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Snowden Aftermath: Why Is Obama Fixated on the "Switzerland of Latin America"?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.17.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Whatever its scenic attractions, Costa Rica has been touched by the ever widening war on drugs which has engulfed Central America and Mexico. As I reported as early as three years ago, smugglers use Costa Rica as a transshipment point for drugs coming from Colombia and Panama.

Country That You Do Not Associate With Euro Really Wants To Adopt It

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business

BERLIN (Reuters) - Panama would like to introduce the euro as legal tender alongside the U.S. dollar, President Ricardo Martinelli told German Chancel...

A Democratic Crisis Close to Home

Juan Carlos Hidalgo | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Juan Carlos Hidalgo

Panama is in the midst of one of its most serious political crises since the return of democracy in 1989. Clashes in recent days are part of a broader climate of political turmoil stemming from the growing authoritarianism of president Ricardo Martinelli.

WikiLeaks on Panama: Laying Bare the Paranoid, Pro-Corporate Agenda

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

If Julian Assange's main goal is to restore greater transparency and accountability in government, then he may have succeeded -- in the small Central American nation of Panama.

WikiLeaks Cables: DEA Transformed Into Global Intelligence Organization

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Drug Enforcement Administration has been transformed into a global intelligence organization with a reach that extends far beyond narcotics, and a...

Panama President Denies WikiLeaks Allegations

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PANAMA CITY — Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli on Saturday denied information from a leaked U.S. diplomatic cable suggesting he asked the...