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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 »

U.S. National Soccer Team Wins  5th Gold Cup with Win over Panama

U.S. National Soccer Team Wins 5th Gold Cup with Win over Panama

The U.S. national soccer team claimed its fifth Concacaf Gold Cup after beating Panama 1-0 in front of some 50,000 spectators at Chicago's Soldier Field. continue reading »

Panama Looks to Entice Experts, Middle Managers in Spain

Panama Looks to Entice Experts, Middle Managers in Spain

Panama needs experts in different sectors and middle managers and so it has changed its immigration policy to facilitate the entry of Spanish citizens, the Central American nation's foreign minister said here on Thursday. continue reading »

North Korean Ship Carrying Weapons Held in Panama Awaiting U.N. Inspection

North Korean Ship Carrying Weapons Held in Panama Awaiting U.N. Inspection

Panama said Wednesday that it will place the task of evaluating the undeclared weaponry found in a North Korean cargo ship, which Cuba admitted belonged to it but said was "obsolete," in the hands of the U.N. Security Council. continue reading »

Panama Stops North Korea Ship Carrying Weapons, Missiles from Cuba

Panama Stops North Korea Ship Carrying Weapons, Missiles from Cuba

Authorities have impounded a North Korea-flagged ship found to be carrying weapons, Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli said. continue reading »

Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

As healthcare costs continue to rise in the United States, many are looking to Latin America as a major medical tourism destination. continue reading »

Panama Looks to Bank $2.5 Billion From Tourism

Panama Looks to Bank $2.5 Billion From Tourism

Tourism is expected to generate more than $2.5 billion for the Panamanian economy in 2013, the Panama Tourism Authority, or ATP, said. "The revenues from tourism during 2013 are going to be above $2.5 billion. In tourist visits, I think we're (at) 875,000 tourists, up to now, and estimates are that 2013 will close on the order of 2.2 million," ATP administrator Salomon Shamah said at a press conference. continue reading »

Drug Sting at Panama International Airport Nets Lots of Coke and Cash

Drug Sting at Panama International Airport Nets Lots of Coke and Cash

Panamanian police seized eight grills containing an as yet undetermined amount of cocaine and almost three quarters of a million dollars in cash and arrested four Colombians and a Panamanian in an antidrug operation carried out on the weekend at the Tocumen International Airport, an official said. continue reading »

REPORT:  Check Out Which Latin American Countries Least “Gay Friendly”

REPORT:  Check Out Which Latin American Countries Least “Gay Friendly”

Spartacus International Gay Travel Index has come out with its listing of least ‘gay-friendly’ countries to travel to and several Latin American countries are at the top of that list. continue reading »

First Lady of Panama’s Security Detail Arrested on Narco Charges

First Lady of Panama’s Security Detail Arrested on Narco Charges

A member of the security team for Panamanian first lady Marta Linares de Martinelli was arrested by the National Police during an anti-drug operation, officials said. continue reading »

20 Million Year-Old Fossilized Remains of Monkey Discovered in Panama

20 Million Year-Old Fossilized Remains of Monkey Discovered in Panama

The fossilized remains of the "most ancient" long-tailed monkey of the Americas, dating back some 20 million years, is the latest discovery to be announced by of a group of scientists who spent several years analyzing land being excavated to enlarge the Panama Canal. continue reading »

Panama Authorities Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine

Panama Authorities Seize 1.5 Tons of Cocaine

Panama's Senan aero-naval force seized 1.5 tons of cocaine and arrested four Colombians in an operation carried out in the Caribbean Sea 12 nautical miles from El Porvenir, authorities said Monday. continue reading »

Princess Elena of Spain Attends Children’s Center Opening in Panama

Princess Elena of Spain Attends Children’s Center Opening in Panama

Spain's Princess Elena on Tuesday attended the opening of a center for at-risk children in this capital, a project supported by the Mapfre Foundation and the office of Panamanian first lady Marta Linares. continue reading »

Edgar Ramirez Joins Robert de Niro on Pic About Boxer Roberto Duran

Edgar Ramirez Joins Robert de Niro on Pic About Boxer Roberto Duran

The movie about Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Duran, “Hands of Stone” has just added Edgar Ramirez who will join the cast of Robert de Niro and Usher. continue reading »

Toxic Smoke Lingering Over Panama City, Panama

Toxic Smoke Lingering Over Panama City, Panama

A cloud of toxic smoke on Wednesday covered part of the Panamanian capital as a fire burned in the city's largest trash dump. Activities in Panama City were continuing normally with the exception that some schools near the site of the fire suspended classes for the day. continue reading »