When the Colombian army bombed a FARC camp in Ecuador, this led to a diplomatic crisis between those two countries with Venezuela added in the mix. In Panama, on the contrary, the Colombian bombers are invited to blow away a FARC Christmas gathering in the Darien border province.
Only the lamest of the Martinelli groupies are still coming out in defense of their supermarket idol, while released cables show the futility of the DEA's "war on drugs".
Vice-president Varela calls the Canal expansion project a "disaster" and Martinelli accuses Aleman Zubieta of corruption, WikiLeaks cables reveal.
The US ambassador in Panama, Barbara Stephenson, apologized yesterday for the burden the continued high demand in her country for illicit drugs places on Panamanian society.