I usually avoid discussing politics and religion. But I have to comment on this latest political free trade treaty between the US and Panama. I guess mostly I have a question: WHAT BENEFIT DOES PANAMA GET OUT OF THIS TREATY?
I’ve asked a lot of people; ExPat and Panamanian. No has given me an answer.
NAFTA killed the small farming industry in Mexico and I suspect the same will happen here in Panama.
Be prepared for the giant US agribusinesses to start dumping all their genetically engineered, hormone enhanced, steroidal beef, pork and chicken plus other farm products into the mainstream of the Panamanian food cycle. This can’t be good for Panama. Where’s the upside? A less expensive D-9 Cat or a deluxe Amana appliance?
Please, somebody explain because I’m bewildered. It appears to me that it’s a one way treaty. What can Panama sell to the US? Tropical fruits and vegetables? Coffee? Raspadura?
I don’t get it…someone please explain.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Sunday, October 2, 2011
TWO BOOK COVERS -- SAME NOVEL
My latest novel, MURDER IN PANAMA, was uploaded to Amazon.com, Kindle store, yesterday. This is my eighth novel – 66,000 words. It’s the first of the Jimmy Hart series I’ve created. Second in the series, REVOLUTION OF FOOLS is outlined and in the creative first writing stage. Depending on reader feedback, I expect at least three novels featuring Jimmy Hart and his cohorts to be published by the end of 2012. However, I like writing westerns as well. I may slip in another western novel or screenplay. In the background of all my fiction writing I have started a HOW TO essay on my experiences concerning my heart attack. It will include photos of canning techniques, food preparation, tips on Ozone therapy, exercise regimes, and of course sources for more information concerning all of the subjects covered in the essay. I expect to post it on a stand-alone blog and have it available any and all interest parties at no charge.