By Marcelo Contreras
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Commander Juan López Lermanda opens the envelope on the high seas and reads the brief order from the government of President Domingo Santa María. In a few words, he trusts his criteria to operate in Panama, a territory belonging to Colombia with separatist ambitions. Officially he must protect the interests of Chilean residents, but the real mission is to prevent the United States from taking advantage of the revolt to establish its hegemony in the area. For the task, López Lermanda has the best technology of the moment at the . . .