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Panama Being Urged to Find Peaceful Solution to Escalating Tensions with Indigenous People

Panama Being Urged to Find Peaceful Solution to Escalating Tensions with Indigenous People

An independent United Nations expert on indigenous rights called today on the Government of Panama and the country’s indigenous groups to establish a dialogue process to stop the recent tensions and violence from escalating after recent protests. continue reading »

Former Panamanian Dictator Gen. Noriega May Have Suffered a Stroke

Former Panamanian Dictator Gen. Noriega May Have Suffered a Stroke

Former dictator Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, who has been in prison in Panama since last December, was transferred on Sunday to a hospital in this capital with a diagnosis of continue reading »

Colombian Spy Chief Currently in Panama Will Not be Extradited

Colombian Spy Chief Currently in Panama Will Not be Extradited

Panama rejected on Friday a request from Colombia to extradite former spy chief Maria del Pilar Hurtado, who faces charges in Bogota over an illegal wiretapping scandal. continue reading »

California Business Extradited from Panama in Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Case

California Business Extradited from Panama in Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Case

Joseph Randall Medcalf, 55, was deported over the weekend by Panama to the United States after being arrested late last week in Panama continue reading »

Charges in Panamanian Drug Ring that Hid Coke and Heroin in Hair Weaves and Wigs

Charges in Panamanian Drug Ring that Hid Coke and Heroin in Hair Weaves and Wigs

Twelve individuals from the Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland – and the country of Panama – have been charged in a 20-count indictment alleging international drug trafficking. continue reading »

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

Yesterday, Latin American iTunes Store users could only download apps for their Apple devices; today, they can purchase music, movies, TV shows and more! At midnight this morning, the iTune continue reading »

Manuel Noriega Arrives in Panama, Starts 60 Year Prison Sentence

Manuel Noriega Arrives in Panama, Starts 60 Year Prison Sentence

Former strongman Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, who was extradited from France, has started serving more than 60 years in prison in Panama, with officials assigning him continue reading »

Panama Awaits Former Dictator Manual Noriega’s Return, Some Twenty Years Later

Panama Awaits Former Dictator Manual Noriega’s Return, Some Twenty Years Later

Panama is awaiting the arrival Sunday of former strongman Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, who was extradited from France and will be taken immediately to prison to serve the sentences handed down to him on various convictions. continue reading »

Panama Canal Earns Record $1 Billion this Fiscal Year

Panama Will be One of Fastest Growing Country Says IMF

Infamous Kennedy Airport Killer Deported to Panama, Served 34 Years in U.S. Prison

Infamous Kennedy Airport Killer Deported to Panama, Served 34 Years in U.S. Prison

A former lawful permanent resident, who was once an enlisted member of the U.S. Navy, was deported Wednesday to Panama. He had killed two people during a 1977 hostage continue reading »

Panama Surpasses Costa Rica in Tourism Growth

Ship Remains off Panama Coast Could be Those of Sir Francis Drake

Ship Remains off Panama Coast Could be Those of Sir Francis Drake

Ship wrecks recently discovered off the coast of Panama could possibly be the remains of the ship of Sir Francis Drake. Divers have gone below to check out two wrecks resting on the ocean floor of continue reading »

Pastport: Panama Follows Actress/Singer Tatyana Ali on an Emotional Journey

Pastport: Panama Follows Actress/Singer Tatyana Ali on an Emotional Journey

Tatyana grew up in a household that spoke Spanish and fully embraced Panamanian culture, often indulging in the country's food, music, and dance. However, Tatyana knew continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Panama on Your 108th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Panama on Your 108th Year of Independence

Today, all of Panama is celebrating and rejoicing its 108-year old independence when it separated from Colombia and had earlier in its history broke away from Spain. continue reading »