Panama may not rank that high on the list of NSA targets for mass surveillance, but we still have a FinFisher espionage command and control server being run in Panama by what appears to be the government.
Don Winner breathlessly reports what anyone with half a brain has already known for five years at least: The Canal expansion project is a disaster.
The Panama Canal expansion will probably cost twice as much because the risk of earthquakes is actually much higher than any of these ACP bozos cared to admit.
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.
Panama's intelligence gathering messed up with imaginary plots, a paranoid president, a spy chief scheming to get the Israelis on board and attempts to protect the government against investigations into drug trafficking.
Only eight weeks into the Martinelli administration, the US ambassador already warned that Martinelli's shaking down corporations could harm Panama's investment climate.
What the US embassy wrote about a cocaine heist gone wrong, involving president Martin Torrijos, a story only we dared to report.
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.