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Having mentioned the Panama Papers in a recent blog it kind of jogged my memory about Panama and former strongman Manuel Noriega.

At one point Noriega was yet another of the U.S. 626 more words

Seventeen minutes . . .

Then a quarter century of reflection and bitterness.

March 15, 2016. Panama City, Panama.
by Bart Bolger

This is Conrad.

Conrad is an 81-year old tour guide—he says he is a “walking taxi”—in Panama City and he is a victim of the 1989 USAmerican invasion of Panama. 623 more words


The Reagan Administration is Directly Responsible for the Crack Epidemic! Where is the Outrage???

In the memorial of Nancy Reagan, a dark and twisted plot has resurfaced. Although Mrs. Reagan is heralded for her “Just Say No” anti-drug campaign, the truth of the matter is that her husband’s administration is single-handedly responsible for the drug epidemic that created the need for her famous slogan. 465 more words

Radio 59, side B, track 7: "Oldsmobile/Manuel Noriega bit"

Oh, Oldsmobile, so this particular bit was crazy racist, no?  Even more racist than that speech I gave when I was a kid.  It might explain in part why I was so casual with my Central American jokes if stuff like this was being bandied about on the airwaves as comedy.   280 more words


Creating a Crime: How the CIA Commandeered the DEA

By Douglas Valentine | Dissident Voice | September 19, 2015

The outlawing of narcotic drugs at the start of the Twentieth Century, the turning of the matter from public health to social control, coincided with American’s imperial Open Door policy and the belief that the government had an obligation to American industrialists to create markets in every nation in the world, whether those nations liked it or not.

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Radio 57, side A, track 7: "Manuel Noriega bit"

Oh, Manuel Noriega, you were one of my first introductions to international current events.  In fact, it seemed like most of my knowledge of foreign affairs surrounded Central America.   1,017 more words


Arthur Porter's alleged loot: the mystery of the missing $5 million

With the death of alleged hospital fraudster Arthur Porter last month, the mystery of where exactly he might have stashed as much as $5 million in suspected bribe money continues to frustrate police investigators. 1,617 more words

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