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Discontent grows in Panama as country sets record in cases, deaths
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Latin America
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Discontent grows in Panama as country sets record in cases, deaths

AFP - December 18, 2020

Panama broke its daily record of deaths and daily coronavirus cases, exceeding 200,000 accumulated infections, a situation that has saturated several hospitals and generated some manifestations of…

Drug trafficking in Central America remains prevalent during pandemic, authorities say
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Drug trafficking in Central America remains prevalent during pandemic, authorities say

AFP - November 24, 2020

Drug trafficking to the United States, through Central America, has managed to keep pace despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Panamanian authorities warned Monday after presenting 1.7 tons of…

Eta toll rises to at least 57 in hard-hit Honduras
Central America
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Central America
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Eta toll rises to at least 57 in hard-hit Honduras

AFP - November 9, 2020

The death toll in Honduras from Tropical Storm Eta has more than doubled in 24 hours, with authorities Monday reporting 57 people had died as rescuers search…

Storm Eta death tolls rise in Panama, Mexico, Honduras
Central America
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Central America
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Storm Eta death tolls rise in Panama, Mexico, Honduras

AFP - November 8, 2020

Torrential rain and a bitter cold front linked to storm system Eta have claimed at least 20 lives in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, officials said…

‘It’s wonderful’: Panamanians return to beaches after pandemic closure
Latin America
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Latin America
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‘It’s wonderful’: Panamanians return to beaches after pandemic closure

AFP - October 25, 2020

The Panamanian government on Saturday reopened beaches to tourists after they had been closed for seven months to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The move comes…

After seven months, Panama reopens air borders for tourists
Central America
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Central America
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After seven months, Panama reopens air borders for tourists

AFP - October 13, 2020

Panama on Monday reopened its air borders to the arrival of international flights with tourists after keeping them closed for seven months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.…

Panama airport reopens for international flights and visitors
Central America
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Central America
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Panama airport reopens for international flights and visitors

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 12, 2020

Tocumen International Airport in Panama City on Monday reopened for international flights and visitors. According to local newspaper La Prensa, the airport expects to handle on its…

Panama Canal breaks cargo record despite pandemic, US-China trade war
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Business
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Panama Canal breaks cargo record despite pandemic, US-China trade war

AFP - October 6, 2020

The Panama Canal broke its cargo transit record in fiscal year 2020 with the passage of 475 million tons through its waters, despite the pandemic and the…

Panama plans October 12 reopening for international flights
Central America
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Central America
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Panama plans October 12 reopening for international flights

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 2, 2020

Starting October 12, Panama will welcome international tourists from across the world, the government announced via executive order. As of that date, nationals, residents and foreigners who…

CureVac launches second stage of vaccine clinical trials in Peru and Panama
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News
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CureVac launches second stage of vaccine clinical trials in Peru and Panama

AFP - September 30, 2020

The German pharmaceutical company CureVac announced that it has started Phase 2 clinical trials of its experimental vaccine against Covid-19, a study that will be carried out…