PANAMA: Appalling Accusation

At 2 in the morning, Panama's National Assembly met in its small, sweltering chamber and listened transfixed while a methodical clerk droned through long pages of sworn testimony. Most of the country's people, torn from sleep by the high drama, heard the evidence on their radios. When the clerk finished, Panamanians struggled to grasp an appalling accusation. According to the confessed triggerman, the highest plotter in last fortnight's race-track assassination of President Jose Antonio ("Chichi") Remón was none other than José Ramón Guizado, Remón's Vice President and legally installed successor as...

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