April 23, 2014

Panama President to Face Corruption Charges in Italy

Panama's President Ricardo Martinelli will be indicted and prosecuted in Italy on extortion and corruption charges as soon as he leaves office later this year in a burgeoning scandal that affects the integrity of the Panama Canal.
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September 3, 2013

Barro Blanco documentary nominated for Prix Europa

The radio documentary about the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam in Panama that I produced for NTR radio in Holland has been nominated for the Prix Europa, the European broadcast festival that will be held in Berlin in October.
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September 5, 2012

Streets of Calidonia

Calidonia is probably the liveliest area of Panama City, and a rewarding place for street photography. I shoot there regularly, with the aim to produce a book where my photos are accompanied by short stories by author Lili Mendoza.
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August 20, 2012

Orphanage charity project

The proceeds of a small photobook will go to an orphanage near Panama City that looks more like an African refugee camp.
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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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