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Pineapple Country: The Agrochemicals Polluting the Panama Canal and Beyond
Panama participates in a global business of agrochemicals that are harmful to health, the environment and water supplies. The companies—that import, export, manufacture and use them—operate with lack of transparency, without accountability by the authorities.
Panama, Colombia Agree to Limit of 650 Migrants Per Day
PANAMA CITY (AP) — The governments of Panama and Colombia agreed Wednesday to impose a daily limit on the number of migrants passing through the thickly jungled and roadless Darien Gap on the two countries’ border.
Panama, Colombia Agree to Restrict Flow of Migrants
SAN VICENTE, Panama (AP) — Officials of Panama and Colombia agreed Friday to restrict the growing flow of migrants, mainly Cubans and Haitians, who have been crossing the Darien Gap that marks the border between the two countries.
Former President of Panama Will Face New Trial
Justices Donaji Arosemena and Yiles Pittí argued that the testimonies by protected witness Ismael Pittí and Júbilo Grael, an agent who participated in the wiretapping, indicated the existence of illegal activities.
Panama’s Ex-President Attempts to Annul Statements on Odebrecht
Odebrecht is a Brazilian construction conglomerate that paid $788 million in bribes to various politicians and presidential election campaigns in exchange for 100 projects in 12 countries between 2001 to 2016.
Panama Health Workers Owed Over $6 Million in Back Wages
Misinformation on COVID-19 has made healthcare work particularly difficult in Latin America.
Sons of Ex-Panama President Held in Guatemala on US Charges
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Two sons of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli will be held in jail in Guatemala pending hearings Friday, officials said Tuesday as the U.S. government seeks their extradition for their alleged role in a bribery and money laundering scheme.
Panama Sees Surge of Coronavirus Infections After Reopening
PANAMA CITY (AP) — In the weeks since Panama loosened restrictions in an attempt to gradually reactivate its economy, new coronavirus infections have surged, especially in the densely populated poorer neighborhoods of its capital.
Panamanians Honor Victims of US Invasion on 30th Anniversary
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Relatives of Panamanians killed during the 1989 U.S. invasion brought flowers to their loved ones’ graves Friday to honor their memory on the 30th anniversary of the military action that ousted then-dictator Manuel Noriega.
30 Years After US Invasion, Panamanian Families Seek Answers
The United States launched “Operation Just Cause” on December 20. shortly after midnight. Some 27,000 troops were tasked by then-President George H.W. Bush with capturing Noriega, protecting the lives of Americans living in Panama and restoring democracy to the country that a decade later would take over control of the Panama Canal.
Panama Celebrates Its Black Christ, Part of Protest Against Colonialism and Slavery
While there is little certainty as to its origin, many scholars believe the statue arrived in Portobelo in the 17th century.
Panamanian TV Host Asks: Where Are the Black Latinas in Reggaeton? (VIDEO)
“We have a problem, we want black music but we don’t want black women?” says Gata, a 25-year-old show host.
Nike Pulls Puerto Rico Themed Air Force 1 Following Controversy of Panamanian Design Plagiarism
The company announced that they were pulling the design following claims of cultural appropriation and plagiarism of the indigenous “Mola” design from Panama.
Panama’s President-Elect Vows ‘Profound Change’ as Cloud of Corruption Hangs Over Varela
Cortizo positioned himself as the leader of the opposition against Varela, promising a “zero-tolerance” policy on graft cases.
Laurentino Cortizo Elected President of Panama
Corruption became the key issue of this electoral race following Panama’s recent history with high-profile graft cases.
The Panama Canal’s Forgotten Casualties
But the project, which employed more than 40,000 laborers, also took immense liberties with human life. Thousands of workers were killed.
Senator Bernie Sanders’ #PanamaPapers Moment in 2011
“Why would we be considering a trade agreement with Panama?”
¿A dónde va el dinero de Daddy Yankee? #PanamaPapers
El nombre de Daddy Yankee salió a relucir junto a una larga lista de ricos, poderosos y criminales del mundo vinculados a los “Panama Papers”.
Daddy Yankee’s Name Included in #PanamaPapers: Questions Arise About Income
Daddy Yankee’s name has emerged as part of a long list of the world’s richest power players and criminals in the Panama Papers.
Latino Rebels Exclusive: Panama-via-Oakland’s Los Rakas Special May Day Release “Mi País”
In the midst of a national tour (dates here) with internationally known reggae group SOJA, the Panamanian-born, Oakland-bred duo Los Rakas found time for a special May Day release called “Mi País.” The song is off their upcoming album, the double-disc “El Negrito Dun Dun & Ricardo” which will see release on their label, Soy […]