Panama, towards a hollow state

Usually, the process of becoming a hollow state is the result of non-state actors; the narco-gangs in Mexico or the Taliban. By attacking the state, they turn the government into an empty shell. In Panama however, it is the government itself that is hollowing out the state, and the process is now irreversible.

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.