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For the benefit of the world – really?

By: Dr. Miguel Antonio Bernal, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Panama.

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

By: William Kinney and Thomas Abbot, Research Associates at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

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

By: Rebecca Lullo and Phineas Rueckert, Research Associates at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

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

By: Rebecca Lullo and Phineas Rueckert, Research Associates at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

[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

By: Eloy Fisher, Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at The New School and Dr. Ronn Pineo, Senior Research Analyst at the Council On Hemispheric Affairs and Chair of the Department of History at Towson University

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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