Panama: Campaigning on the Canal

Bending a little, the U.S. last week assured Panama of a "full review and reconsideration" of the 1903 canal treaty as soon as diplomatic relations between the two countries are restored.

Bending not at all, Panama replied that the U.S. must commit itself in advance to a revised treaty, and broke off all mediation talks. Before the OAS Council in Washington, Panama's Ambassador Miguel Moreno Jr. formally accused the U.S. of "unprovoked armed attacks." He then demanded that the OAS invoke the 1947 Rio Treaty, which commits all hemisphere nations to come to the aid of a member country threatened...

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