October 14, 2012

Barro Blanco

The Dutch semi-government bank FMO invests in a hydroelectric dam in Panama that is highly controversial because of environmental damage and the violations of human rights of the indigenous Ngobe people.
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October 31, 2011

Drugs Canal

Rivaling gangs and drug trafficking cause increasing murder rates in Panama. Okke Ornstein explored gang land, and went to the Darien gap at the border with Colombia, spoke with drug traffickers, the border police, and the indigenous population in the area.
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January 12, 2011

Okke Ornstein in Wikileaks cablegate

Back in 2004, the presidential election campaign in Panama was running at full steam when lawyer and legislator Jose Blandon distributed a legal file among reporters. It contained documents about the case of Raul Mata Zuñiga, a friend of candidate Martin Torrijos, and a narco-related…
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