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For the benefit of the world – really?

To contribute this special essay, COHA has called up the highly regarded Dr. Miguel Antonio Bernal, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Panama….

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Corrupt Militarization and the Threat to Panamanian Democracy

Corrupt Militarization and the Threat to Panamanian Democracy

The Constitution of Panamá, amended under President Guillermo Endara in 1994, states unequivocally that “The Republic of Panamá will not have an army.” [1] This…

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Obama’s Sugar-Free Diplomacy: Administration Is Commendably Keeping Arms Shipment and Migration Talks Separate

Obama’s Sugar-Free Diplomacy: Administration Is Commendably Keeping Arms Shipment and Migration Talks Separate

On Monday, July 15, Panamanian authorities halted a North Korean-flagged ship and, upon inspection, discovered missiles and other military equipment hidden in a 10,000-ton Cuban…

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The Cuba-DPRK Affair: Don't Jump the Gun on the Arms Shipment

The Cuba-DPRK Affair: Don’t Jump the Gun on the Arms Shipment

[UPDATE: 1:00 p.m., July 17, 2013 On Tuesday evening, the Cuban Foreign Ministry released a statement taking responsibility for the undeclared missiles discovered aboard the…

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The Panamanian Political Roller-Coaster: A Look Backward and a Look Forward to the 2014 Elections

The Panamanian Political Roller-Coaster: A Look Backward and a Look Forward to the 2014 Elections

President Ricardo Alberto Martinelli (2009-present) has proven to be a shrewd politician, frustrating opponents who had expected much less from him. Throughout his tenure Martinelli…

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