THE PANAMA DECEPTION, filmmaker Barbara Trent's follow-up to the equally controversial COVERUP: BEHIND THE IRAN-CONTRA AFFAIR, is a shocking expose of the dark side of American democracy.
US intervention in the affairs of Panama dates back to 1902, when the Colombian government rejected a US offer for construction of a transisthmian passageway in Panama. As a result, Panama, with US military backing, revolted against the Colombian government, resulting in Panama's separation from
Colombia in 1903. Within a month Panamanian officials accepted an agreement that created a canal zone under the sovereign control of the US government "in perpetuity," and the Panama Ca...