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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 »

Panama Investigating Officers Involved in Death of 2-Year-Old Caught in Crossfire

Panama Investigating Officers Involved in Death of 2-Year-Old Caught in Crossfire

Panama's National Police said Thursday that three of its officers are under investigation for a shooting incident that left a 2-year-old boy dead and a teenage girl badly wounded. continue reading »

Ibero-American Summit to Become Biennial Meeting

Ibero-American Summit to Become Biennial Meeting

The Ibero-American heads of state and government gave the go-ahead to reforming their until-now annual summits, which starting in 2014 will be held every two years, and the restructuring of their coordinating committee, the Ibero-American General Secretariat, or SEGIB. continue reading »

LatAm Leaders Wrap Up Ibero-American Summit

LatAm Leaders Wrap Up Ibero-American Summit

The 23rd Ibero-American Summit will conclude here on Saturday, an event marked by the notable absence of more than half of the Latin American presidents and of Spain's head of state, King Juan Carlos, who is recovering from a hip operation. continue reading »

Many Latin American Leaders Noticeably Absent from Ibero-American Summit

Many Latin American Leaders Noticeably Absent from Ibero-American Summit

The 23rd Ibero-American Summit began Friday with the aim of adapting the summit mechanism to a new global context amid the notable absence of nearly a dozen heads of state. continue reading »

Panama Prepares to Host Ibero-American Summit

Panama Prepares to Host Ibero-American Summit

Panama is ready to welcome the leaders of Latin America, Spain and Portugal for the 23rd Ibero-American Summit, where the member governments are set to embrace a switch from an annual to a biennial schedule. continue reading »

Top 5 Ways New York Paid Tribute to NY Yankee Mariano Rivera

Top 5 Ways New York Paid Tribute to NY Yankee Mariano Rivera

Following 19 seasons in the Major Leagues with the New York Yankees, the thirteen time All-Star player Mariano Rivera has retired. Serving as the Yankees' closer for seventeen seasons, is the current record holder for the all-time most saves. continue reading »

New Coral Species Discovered in Panama

New Coral Species Discovered in Panama

A new species of coral has been discovered growing in the depths of the sea near Coiba Island in the Panamanian Pacific, the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, or STRI, said. continue reading »

Panama Will be Home to Central America’s First Subway

Panama Will be Home to Central America’s First Subway

Panama is getting ready to debut Central America’s first subway system in the capital city of Panama City. President Ricardo Martinelli and several members of his cabinet recently went for a ride in preparation of an official launch at the end of 2013. continue reading »

Report: Mexican Narcos Including Los Zetas Operating in Panama

Report: Mexican Narcos Including Los Zetas Operating in Panama

At least four Mexican drug trafficking organizations are operating in Panama and have been linked to murders, the La Prensa newspaper reported Monday, citing intelligence reports. continue reading »