Assault on press freedom: After TVN, Bananama Republic?

We received word today that the prosecution will take a criminal complaint filed by Canadian fraud artist Monte Friesner to trial. But given the way the courts operate in Panama in press freedom issues, there is no way we are going to dignify their mad circus acts by attending their show trials or complying with any sentences. No offense, but there is no reason in the acting of the courts or the authorities that prompts us to take them seriously or recognize their authority any more than we recognize the authority of the baboons in the zoo.