Media Burn Archive – The Panama Deception
In their Oscar-winning documentary, director Barbara Trent and writer/editor David to America's turn-of-the-century takeover of the Panama Canal--and volatile Not Rated; Studio: Docurama; DVD Release Date: September 25, ; Run. Five shorts spanning a century on lives impacted by the Panama Canal. INVASION is a documentary about the collective memory of a country. The invasion of. See more ideas about Panama canal, Costa rica travel and Central america. Canal de Panamá Panama Canal, Panama City Panama, América Central, Central .. Megaconstrucciones: El nuevo Canal de Panama (Documental completo en esp. .. Published by UWI Press, Mona, Jamaica, its release date is September.
The strategy, it was applied in Panama, applied in Nicaragua, applied to every government who disagreed with U. S supported candidates are beaten in the streets.
These bloody images are shown on the U. S support, members of the Panamanian military try to overthrow Noriega, the attempt fails and Bush denies and U. S troops are flown in. S troops were very frequent. One of their intents in my opinion, was to create an international incident.
To have the troops just hassle the Panamanians until an incident resulted, and from that incident the U. S could then say that they were entering Panama for the protection of American life, which was exactly what happened. S marine is killed. Four days later, U.
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S troops invade Panama. He, and another woman whose name is protected, say that U. S troops began systematically burning buildings, to prevent Panamanian soldiers from having places to hide.
A representative from the Pentagon denies these claims. The stealth helicopter, apache helicopter, and laser guided missiles…as well as experimental and unknown weaponry. We saw whole families crushed in their cars by the tanks. S troops, the Pentagon representative again denies that these reports are true.
Saying he witnessed the execution of 8 Panamanian soldiers. A Panamanian photographer describes he was forced to expose film after he took photos of dead bodies in the street. A Spanish photographer is shot by soldiers. Panamanian stations and newspapers are occupied and shut down by the U. A woman is told she cannot go back and look for her children. S supported regime are arrested or taken in detention centers.
Different organizations are ransacked and shut down. Balbina Herrera, a member of the national assembly, described how her house was searched 26 times by U. As just one example, it took nearly a decade to get the prices for antiretroviral treatments for HIV down. In contrast, thanks to teamwork and collaboration, prices for the new drugs that cure hepatitis C plummeted within two years.
This is the culture of evidence-based learning that improves efficiency, gives health efforts their remarkable resilience, and keeps us irrepressibly optimistic.
We falter sometimes, but we never give up. Excellencies, ladies, and gentlemen, As I speak to you, the political and economic outlook is much less optimistic than it was when I took office in That was before the financial crisis changed the economic outlook from prosperity to austerity almost overnight, with effects on economies and health budgets that are still being felt. That was before the alarming frequency of attacks on health facilities and aid convoys made a mockery of international humanitarian law.
We condemn all these attacks on health care facilities and workers. According to reports consolidated by WHO, more than attacks on health care facilities occurred in in 20 countries, with the majority documented in the Syrian Arab Republic.
We are also seeing how a world full of threats can toss out deadly combinations, like the dual threats from drought and armed conflict that have brought famine to parts of Africa and the Middle East on a scale never experienced since the United Nations was founded in The world was fortunate that the influenza pandemic was so mild.
The world is fortunate that the new viruses that emerged to cause MERS in and human cases of H7N9 avian influenza in are not yet spreading easily from person to person.
But they have the potential to do so and we dare not let down our guard. The world was less fortunate with Zika, an outbreak that WHO continues to monitor closely. The world was not at all fortunate with the Ebola outbreak that utterly devastated the populations of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. WHO was too slow to recognize that the virus, during its first appearance in West Africa, would behave very differently than during past outbreaks in central Africa, where the virus was rare but familiar and containment measures were well-rehearsed.
But WHO made quick course corrections, brought the three outbreaks under control, and gave the world its first Ebola vaccine that confers substantial protection. This happened on my watch, and I am personally accountable. I saw it as my duty, as your Director-General, to do everything possible to ensure that a tragedy on this scale will not happen again.
History will judge whether the new emergencies program has given the world a stronger level of protection.
Ultimately, health systems with International Health Regulations core capacities must be strengthened in your countries to detect unexplained deaths much earlier. This is critical for improving global health security to protect our common vulnerability. In its last outbreak, which coincided with the West Africa outbreak, DRC interrupted transmission within six weeks. Despite enormous logistical challenges, discussions engaging DRC continue about possible use of the new vaccine to augment the response.
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa had a number of spillover effects which can be judged more immediately. By setting up collaborative models, standardized protocols for clinical trials, and pathways for accelerated regulatory approval in advance, the blueprint cut the time needed to develop and manufacture candidate products from years to months.
The Coalition is building a new system to develop affordable vaccines for priority pathogens, identified by WHO, as a head-start for responding to the next inevitable outbreak. The world is better prepared but not nearly well enough. The chronology of the HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria epidemics shows direct links between WHO changes in technical strategies and turning points in the disease situation. WHO also made scientific breakthroughs more democratic by translating findings into a public health approach that works everywhere, even in extremely resource-constrained settings.
Relevance is readily apparent when WHO endorses a new medical product, and partners find ways to fund it, or issues a position paper on a new vaccine. Many national immunization programs will not introduce a new vaccine until WHO has issued its formal seal of approval. Such approval triggers actions by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to scale up access dramatically.
The prequalification program is now firmly established as a mechanism for ensuring that the quality, safety, and efficacy of low-cost generic products match those of originator products. For example, by the end ofWHO had prequalified more than finished pharmaceutical products for treating HIV-related conditions. This stretches the impact of funding agencies, like the Global Fund, in significant ways. Participants assessed, and celebrated, ten years of record-breaking progress that promises to eliminate many of these ancient diseases in the very near future.
This is one of the most effective global partnerships, also with industry, in the modern history of public health. The people being protected are among the poorest in the world. But judging from the massive amount of media coverage, which included entry into the Guinness World Records for the most medication donated, this was a success story that the world was hungry to hear.
Less visible relevance comes from the way WHO has built a safety net that encircles the globe in the form of thousands of laboratories specialized in the surveillance and diagnosis of priority pathogens, hundreds of collaborating centres, and a vast network of scientific boards and strategic advisory groups.
I thank the scientific institutions in your countries for contributing to the work of WHO. No other health agency has this degree of technical expertise ready-to-hand. Excellencies, The resolutions you adopt also shape the health situation, especially by raising the profile of neglected problems. For example, the comprehensive mental health action plan, adopted indefinitively took mental health out of the shadows and into the spotlight.
Likewise, beginning inviral hepatitis appeared as a stand-alone agenda item at three sessions of the World Health Assembly, contributing greatly to the international priority now given to this disease. But the strongest call for action comes from high-level political commitment. This happened inwhen the United Nations General Assembly adopted a political declaration on noncommunicable diseases and again inwhen a political declaration gave full attention to antimicrobial resistance.
Both political declarations responded to a crisis in ways that triggered broad-based urgent action to find solutions. Excellencies, ladies, and gentlemen, I regard the World Health Report, on Health systems financing: It launched what is now a movement towards universal health coverage and inspired the UN General Assembly resolution that paved the way for inclusion of UHC in the Sustainable Development Goals.
Our actions under the Agenda for Sustainable Development must be guided by the 5 Ps: The recommendations that I most want to see implemented are those made by the Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity.