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Panama
La nueva Asamblea Nacional asume su cargo con más diputados independientes que nunca. Es gracias, en parte, a Mary Triny Zea.
Panama’s next Congress takes office on July 1 with more independent members than ever before. Mary Triny Zea is part of the reason why.
Ending corruption is top on voters' minds in Panama, but they're split over who offers the most credible promise of change.
Una funcionaria a la vanguardia del cambio climático.
A Panama City TV host-turned politician raises her voice in defense of the environment.
When the ambassador to Panama resigned his post, U.S. diplomacy lost one of its most talented Latin America hands.
Un creciente número de votantes estadounidenses retirados en el extranjero no logra obtener los beneficios de Medicare que le corresponden.
It was thanks in part to rock and roll hits from bands such as The Doors and Guns N’ Roses that Manuel Noriega, the former military dictator of Panama, fell from grace. In December 1989, with Noriega holed up at the Vatican embassy in Panama, the U.S. military installed a line of stereo speakers around the building blaring songs such as “Dead Man’s Party” and “All I Want Is You,” a sort of psychological warfare meant to force the notorious strongman to give himself up. On January 3, 1990, Noriega surrendered, and the man commonly ridiculed as "old pineapple face" has been sitting in court rooms and jail cells ever since.

As the leaders of almost every nation in the Americas arrive in Panama, this opening act has set the stage for the rest of the summit—appropriately centered on the “challenge of cooperation in the Americas.” One can only hope the long-awaited U.S.-Cuba thaw will set the example for Cuba’s own internal reconciliation.

 

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