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Desperation and violence in Panama migrant camp
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Desperation and violence in Panama migrant camp

Iván PISARENKO with Juan José RODRÍGUEZ in Panama City / AFP - August 12, 2020

Desperation is palpable in La Penita, an indigenous community in the Panamanian jungle province of Darien where 1,500 migrants have been blocked by the coronavirus pandemic from…

Pandemic triggers tension in crowded migrant camps in Panama
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Pandemic triggers tension in crowded migrant camps in Panama

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - August 5, 2020

"We are migrants, not slaves," says Renick Miseney. Miseney, 37, is one of hundreds of Haitians who — unable to continue the journey north due to the…

Relatives in Panama still seek justice for 1994 terror attack
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Relatives in Panama still seek justice for 1994 terror attack

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - July 22, 2020

Abigail Benzadon remembers perfectly the day 26 years ago when her husband Moshe Pardo left home to catch a flight to Panama City. He hadn't planned on…

Panama returns to strict quarantine after spike in coronavirus cases
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Panama returns to strict quarantine after spike in coronavirus cases

AFP - June 7, 2020

The Panamanian government announced the return of a quarantine by gender in the capital and in an adjoining province after COVID-19 cases spiked only a week after…

Panamanians protest over lifting of quarantine
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Panamanians protest over lifting of quarantine

AFP - June 4, 2020

Trade unions took to the streets of Panama City on Tuesday in protest at the government's decision to reopen the country's economy, claiming it will lead to…

Panama seeks to bring migrants stranded by COVID-19 to Costa Rica
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Panama seeks to bring migrants stranded by COVID-19 to Costa Rica

AFP - June 1, 2020

Panama intends to transport some 1,900 migrants, who have been stranded in that country due to COVID-19 after crossing the inhospitable Darien jungle, closer to the border…

Migrants traveling to U.S., stranded in the Panamanian jungle, now face COVID-19
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Migrants traveling to U.S., stranded in the Panamanian jungle, now face COVID-19

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - April 20, 2020

More than 1,500 undocumented migrants who were on their way to the United States are stranded due to the coronavirus pandemic in a jungle area of ​​Panama,…

Avianca suspending all international flights until May
Central America
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Central America
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Avianca suspending all international flights until May

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 20, 2020

Friday morning, Avianca announced it is suspending all international flights until April 30 in response to the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. "Today we have to…

Panama suspending all international flights; Hyatt Andaz Costa Rica Resort to close temporarily
Central America
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Central America
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Panama suspending all international flights; Hyatt Andaz Costa Rica Resort to close temporarily

AFP and The Tico Times - March 19, 2020

Panama, which has the busiest airport in Central America, announced on Thursday the suspension of all international passenger flights starting next week to contain the growing spread…

Panama restricts the entry of foreigners to the country
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Panama restricts the entry of foreigners to the country

AFP and The Tico Times - March 16, 2020

The Government of Panama will prohibit, starting Monday, March 16, the entry of foreigners who do not have a residency in the country. "As of March 16…