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.

Coup threat in Panama

With a police force that increasingly behaves as if it's above the law and sub-director Eduardo Serracin threatening a coup d'etat, Panama has not been this unstable since 1989.

Panamax 2010 arms fair trains wacky coup scenario

This year, inspired by events in Bocas, they have created a new doom scenario to practice: an indigenous coup d'etat. This would of course be a clear danger to the Canal, because everybody knows that mafiosi are to be fully trusted running the waterway and indigenous banana planters are not.