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.

  • Feb 10, 2022
  • 3:04 PM

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.

  • Aug 12, 2021
  • 11:55 AM

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.

  • Aug 9, 2021
  • 10:55 AM

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.

  • Nov 25, 2020
  • 1:22 PM

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.

  • Oct 2, 2020
  • 12:12 PM

Panama Health Workers Owed Over $6 Million in Back Wages

Misinformation on COVID-19 has made healthcare work particularly difficult in Latin America.

  • Aug 21, 2020
  • 2:00 PM

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.

  • Jul 7, 2020
  • 9:52 PM

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.

  • Jun 26, 2020
  • 10:56 AM

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.

  • Dec 20, 2019
  • 4:28 PM

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.

  • Dec 19, 2019
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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.

  • Oct 10, 2019
  • 5:12 PM

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.

  • Jun 24, 2019
  • 5:00 PM

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.

  • May 22, 2019
  • 4:19 PM

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.

  • May 7, 2019
  • 4:37 PM

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.

  • May 6, 2019
  • 1:07 PM

The Panama Canal’s Forgotten Victims (PODCAST)

Latino Rebels Radio: May 14, 2018

  • May 14, 2018
  • 8:55 AM

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.

  • Apr 18, 2018
  • 4:13 PM

Senator Bernie Sanders’ #PanamaPapers Moment in 2011

“Why would we be considering a trade agreement with Panama?”

  • Apr 5, 2016
  • 7:26 AM

¿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”.

  • Apr 4, 2016
  • 5:48 AM

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.

  • Apr 4, 2016
  • 12:54 AM

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 […]

  • May 1, 2013
  • 11:47 AM

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