Editorials: Land tenure progress; and Today’s kids

El Himno Istmeño is the national anthem, but we also have original nations here, with anthems of their own. Here Emiliano Caisamo plays the Embera anthem. Archive photo by Eric Jackson. A tiny start on a huge land tenure problem Over what was a long holiday weekend for most Panamanians, MiAmbiente made an important policy […]

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Editorials: Paramilitarization; and Indeed, Hillary

They admitted it and defended it because they had been outed by an alternative medium. Paramilitarization In its constitutional proposals of a few weeks ago, the National Assembly attempted to strip tens of thousands of Panamanians of their citizenship, consign perhaps five percent of the population to officially despised and excluded from public discussions status […]

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Editorials: National defense in real time

Before we get too deep into the partisan and nationalistic stereotypes, let us recall that the 2009 slate of Ricardo Martinelli and Juan Carlos Varela was put together at a meeting in the US Ambassador’s residence, and that the PRD alternative was to a lot of people — most Panamanians and a lot of foreign […]

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Editorial, The economy and egos

The riot squad moves in against protesters in Medellin. The economy and egos inflame the region Are you going to look at it on a left to right spectrum? Are you going to look for a bad guy – or a good guy – pulling the strings? Well, there are a lot of ideological shades […]

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Editorials: Private surveillance, an issue everywhere

Will some billionaire who intimidates the government sell your DNA to an enemy? Do you think that Facebook’s indirect sale of political data on Americans and Britons, via Cambridge Analytica, led to national disasters? Did you ever hear about “ethnic weapons?” Back in the 1960s and 1970s it was at least a research topic for […]

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