Panama: U.N. Diplomat in Action

As an up-and-coming Panamanian politician, Aquilino Boyd liked to make his position witheringly clear. He led a band of hooligans in the 1959 Canal Zone riots—they tore down an American flag and urinated on it. At the U.N. during last January's Panama crisis, he was all indignation, accusing the U.S. of "bloody aggression." Last week he was back home, being more aggressive still.

In the recent elections for President and the National Assembly, Boyd was among the losers, failing to retain the Deputy's seat that he had held in addition to his diplomat's job. Panama's daily La Hora ran...

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