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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83
Central America
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Central America
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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

AFP - May 30, 2017

PANAMA CITY - Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno, who was ousted from power by U.S. soldiers in 1989 and spent years in prison for drug trafficking…

Finance Ministry investigation finds 120 companies, corporations linked to Panama Papers
Corruption
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Corruption
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Finance Ministry investigation finds 120 companies, corporations linked to Panama Papers

L. Arias - March 22, 2017

Finance Ministry officials disclosed results of the first part of an investigation that found 120 Costa Rican companies and corporations linked to cases in the so-called Panama Papers.…

Plastic bottles recycled into eco-village in the jungle of Bocas del Toro
Environment
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Environment
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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
Costa Rica
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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
Colombia
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Colombia
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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
Colombia
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Colombia
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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
Business
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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
Cuban migrants
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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
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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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
Costa Rica
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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…

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