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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 »

Pablo Escobar Film to be Shot in Panama, Benicio del Toro is Drug Lord

Pablo Escobar Film to be Shot in Panama, Benicio del Toro is Drug Lord

"Paradise Lost," a romance-thriller involving the niece of late Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, to be played by Puerto Rican actor Benicio del Toro, will be shot in Panama, an official so continue reading »

Yankees Pitcher Mariano Rivera Says 2013 Will Be Last Season

Yankees Pitcher Mariano Rivera Says 2013 Will Be Last Season

New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, widely considered the greatest relief pitcher of all time, said Saturday that he will call it a career at the end of the 2013 season. continue reading »

Cafe Tacvba Set to Rock Music Festival in Panama

Cafe Tacvba Set to Rock Music Festival in Panama

Mexican rockers Cafe Tacvba will be on hand for the 4th Green Festival of Musical Culture on Feb. 23 in Ciudad del Saber on the banks of the Panama Canal. continue reading »

Colombian Drug Lord Arrested in Panama

Colombian Drug Lord Arrested in Panama

A man suspected of being the leader of Colombia's Oficina de Envigado gang was arrested over the weekend by the National Police in Panama, officials said. continue reading »

Women Arrested in Panama for Stashing $31,000 in Cash Inside Her Stomach

Women Arrested in Panama for Stashing $31,000 in Cash Inside Her Stomach

An unidentified Guatemalan woman has been arrested in Panama for attempting to smuggle unclaimed money inside her stomach. continue reading »

Panama, Honduras Arrest Colombian Drug Kingpins

Panama, Honduras Arrest Colombian Drug Kingpins

Two drug kingpins operating from the Colombian island of San Andres were captured in Honduras and Panama, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday. continue reading »

Archaeologists Find 4,000 Yr-Old Shaman Stones in Panama

Archaeologists Find 4,000 Yr-Old Shaman Stones in Panama

Archaeologists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama have discovered a cluster of 12 unusual stones in the back of a small, prehistoric rock-shelter near the town of Boquete continue reading »

Spanish Prime Minister to Visit Peru, Chile, Algeria, Panama in 2013

Spanish Prime Minister to Visit Peru, Chile, Algeria, Panama in 2013

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy plans to visit Chile, Peru, Panama and Algeria during 2013, and his agenda of international travels also includes a meeting at the White House with U.S. President Barack Obama. continue reading »

Survey: Latin Americans Are Most Positive People in the World

Survey: Latin Americans Are Most Positive People in the World

Latin Americans are the most positive people in the world, with their region being home to eight of the top 10 countries for positive emotions worldwide. Residents in Panama and Paraguay are the most likely to report experiencing positive emotions. continue reading »