Panama

Panama election a distorted expression of growing opposition to austerity

By Andrea Lobo, 8 May 2019

The election came after a year dominated by strikes, including by teachers, construction workers and a general strike against an electricity rate hike.

General strike and ongoing protests in Panama against electricity rate hike

By Andrea Lobo, 19 July 2018

As militancy grows among construction workers, teachers and the public sector as a whole, the trade unions are struggling to contain social opposition against new rate hikes and social austerity.

Manuel Noriega and US militarism

By Bill Van Auken, 31 May 2017

The December 1989 US invasion of Panama and toppling of Noriega set the pattern for the escalating series of US wars and interventions that were to follow.

Washington seeks greater crackdown on the Central American working class

By Andrea Lobo, 12 May 2017

The US secretary of Homeland Security outlined a Central America policy focusing on deterring migration and militarizing the region in preparation for social upheavals and war.

“Panama papers” tax evasion leak stokes political crises worldwide

By Andre Damon, 5 April 2016

Documents provided to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists tie hundreds of wealthy individuals and world leaders to offshore havens used in tax evasion and money laundering.