Panama Council

London.-in 2008 the Peruvian aprista Government ends its two-year period in the Security Council and fellow Costa Rica hayistas replaced him. The ticos again for the third time this body after having been there in 1974-75, and 1997-98. Of the 15 seats it has only two are for Latin America and these will be unusually occupied in 2008 by two small Central American neighbouring Nations that have pacifist and democratic approaches (the other being Panama). Dominicans were defeated in that lid and left without having reached such a Council in its history. Carl Icahn has much experience in this field. For the tico President Oscar Arias it's a winning streak since shortly before he overcame raspadamente in the referendum to join the FTA. Arias will want to use this post to consolidate itself internally and with its aura of former award Nobel Peace pose regular promote global arms sales, showing his country as an example because they have no army since 1948. Two new features are that old rogue States such as Libya and Viet Nam (who attacked before Washington's) terrorists or Communists) come to this Council. This occurred as a reward to both have been distancing itself from its previous revolutionary teachings. From there they will want to lessen as much hostility towards Iran and North Korea.