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Panama City, Wednesday, March 23rd,10 p.m
My dear Amora,
Finally I have reached Panama City alive, can you believe that? Alive! Well, my words are apparently counted, so no time for bollocks!
So Panama «riecht von oben bis unten nach Bananen!», but I will start telling you about what really happened in this country, a little lesson of history would not be out of context, I guess!
I think you already know the general story of Panama : CIA, Dictators, USA, etc. But that is the common known story in South America in the second half of the twentieth century! But for once, France have something to do with it ! Panama got the canal, whereas the other countries used to have nothing else but some Batista or Somoza. But I won’t begin to talk about this, otherwise I might spit so much on the U.S.A and seem so European that I could lose the opportunity to continue writing for the nice people in New-York!
The French were the first to show up here and build the canal, after the success of the one of Suez. But I have learn today, that the French were trying to dig through the «Gold Hill» ( a famous place over here) the thing is that this hill is situated in a place where it is impossible to dig ( something about the tectonic plates, quite interesting).
Any-road, they spent five whole years trying, which turned out to be totally pointless. In the meantime, they were loosing money, so monkey business settled in. A lot. The cost of the construction was too high and then they (politicians) began ( as usual) to do craps with money. When this came out to light, many of them disappeared, or committed suicide, or were fired. And the construction work was abandoned, until the Americans ( bless them!) arrived to take it over, whom continued and finish the work. During the first and second World War, the Panama canal was the most defended place in the entire world. The one who was controlling this passage, was controlling the world.
Anyway, back in the eighties, an ex-CIA agent named Noriega, was on power for ten years. During this period, mister Reagan was complaining that his ex-citizen didn’t respect his engagement toward the United States. So in 1989 Bush father (with his legendary wisdom) organized the Operation «Just Cause». To be short, they invaded Panama and re-enforced the American control over the canal until 1999. Whereas from taht date on the Canal return to the power of the Panamanian people
Well, I have so much to talk further about, but I already pass the «dead words line».
As usual, I hope that everything is going muy perfecto por ti, mi amorcita. Hasta mañana Linda !
Your panaman boy!