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Justin Bieber Relaxes in Panama Following DUI, Drag Racing Arrest

Justin Bieber Relaxes in Panama Following DUI, Drag Racing Arrest

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber hit the beaches on Panama's Pacific coast ahead of his appearance before a judge in the United States this week. continue reading »

Panama Canal Authority Says Dispute Could End Soon

Panama Canal Authority Says Dispute Could End Soon

The Panama Canal Authority, or ACP, said Tuesday that it has presented a "proposal that could be a long-term solution" to the conflict that threatens to shut down at any moment the work of expanding the interocean waterway, though he gave no details. continue reading »

Panama Authority Reveals It’s Spoken with Other Contractors During Dispute

Panama Authority Reveals It’s Spoken with Other Contractors During Dispute

The Panama Canal Authority, or ACP, confirmed Thursday that it has held talks with other potential contractors as it prepares for the possible Monday suspension of work on an expansion project, although it said it still hopes to resolve a financial dispute with the consortium building a third set of locks for the waterway. continue reading »

Massive Sweep of Airport Police in Honduras, Suspected of Working with Narcos

Massive Sweep of Airport Police in Honduras, Suspected of Working with Narcos

Honduras so far has suspended 32 people, including 25 police officers and two anti-narcotics officers, assigned to Tegucigalpa's Toncontin airport, through which three Honduran men smuggled almost $7.2 million in cash, funds that were seized on the weekend in Panama, officials said Tuesday. continue reading »

Spanish Firm Remains Optimistic That Canal Solution Can Be Found

Spanish Firm Remains Optimistic That Canal Solution Can Be Found

Spanish construction giant Sacyr, which leads a consortium building a third set of locks for the Panama Canal, expressed optimism that a financing solution can be reached in talks with the waterway's administrators to keep the expansion project going. continue reading »

President Martinelli Says Panama, Canal Contractors Still Talking

President Martinelli Says Panama, Canal Contractors Still Talking

Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli said Friday the canal authority and the consortium building a third set of locks for the waterway were still trying to resolve a dispute that threatens to bring the project to a halt. continue reading »

Panama, Canal Contractors No Closer to Resolving Dispute

Panama, Canal Contractors No Closer to Resolving Dispute

Both the GUPC consortium building a third set of locks for the Panama Canal and the waterway's administrators dug in their heels Thursday in a dispute that threatens to delay completion of a $5.25 billion expansion project. continue reading »

Contractors Working on Panama Canal Seek $400 Million Advance

Contractors Working on Panama Canal Seek $400 Million Advance

The Spanish-led consortium working on the $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal proposed to the waterway administration that it provide it with an advance of $400 million to avoid a suspension of work this month. continue reading »

Canal Contractors Reach Preliminary Accord with Panama

Canal Contractors Reach Preliminary Accord with Panama

The Panama Canal Authority and the Spanish-led consortium working on the $5.25 billion expansion of the Central American nation's inter-oceanic waterway agreed Monday on a framework for talks to avert an interruption of the project. continue reading »

Expansion of Panama Canal Continues to Face Challenges

Expansion of Panama Canal Continues to Face Challenges

Panama Canal Authority administrator Jorge Quijano said in an interview published in the Spanish press Sunday that those in charge of the $5.25 billion expansion of the Central American nation's inter-oceanic waterway are "prepared to be a little aggressive" and added that the project will be completed "as soon as possible." continue reading »

Firms Must Complete Canal Expansion, Says Panamanian President

Firms Must Complete Canal Expansion, Says Panamanian President

Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli on Thursday demanded that the consortium working on the $5.25 billion expansion of the Central American nation's inter-oceanic waterway complete the project for the amount the parties originally agreed. continue reading »

Spanish Firms Threaten to Halt Work on Panama Canal Expansion

Spanish Firms Threaten to Halt Work on Panama Canal Expansion

The Spanish-led consortium building a third set of locks for the Panama Canal announced Wednesday that it will halt work due to the impossibility of completing the project for the amount specified in the original contract. continue reading »

Top Most Colorful High Rises in Latin America & Spain

Top Most Colorful High Rises in Latin America & Spain

Recently, a German building statistics company released a list of the world's most colorful high-rises. Emporis searched across the globe for buildings whose hues strayed from the typical gray. continue reading »

Narco Juan Juarez Orosco Extradited from Panama, Moved Eight Tons of Coke Monthly

Narco Juan Juarez Orosco Extradited from Panama, Moved Eight Tons of Coke Monthly

Mexican narco Juan Juarez Orosco ‘El Abuelo’ has been extradited from Panama to the U.S. on charges of trafficking tons of cocaine from Central America to Mexico so cartels could distribute to the U.S. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Panama on Your 110th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Panama on Your 110th Year of Independence

Today, all of Panama is celebrating and rejoicing its 110-year old independence when it separated from Colombia and had earlier in its history broke away from Spain. continue reading »