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Stories about Panama

For black and indigenous people in Central America, Black Lives Matter

"It's a racist, predatory and murderous system that they have been selling all over the planet as the best place on earth to live."

The Contested Legacy of a Panamanian Dictator

Some consider him a murderous tyrant, while others look back on his rule fondly. Either way, Manuel Antonio Noriega is finally dead.

What Worried Latin Americans in 2016?

"How philosophical, how profound are the doubts that trouble the Latin American minds of our times."

Technology, Engineering and Incredible Discoveries Mark the Panama Canal Expansion

"The Panama Canal I visited is now a tiny little canal compared to what's being inaugurated today."

Puerto Rico Implicated in Panama Papers Leak

After the leak of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, shouldn't we be questioning the economic system which allows tax evasion on such a massive scale to occur?

Five Years After Revolution, Egyptians See #PanamaPapers as Further Vindication of Mubarak's Ouster

"Every day I become even prouder of taking part in the great January revolution that toppled a corrupt regime."

After Panama Papers Bombshell Drops, Latin Americans Laugh to Not Cry

Latin Americans are trying to make sense of the Panama Papers leaks the best way they know how: through humor.

When They Lock Up the Truth: Khadija Ismayilova and the Latin America Connection

Journalist Khadija Ismayilova's sentencing to seven-and-a-half years in prison in Azerbaijan has enraged rights activists all over the world, including in Latin America.

Travelling Radio: Sound Postcards and Histories from Cali to Panama

Are Zuckerberg and Internet.org Genuinely Good for Panama?

The Butterfly Effects of Panamanian Social Media

Venezuelan immigrant Rita García answered a lawmaker's reactionary speech with a controversial tirade against Panamanians, comparing them to "monkeys" and saying they're incapable of respecting foreign cultures.

Is Panama Still a ‘Melting Pot'?

With Facebook groups and discussions on other citizen media outlets, Panamanians search for ways to understand and react to the challenges that come with immigration from its neighboring countries.

Panamá Calls for Reconciliation, 25 Years After US Invasion

The US invasion of Panama in 1989 left an irrevocable mark on the psyche of the Panamanian people and now the government is calling for reconciliation.

Drones Over the Amazon on the Lookout for Environment Threats

After a workshop conducted in August 2014, indigenous leaders from Amazon regions in Peru started to discover the role drones can play in monitoring environmental threats to the rainforest.

How to Become a Good Father

Authorities Have Confiscated $9.9M Hidden in Bean Cans, Shoes and Even Stomachs at This Guatemalan Airport

Money launderers try to smuggle the undeclared cash to destinations like Panama or Colombia, often to pay for drugs.

Juan Carlos Varela, New President of Panama

Juan Carlos Varela, New Elected President of Panama

Myths and Environment

Venezuela Cuts Ties with Panama

The Venezuelan government cut diplomatic and commercial ties with Panama. Social networks have exploded with comments full of surprise at this decision.

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