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In their largest burning of confiscated drugs to date, Panama's security forces burned 24 tonnes of cocaine and two tonnes of marijuana, in a remote area. The destroyed drugs were confiscated only in the last four months.
Relieved owner celebrates with a Greek song about fighting fascism.
A day after the 'shithole countries' controversy'.
Malta’s best-known investigative journalist, who led the Panama Papers probe into corruption in the country, has been killed
It was a heart-warming and hope-building experience to watch the progress made by this new project on a small Caribbean island in Panama during the few short weeks of my stay there. I think I'll check in with the team to ask 'how does the garden grow?' and find out if the momentum of the permaculture movement is massing.
Then comes the time that required skills have been comfortably completed and you dive under the wreck of a coral encrusted catamaran to marvel at the colours, the schools of fish and the appearance of a four-foot grouper that have claimed it as their home. You emerge as a scuba diver.
Transparency is the new normal. The future belongs to the businesses that embrace it.
We always knew that the super rich hide much of their money away, but that still does not detract from the horrifying revelations of this leak. I fear we live in a faux democracy; a society that has all the appearance of a nation that treats everyone the same, but under that veneer is an ideologically driven system, assembled to benefit those who already have it all. It remains to be seen what information will emerge if/when Cameron publishes his tax returns. But for the public, I suspect the damage is already done.