Panama

Unrest in Panama

Born into a rich family in Panama, Juan Carlos Varela is an entrepreneur who is fiercely in favour of the free market. He led his conservative Panamenista Party into the elections in 2009, but was then bought off by his rival Ricardo Martinelli, who offered him the vice-presidency if he stopped running against him. In 2014 he won the presidential election, coming in on promises to develop the economic infrastructure of Panama and to proceed with urban renovation in the free trade zone city of Colon.

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Exposición de la historia del concepto de comunización, acompañada de una crítica de algunos sus usos más recientes y frívolos

Complexities of Autonomy: Part Three of Four

A brief look at Latin American autonomous movements and their contradictions, third part of a four part overview of autonomous movements

Announcing @latinlibnews: keeping you up to speed on Latin America in 140 characters

Announcing a new Twitter account that will provide irregular and brief updates on social movements and news of interest to libertarian communists in Latin America.

Panamanian pandemonium

Banana workers strike, receive tear gas.  Two killed in "shot-gun" clash.

U.S. Interventionism has helped shape the Republic of Panama. With the recent bloodshed at a banana workers strike, will "push-back" result in socialist unrest amongst the Panamanian people and will President Martinelli and his corporate-interest minions close Pandora's Box? History shall be our guide.

Panama: strikes and protests force climbdown on anti-strike laws

A ten-day strike by banana plantation workers in Panama has come to an end after the government agreed an package of concessions that included the suspension of its anti-strike legislation, Law 30.

1968-1990: The invasion of Panama and US intervention

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Noam Chomsky's account of the US invasion of Panama, its intervention over the previous twenty years and its backing of drug-trafficking dictarator Manuel Noriega.