares que fueron encontrados con otras posesiones de las jóvenes en el interior de una mochila.

Las autoridades panameñas confirmaron hoy oficialmente que pruebas de ADN realizadas a restos óseos encontrados la semana pasada en una zona remota del oeste panameño son compatibles con Kris Kremers, después de que los análisis hubieran reflejado anteriormente de que otros de los restos hallados correspondían a Lisanne.

“Este resultado es confirmado, por parte del Ministerio Público, el día de hoy cuando se recibe el informe final de la prueba científica realizada por parte del Instituto de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses (IMELCF)”, indica el comunicado difundido este miércoles por la Fiscalía panameña refiriéndose a Kremers.

La fiscal panameña responsable de la investigación, Betzaida Pitti, confirmó el pasado lunes que “uno de los hallazgos pertenece a la joven Lisanne”, después de haber hecho las primeras y pertinentes comprobaciones de ADN.

La semana pasada se encontraron unos restos óseos junto a algunas prendas de vestir en una zona selvática cercana donde se vio la última vez con vida a las holandesas, en la localidad de Boquete, provincia de Chiriquí, fronteriza con Costa Rica.

“Es un capítulo muy oscuro en el que aún quedan muchas preguntas que ensombrecen el fatal desenlace de Kris y Lisanne. Sólo hay una forma de encontrar respuestas para esta familia: continuar la búsqueda”, indica un comunicado emitido esta madrugada por la familia Kremers, cuando ya sabían los resultados de las pruebas de ADN.

La experta forense Silvia de Vandel precisó el lunes que el fragmento óseo cuyo material genético ha coincidido con las muestras de ADN enviadas desde Holanda por los padres de Lisanne corresponde a parte de un pie.

De Vandel adelantó entonces que quedaba por analizar partes encontradas de una pelvis “para poder determinar si este otro elemento óseo pertenece a Lisanne o a Kris”.

La forense del Instituto de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses resaltó que los restos estaban “en un avanzando estado de descomposición” por lo que dijo que era muy pronto para presumir la causa de la muerte y cuándo ocurrió.

La fiscal Pitti sostuvo que el Ministerio Público (Fiscalía) ha insistido en que continuará la investigación del caso.

“Ahora mismo no hay nadie bajo investigación” por la desaparición de las holandesas, “aún está muy temprano para decir alguna hipótesis. Vamos a seguir buscando” en el área de la cordillera Talamanca, “pero como es (un lugar) tan inaccesible y peligroso lo vamos a hacer correctamente”, aseveró la fiscal.

Las jóvenes holandesas fueron declaradas desaparecidas el pasado 2 de abril cuando un guía turístico de la localidad de Boquete, en donde ambas se hospedaban, dio aviso a la Policía de que no habían regresado a dormir en la víspera.

Las muestras óseas y otros hallazgos, entre ellos unas zapatillas, sometidos a pruebas de ADN fueron recolectados el jueves pasado por la propia fiscal Pitti en una zona selvática y aislada conocida como Río Culubre, en la provincia occidental de Bocas del Toro, vecina de Chiriquí.

En esa misma vasta e inhóspita zona de Culubre fue encontrada por lugareños semanas atrás una mochila con pertenencias de Lisanne y Kris, las primeras evidencias en el marco de la investigación por la desaparición de ambas.