To accommodate out-of-office politicians accused of plotting revolution, Panama has two comfortable, specially equipped cells: one for big shots at Central Police Headquarters, the other for lesser fry in Panama City's Model Jail. Back in 1936, when Temistocles Díaz, publisher of La Nación, was arrested, he got the Class A treatment from President Harmodio Arias—the V.I.P. cell at headquarters.

Last year "Temi's" father, old Domingo Díaz, was elected President. Six weeks ago Harmodio Arias was picked up and charged with complicity in a plot to overthrow the present regime and install his brother, ex-President Arnulfo Arias. But President Díaz failed...

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