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Honduran businessmen shove aside agreement reached between government and Ngobe about Barro Blanco hydroelectric project.
Monte Friesner, Patrick Visser, Maurice Sjerps and Keren Katz lose their court cases while making up stories about clemency.
Martinelli is not an isolated phenomenon, but the product of a political and business environment that has been created and nurtured for decades by the same people who now pose as the saviors of democracy. It's a fight between factions of corrupt, rich elites, with ordinary Panamanians caught in the middle.
President Martinelli doing the Bernie dance divides the nation.
WE didn't know we had one and we don't understand why we need one, but the government employs a consul in the Canary Islands who markets our VP's rum and dresses up as a transvestite, for Panama.
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.
The government alliance is falling apart and they're slinging shit all over the place with new and ever wackier laws. Meanwhile, highways collapse and there's no potable water.
Vice-president Varela calls the Canal expansion project a "disaster" and Martinelli accuses Aleman Zubieta of corruption, WikiLeaks cables reveal.
Two important conclusions from today: Martinelli is further isolated within his own governing coalition as they've shown us where to drive the wedge, and when it comes to street battle, the police loses.