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Venezuelan, Cuban youth ready to lash out at their governments during youth summit in Panama

The Young Americas Forum, which takes place during the Summit of the Americas in Panama this week, is officially focused on entrepreneurship and economic opportunities for Latin America's youth. But Venezuelan and Cuban youth opposition leaders have a separate agenda.

Costa Rica President set to meet with Obama at Summit of the Americas

Solís said he would make a case to Obama for including Costa Rica in the proposed $1 billion aid package designed for the Northern Triangle countries: El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala.

UPDATE: Panama City bus drivers end strike ahead of Americas Summit

PANAMA CITY – Bus drivers in Panama City began an indefinite strike Monday, unleashing transit chaos as the capital prepared to host the 2015 Summit of the Americas.

Cuban dissident held briefly in Panama ahead of summit

Rosa María Payá was released after being held for several hours.

Cuba, Venezuela likely to overshadow Central American issues at Panama summit

Issues crucial to Central America – ranging from immigration and climate change to violent crime and the region’s growing need for electricity – will also be on the agenda for the VII Summit of the Americas, to be held Apr. 10-11 in Panama City.

US President Obama and Cuba’s Castro to ‘interact’ at Americas summit, says US official

In separate remarks, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf expressed skepticism that the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations may lead to the opening of embassies in Havana and Washington before next week's summit.
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