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Facebook wants to increase free Internet access in Latin America

PANAMA CITY, Panama — Facebook was at the VII Summit of the Americas this week looking for partners to increase free Internet access in Latin America, a region where more than 50 percent of the population does not have access to the web.

Castro, Obama hold historic meeting, agree to foster ‘a new relationship’

PANAMA CITY, Panama — President Barack Obama and President Raúl Castro symbolically ended more than a half-century of official estrangement between the United States...

Historic talks await Obama, Castro in Panama

PANAMA CITY – Hours after shaking hands, U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raúl Castro headed toward historic talks in Panama on Saturday, sealing efforts to bury decades of animosity.

Presidents Obama and Solís discuss renewable energy

“It was a short meeting but very good,” Solís told reporters. The two leaders touched on the environment, renewable energy, security and U.S. investment in Costa Rica.

Presidents Obama, Solís meet at Summit of the Americas

U.S. President Barack Obama and Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís held their first one-on-one meeting during the Summit of the Americas in Panama Friday....

Obama looks to Cuba shift to win back Latin America at summit

With much of Latin America struggling with slowing growth, leaders including Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff are arriving in Panama with plans to engage the U.S. more substantively than in previous years.

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.
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