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Pic of the Day: Alvarado and new Panamanian president Laurentino Cortizo
Panama
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Panama
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Pic of the Day: Alvarado and new Panamanian president Laurentino Cortizo

The Tico Times - August 31, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado is in Panama, where he met with the country's new president, Laurentino Cortizo. The two leaders agreed to work together on migration, security and…

Migrants dreaming of US brave hellish Panamanian jungle odyssey
Central America
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Central America
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Migrants dreaming of US brave hellish Panamanian jungle odyssey

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - June 3, 2019

Some have died on the way, pregnant women lost their babies and one Haitian was shot in the arm, yet migrants still trek on foot through Panama's…

Bocas on a budget: How to get to Bocas del Toro from Costa Rica
Costa Rica 101
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Costa Rica 101
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Bocas on a budget: How to get to Bocas del Toro from Costa Rica

Jacob Spetzler - May 10, 2019

Bocas del Toro is an archipelago in Panama near the border with Costa Rica with incredible white-sand beaches, diverse wildlife and renowned parties. From San José, the…

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

AFP and The Tico Times - May 7, 2019

The president-elect of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, said he wants to revise free-trade agreements with the United States and Central America and that he will bring respect to…

5 questions for Panamanian band Señor Loop
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Uncategorized
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5 questions for Panamanian band Señor Loop

The Tico Times - September 30, 2017

Having no expectations while creating music, and simply enjoying the creative process of exploring sounds: that's the essence of Panamanian band Señor Loop. For almost 20 years,…

Panama’s own goal sends Costa Rica into Gold Cup semifinals against the U.S.
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Panama’s own goal sends Costa Rica into Gold Cup semifinals against the U.S.

L. Arias - July 20, 2017

An own goal was enough for Costa Rica to defeat Panama on Wednesday evening in Philadelphia and qualify for the CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinals. Panamanian Captain Aníbal Godoy…

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…

Panama drops off Cuban migrants on Costa Rica’s doorstep
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Panama drops off Cuban migrants on Costa Rica’s doorstep

AFP - April 6, 2017

Panamanian officials apparently dropped a group of 71 unwanted Cubans at the Panama-Costa Rica border Thursday in an operation highlighting a pass-the-buck strategy between Central American countries…

Accused serial killer ‘Wild Bill’ Holbert asks forgiveness for murders of U.S. expats
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Accused serial killer ‘Wild Bill’ Holbert asks forgiveness for murders of U.S. expats

AFP and The Tico Times - February 20, 2017

PANAMA CITY, Panama – Accused U.S. serial killer William "Wild Bill" Holbert asked for forgiveness Monday for the crimes attributed to him in Panama and said that…

Plastic bottles recycled into eco-village in the jungle of Bocas del Toro
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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…

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