In a farewell video, the U.S. ambassador to Panama, John Feeley, filmed a scene at a tin-roofed barbershop that sits in a graffiti-tagged neighborhood here under a clattering elevated highway.
Feeley, 56, seen in an image from one of his videos, left Panama on March 9, 2018, after serving for almost three decades as a diplomat. (U.S. Embassy in Panama)
This was Feeley’s barbershop, a place he visited regularly despite his Panamanian driver’s insisting he should not.
“I’ve been coming here for months,” Feeley said in another video last year. “I’m very loyal.”
But now, Feeley is leaving Latin America and the State Department after quitting in protest two months ago.
He has posted the last of a series of videos exhibiting the goofy, extroverted demeanor that gained him a