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.
US embassy warden Mike Hinton publicly states he would kill one or more Ngöbe protesters should he get stuck at a roadblock.
theTnational police, it appears, is not willing to assume its habitual role of enforcer of Martinelli's interests as it has been doing during previous struggles, asking for dialog and contradicting the government's violent rhetoric.
Your Bananama Republic - headed by a foreign journalist as well - doesn't think Martinelli has the stature to forbid us anything. Or, it takes a lot more than some xenophobic third world despot to stop us from protesting whenever the hell we want.
Journalist Paco Gomez Nadal to be expelled from Panama tonight; violent repression of indigenous protests against mining, uprising in the making.
Just like Gaddafi, Mubarak, Ben Ali et al, Papadimitriu blames protests against Martinelli's mining scheme on outside agitators. Meanwhile, the government bought itself a tribal leader for fun and profit.
If you invade you will be met with force, but this simple knowledge, passed from generation to generation over many millenniums, has somehow not reached the failed abortion that currently serves as our president.
Another journalist was convicted today, and narco-lawyers and thieves confer with Bonissi to expand the reach of criminal defamation laws.
The Costa Rican Supreme Court last week agreed to take a case challenging the constitutionality of a US-Costa Rican agreement that allows for US military presence. The agreement cannot go into effect until the Supreme Court rules, thus postponing the arrival of US forces.
This picture shows how three men try to kidnap Andrés Rodríguez. Rodríguez is a school teacher, and also a union leader, and he was one of these leaders our heroic government had on its blacklist of subversives who needed to be arrested for harboring contra-revolutionary ideas.