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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 »

Happiest Latin American Countries

Happiest Latin American Countries

Recently, the World Happiness Report was released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Using data acquired by the Gallup World Poll, 150 countries were ranked by happiness. Five Latin American countries were named in the top 25. continue reading »

Remains Thought to Be U.S. Citizen who Went Missing in 2011 Being Analyzed in Panama

Remains Thought to Be U.S. Citizen who Went Missing in 2011 Being Analyzed in Panama

Panamanian authorities reported Wednesday that they are analyzing the remains found in a grave in the northwestern province of Bocas del Toro which are suspected to be those of a U.S. woman who disappeared there in 2011. continue reading »

Lock Gates for Canal Expansion Arrive in Panama

Lock Gates for Canal Expansion Arrive in Panama

The first four lock gates for the Panama Canal expansion project arrived at the Atlantic entrance of the interoceanic waterway, where they are to be unloaded in the coming days, authorities said. continue reading »

Researchers Have Success in Breeding Panamanian Golden Frog in Captivity

Researchers Have Success in Breeding Panamanian Golden Frog in Captivity

Determined scientific efforts to preserve the tiny Panamanian golden frog from extinction due to the spread of a deadly fungus have begun to pay off with its successful reproduction in captivity. continue reading »

Panama to Take in 19 Cuban Immigrants  Detained and Poorly Treated in Bahamas

Panama to Take in 19 Cuban Immigrants Detained and Poorly Treated in Bahamas

The Panamanian government "will grant territorial asylum for humanitarian reasons" to 19 Cubans who are being detained in The Bahamas, the Foreign Ministry said Sunday. continue reading »

Penonome Wind Farm Now Being Built in Panama

Penonome Wind Farm Now Being Built in Panama

Workers have started assembling the Penonome wind farm, the first alternative energy facility of its kind in Panama and the largest in Central America with more than 100 towers. continue reading »

Panama to Aid Students Stranded in Cuba

Panama to Aid Students Stranded in Cuba

Panama's government will repatriate 99 Panamanian students who lack the funds to return from Cuba after completing university studies on the Communist-ruled island, the foreign minister said Friday. continue reading »