LATIN AMERICA

Panama’s oldest newspaper prepares to write its own obituary

Owner of ‘La Estrella’ is accused by US authorities of having links to drug trafficking

LATIN AMERICA

US brings drug charges against powerful Honduran family

The Rosenthals own a large business conglomerate and have important political ties

Latin America

Waves of protests rock Guatemalan and Honduran governments

Corruption scandals have spawned a spring of discontent in Central America

Latin America

Al Capone on the Panama Canal

The rum-running boat belonging to the late Chicago mafia boss has been re-purposed

Latin America

Ex-Panamanian dictator Noriega faces trial for union leader’s murder

Heliodoro Portugal’s body was found in 1999 following his disappearance 29 years earlier

Latin America

Ex-Panamanian president to stand trial on corruption charges

Ricardo Martinelli accused of misappropriating $45m from a school nutrition program

Agreement reached for completion of Panama Canal by end of 2015

International consortium led by Spain’s Sacyr had halted work after dispute over cost overruns

LATIN AMERICA

Minors flee violence and social exclusion in Honduras

Deliberate misinformation by traffickers has seen a surge in young unaccompanied migrants

LATIN AMERICA

US fears coffee rust disease may destabilize Central America

More than 500,000 jobs could be lost in coming years if plague is not contained, says USAID

LATIN AMERICA

In vote for change, Panamanians oust Ricardo Martinelli

New leader Juan Carlos Varela will seek to redress government’s authoritarian drift

LATIN AMERICA

How Costa Rica became the center of global human-organ trafficking ring

One couple offered $20,000 to donate a kidney for a transplant in Israel, statement claims

Deal reached to avert Panama Canal crisis

Spanish led consortium will complete work to widen waterway by December 2015 Agreement will see both sides inject $100 million, with insurer converting deposit into loan

CANAL IMPASSE

Panama Canal work to restart on Thursday following preliminary agreement

Sacyr-led consortium and local authority still have to come up with solution to financial conflict

canal impasse

US weighs into impasse over halted work on Panama Canal

"A swift conclusion to the widening is important for commercial activity," says spokesman

CANAL IMPASSE

Panama accuses Sacyr consortium of paralyzing waterway expansion project

Spanish builder insists problem is one of liquidity and offers to co-finance cost overruns

CANAL IMPASSE

Sacyr accuses Panama Canal officials of “breaking off” talks after deadline passes

Spanish firm demands waterway authority fork over $50 million to cover workers’ salaries

LATIN AMERICA

Panama Canal: how the world turned up for the big dig

Spaniards and Italians made up majority of European workers in waterway’s construction 100 years ago

LATIN AMERICA

“Expansion will be completed even if I have to go out with a pick and shovel”

Panama Canal chief accuses Sacyr of bullying government with threats to stop project

CANAL CRISIS

Sacyr consortium asks for $400 million to continue Panama Canal project

Waterway authority offers to advance 183 million dollars

LATIN AMERICA

Panama tries to calm global concerns over canal expansion impasse

Project will be completed as scheduled, officials tell world ports authorities

CANAL CRISIS

Sacyr to hold talks with Panama on canal cost overrun

Spanish builder will not freeze project to widen waterway

CANAL DISPUTE

Minister to go to Panama to try to diffuse canal project crisis

Ana Pastor to meet with Panamanian president

CANAL DISPUTE

Panama’s president to visit Spain to “demand” support for canal work

Public Works Minister Ana Pastor is in talks with Panama's minister for canal affairs

LATIN AMERICA

Growing paramilitary force concerns Costa Rica

"National sovereignty is non-negotiable; it must be defended," said leader of the group

Venezuela's debts threaten business in the second largest free port in the world

Business in the Colon Free Zone in Panama to shrink by 10 percent this year

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The artful dodger

Leonardo Patterson started selling fake indigenous art from a Costa Rican restaurant He ended up exhibiting in New York with Yoko Ono, until the law caught up with him

United States left chemical-weapons landfills after experiments in Panama

The Pentagon agreed to clean up a Panamanian island in the Pacific Ocean that American, Canadian and British troops used as a toxic waste dumping site during the 20th century