A night with the cacica

An attempt to overthrow Ngobe cacica Silvia Carrera appears to have been soundly defeated as she receives massive support. No wonder, we say, after having met her a couple of times.

Total madness in mining standoff

It's day five in the blockade of the Panamerican highway by the Ngöbe people in protest against mining on their lands, and the Martinelli government is ready for the psych ward as it continues to contradict itself on just about everything.