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- Let Mireya govern
- Panama News, Editorial, 13 July
1999. Toro's last-minute power grab may delay his
party's return the presidency. For the PRD
legislators, mayors and representantes it's a matter
of some importance to disassociate themselves from
Toro. For the sake of their own careers, and more
importantly for the cause of Panamanian democracy, they
need to find a compromise that lets President Moscoso
exercise the presidency's full powers.
- Mireya Moscoso's apartheid
- The Panama News, 9 August 1999. Ministers
and deputy ministers are all whites, except for one cholo.
No blacks, no indigenous, no Asians. Mireya has drawn almost
her entire administration not only from Panama's white
seven or eight percent white community, but from narrowly
politically reliable white folks at that.
- With a Canal, A Nation Recovers its
- By David Carrasco, IPS, 30 December 1999. Augusto
Castillo, secretary General of the Trade Union
Convergence, workers will participate in the canal
recovery celebration, seeing it as one of the most
important stages in the history of national identity and
self-determination, but labor won' renounce demands
for economic and social justice or claims that the US must
clean up the munitions ranges used for several years to
test military equipment.
- Mireya goes off the deep end
- By Eric Jackson, Panama News, [25 March
2001]. President Moscoso, purportedly relying on the word
of some campesino in Coclecito, says that she has begun an
investigation of Zapatista infiltration of the area to the
west of the canal that is to be flooded if the canal
expansion plans go through.
- Miami Cubans vs Panamanian Left
- By Eric Jackson, 9 December 2002. Much circumstantial
evidence exists that Posada and the others intended to set
off more than 30 pounds of C-4 plastic explosive, with
shrapnel, in a University of Panama auditorium where Fidel
Castro spoke to some 1,500 people. The problems of
Panama's legal system in a high-profile international
- Mireya Moscoso Regarded the Worst
- Prensa Latina, 30 August 2004. The people polled
criticized Moscoso because she did not fight corruption
head-on, during her term Panama's international
relations got worse, and 77 percent of the people want
Moscoso to be investigated for corruption.