Panama: Time to Get Rolling

At his inauguration last week, Panama's President Marco Aurelio Robles, 58, had only to look around to see what he is up against. Across the street from the Legislative Palace, where he took the oath of office, stood the burned-out husk of the Pan American Airways Building, destroyed in last January's Canal Zone riots. On rooftops around the palace, troops with rifles at the ready guarded against a rumored assassination attempt. Inside, a handful of opposition Congressmen managed to delay the inauguration two hours with a noisy parliamentary argument. Yet Robles brimmed...

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