The prospects for legislators’ licenses to steal

Legislator Benicio Robinson (PRD – Bocas del Toro) is also head of the Panamanian Baseball Federation  (FEDEBEIS), which is funded by the government via PANDEPORTES. This is a bill of lading for the purchase of fabulous invisible bats which have not been located. The scheme is one of the targets of the comptroller’s audits, which […]

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Hightower, How COOL NAFTA 2.0 isn’t

Trump’s new trade deal would encourage multinational meat packers to abandon America’s family ranchers. This uncured pork belly slice – jobs in Iowa, or in Brazil or Asia? And which country’s laws and practices will determine the chemicals that may be in the animal feed? You won’t have any right to know. Wikimedia photo by […]

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Libertad Ciudadana, In the face of impunity

Profound rejection. Photo and alteration by Eric Jackson. To the citizenry in the face of impunity: insist, persist, resist and never desist by Libertad Ciudadana, the Panamanian chapter of Transparency International Last week three cases bore evidence of the profound collapse of the administration of justice in Panama: The acquittal of all of those involved […]

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Bernal, The legitimacy crisis

Miguel Antonio Bernal. Archive photo by Eric Jackson. The legitimacy crisis by Miguel Antonio Bernal The events that are happening in our country make the nature, the dimension and the depth of the crisis we are going through, displace most of the horrors through which we have lived over the last half century. The crisis […]

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Gandásegui, Trump’s game

Joe Biden, looking plausibly presidential in Germany. In Detroit on July 31, he said that he would win Michigan by telling voters that he had a hand in the 2009 taxpayer bailout of General Motors. That GM spent much of the money on robots, financial machinations and offshore operations instead of jobs for Michiganders is […]

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Shavit & Ben-Meir, The stakes in Israel’s election

Lieutenant General Benny Gantz addressing troops at a regional army headquarters in the occupied West Bank in 2014. So, if Israel can by force annex the Palestinian areas that it occupies or blockades, what next? Then Israel imposes a one-state apartheid solution with a Jewish minority, something as politically precarious as South Africa’s old white […]

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Hightower, Trump and the border

Trump doesn’t want a wall — he wants a crisis, even if he has to cause it himself. A US Border Patrol arrest. CBP photo. What Trump really wants at the border by Jim Hightower The most ridiculous thing about Donald Trump’s xenophobic, demagogic assault on Central American amnesty seekers is that his frantic demand […]

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