Spare a thought for Panama, folks. Yes, that tiny nation sandwiched between North and South America where the world’s rich and powerful stash their wealth, conceal their assets, and avoid paying taxes.
As the UK government continues to sell arms to Saudi Arabia despite warnings from human rights groups that British-made weapons are being used to commit war crimes in Yemen, a VICE News investigation has exposed how the country is also directly involved in a covert US counterterrorism program.
On April 9, 1948 a series of important events occurred in Bogota, Colombia. On that day, one of the meetings establishing the Organization of American States took place in the city. While diplomats were meeting to establish a regional organization to ensure future peace, Jorge Eliecer Gaitan—a populist running for president, was assassinated. His murder would inaugurate nearly seventy years of violence engulfing Colombia.