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Panama’s Ex-President Martinelli Secures Primary Victory

In a surprising turn of events, Ricardo Martinelli, the ex- president of Panama, has emerged victorious in his party's primary, granting him the right...

Panama asks EU for support to get off “tax haven” list

Panama asked the European Union on Monday for its support to get off the list of "tax havens", a situation that is damaging its...

Panama Regulates Cryptocurrency Operations and its use in Tax Payments

Panama's Congress approved Thursday a law regulating the optional use of cryptocurrencies, even allowing the payment of taxes with these assets in the country,...

‘Pandora Papers’ expose leaders’ offshore millions

The Pandora Papers are the latest in a series of ICIJ leaks of financial documents, from LuxLeaks to the Panama Papers.

Panama’s president-elect wants to review trade agreements with US, Costa Rica

Cortizo said Sunday that "like it or not, it is a treaty that we Panamanians have to respect."

Newly expanded Panama Canal opens for bigger business

Panama is preparing to officially open its canal this weekend to far bigger cargo ships after nearly a decade of expansion work aimed at boosting transit revenues and global trade.

Venezuelan newspapers at risk of closure, says press group

MIAMI – Several Venezuelan newspapers are at risk of imminent closure, the Inter-American Press Association warned Thursday, accusing leftist President Nicolás Maduro of impeding access to newsprint and discriminating against publications critical of his government.

Panama Congresswoman’s anti-sexual harassment bill faces ridicule

The bill would do much more than prohibit catcalls. It calls for outlawing bullying, stalking, racism and all forms of sexual harassment. It also calls for developing public policies aimed at preventing these abuses.

Deadly Panama protests end

Panama border traffic returns to normal.

The U.S. is one of the world’s biggest tax havens

So far, the Panama Papers from Mossack Fonseca have not implicated U.S. politicians or other wealthy people. Those names may yet emerge, but there is a reason for their absence: People in the U.S. don't need to go to Panama.

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Costa Rica Birding: Meet the Little Tinamou

Forty-six species of tinamous inhabit the Americas with five calling Costa Rica home. Today we discuss the little tinamou, a secretive little bird that...

Homelessness in Costa Rica: A Personal Journey of Compassion

Homelessness is a growing worldwide problem and Costa Rica is not immune. In the past 25 years, I have witnessed the homeless population in...

Drug Trafficking Crackdown: Costa Rican Police Nab Mexican Suspect

The Costa Rican Police arrested a Mexican citizen this Friday who is wanted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for drug trafficking...

Tragic Death Sparks Debate: Is Hit and Run Legal in Costa Rica?

A woman tragically died after an apparent hit-and-run incident in the 15 de Setiembre neighborhood in Hatillo, San Jose. This was discovered by two...

Rare Black Jaguar Caught on Camera in Costa Rica’s Talamanca Mountains

An extraordinary wildlife sighting occurred in Costa Rica, as a black jaguar has been captured on video in Costa Rica’s Talamanca Mountain Range. The footage,...
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