Your Bananama Republic - headed by a foreign journalist as well - doesn't think Martinelli has the stature to forbid us anything. Or, it takes a lot more than some xenophobic third world despot to stop us from protesting whenever the hell we want.
The authentic protests of the Ngöbes have now accomplished what snotty environmentalists, unions and other "civil society" groups, despite being better "educated" and having more resources, have not: To keep their lands free of open pit mines.
AFTER Martinelli's fatal drunken Blackberry chat to then-ambassador Barbara Stephenson demanding help with tapping phones, you'd think that our Excelentisimo and his henchmen would show some restraint using social media and such. Not so.
Just like Gaddafi, Mubarak, Ben Ali et al, Papadimitriu blames protests against Martinelli's mining scheme on outside agitators. Meanwhile, the government bought itself a tribal leader for fun and profit.
If you invade you will be met with force, but this simple knowledge, passed from generation to generation over many millenniums, has somehow not reached the failed abortion that currently serves as our president.
We said it before: Unless you are some sort of a medical thrill-seeker addicted to risky adventures, don't do medical tourism in Panama. And now indeed there is a case of a man who lost his penis because of medical amateurs.
Legitimate companies are too busy running their businesses to waste time and assets on throwing money at lawyers to chase pesky journalists in Panamanian kangaroo criminal courts. But not Patrick Visser's Silva Tree, which has filed a criminal complaint against us and the Christian Science Monitor. UPDATE: Logging in Surinam, extortion.