Bernal, A criminal complaint

Back when they were friends: Ramón Fonseca Mora, left, is an attorney and writer and at the start of Juan Carlos Varela’s presidency minister without portfolio and presidential chief of staff. Then came The Panama Papers, a massive leak of documents from the Mossack Fonseca law firm, of which Fonseca was a founding partner. In […]

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Mr. Mueller’s warning

Mr. Mueller’s opening statement to the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Good afternoon Chairman Schiff, Ranking Member Nunes, and members of the Committee. I testified this morning before the House Judiciary Committee. I ask that the opening statement I made before that Committee be incorporated into the record here. I understand that this Committee […]

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US State Department, Panama’s investment climate

Perhaps the most widely reported observation 2019 Investment Climate: Panama by the US Department of State [Editor’s note: Despite all of the capable people who have been driven out, the US State Department still has some shrewd people observing and making sense of economic situations. By outward appearances they are MUCH BETTER than Donald Trump […]

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Gandasegui, The Monroe Doctrine then and now

The Monroe Doctrine was pronounced in 1823, first in a letter to Russia, whose ambassador suggested that its holdings in Alaska might expand down the West Coast into what is now California but was then part of Mexico. It was also prompted by a suggestion by France, which had invaded Spain, that it wanted to […]

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What Democrats are saying

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortéz at SXSW 2019. Her proposals are getting a better reception from the public than from her colleagues, which in turn has most of the top tier Democratic presidential primary candidates saying nice things about some of them. Wikimedia photo by nrkbeta. The Dems’ messages     These links are interactive — click on […]

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What Republicans are saying

Donald Trump meets with Theresa May, who is on her way out of office and after he took the unprecedented step of endorsing Boris Johnson as her replacement. White House photo. The GOP messages…             These links are interactive — click on the boxes            

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