Plastic bottles recycled into eco-village in the jungle of Bocas del Toro
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Plastic bottles recycled into eco-village in the jungle of Bocas del Toro

Kristel Segeren - December 7, 2016

ISLA COLÓN, Panama – It’s about 35 °C and the sun shines vigorously on Isla Colón, the main island of Bocas del Toro, Panama. Not the best…

Costa Rica, Panama ask neighbors to help with stranded migrants
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica, Panama ask neighbors to help with stranded migrants

L. Arias - October 7, 2016

The presidents of Panama and Costa Rica, Juan Carlos Varela and Luis Guillermo Solís, called on Latin American countries to host irregular migrants currently stranded in camps…

Costa Rica frets as Panama allows migrants to cross border
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Costa Rica frets as Panama allows migrants to cross border

AFP - August 11, 2016

SAN JOSÉ -- Costa Rica expressed "concern" Wednesday about neighboring Panama's decision to allow migrants to cross their common border, as it struggles with thousands of migrants…

Cuban migrants in Colombia await deportation
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Cuban migrants in Colombia await deportation

Raúl Arboleda | AFP - August 4, 2016

TURBO, Colombia — Hundreds of Cubans stranded in northwest Colombia have been left facing deportation after the government adopted emergency measures against illegal migration following a massive U.S.-bound influx.…

Newly expanded Panama Canal opens for bigger business
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Newly expanded Panama Canal opens for bigger business

Marc Burleigh | AFP - June 25, 2016

PANAMA CITY — Panama is preparing to officially open its canal this weekend to far bigger cargo ships after nearly a decade of expansion work aimed at…

Panama to send 3,800 US-bound Cubans to Mexico
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Cuban migrants
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Panama to send 3,800 US-bound Cubans to Mexico

AFP - May 9, 2016

PANAMA CITY — Panama has reached a deal to transfer nearly 4,000 U.S.-bound Cubans stranded on its territory to Mexico, an official said on Sunday, but added…

African, Cuban migrant children in limbo at Panama-Costa Rica border
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African, Cuban migrant children in limbo at Panama-Costa Rica border

Álvaro Sánchez - April 15, 2016

PASO CANOAS, Puntarenas -- At just 7 years old, Tiba has now been on a trying journey through unknown lands for 48 days, along with her sister…

Cuban migrants storm Costa Rica-Panama border demanding to pass
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Costa Rica
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Cuban migrants storm Costa Rica-Panama border demanding to pass

Zach Dyer - April 13, 2016

More than 1,000 mostly Cuban migrants blocked traffic and forcibly crossed the border into Costa Rica Wednesday morning, demanding that Costa Rica and Nicaragua let them pass through…

Iceland premier resigns in Panama Papers scandal
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Iceland premier resigns in Panama Papers scandal

David Williams | AFP - April 5, 2016

REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- Iceland's prime minister resigned Tuesday, becoming the first political victim of a mushrooming worldwide scandal over hidden offshore financial dealings exposed in the so-called Panama…

Football: Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal
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Football: Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal

AFP - April 4, 2016

BARCELONA, Spain -- The family of Lionel Messi denied Monday that he was involved in tax evasion after the Barcelona star emerged as one of many personalities accused…

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