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Tired tugboat captains flag accident risk at Panama Canal

20 Dec 2018

PANAMA CITY In April last year, the 148-tonne tugboat Cerro Santiago collided with the U.S. Coast Guard vessel Tampa while passing through the Panama Canal after the captain of the tug fell asleep.

Panama, China sign accords on Xi visit after diplomatic ties start

03 Dec 2018

PANAMA CITY Panama and China on Monday signed 19 cooperation agreements on trade, infrastructure, banking, tourism and other areas on Chinese President Xi Jinping's inaugural visit to the isthmus nation after the two countries opened diplomatic ties last year.

Ex-Panama president's sons detained in Miami on corruption charges

21 Nov 2018

PANAMA CITY The two sons of jailed former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli have been arrested in Miami and face extradition back home on money-laundering charges, Panama's attorney general said on Wednesday.

Panama Canal head expects fewer China, U.S. ships if trade war escalates

14 Sep 2018

PANAMA CITY Fewer ships from China and the United States could use the Panama Canal if trade tensions escalate between the two economic giants, but the dip could be offset by grain exports from north Brazil, the head of the organization that operates the waterway said.

U.S. extradites former Panama president to home country

12 Jun 2018

PANAMA CITY The United States on Monday extradited former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli to the Central American country, the U.S. State Department said, to face charges of illegal wiretapping.

Ex-Panama president's jail letter blames U.S. for extradition

26 May 2018

PANAMA CITY Former Panama president Ricardo Martinelli, jailed in Miami on spying charges while awaiting extradition to his home country, said in a letter released Friday that the United States reneged on promises from some U.S. officials to offer him a safe-haven.

Panama's ex-president to stop fighting extradition from U.S.

24 May 2018

PANAMA CITY Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli will no longer fight extradition from the United States to his homeland, his lawyer said on Thursday, where Martinelli will face charges that he organised a scheme to spy on political rivals.

Panama's Varela says 'terrorism' cause of 1994 plane crash

22 May 2018

PANAMA CITY Panama's president said on Monday a 1994 plane explosion in the country that killed 21 people, most of them Jewish, was the result of a terrorist attack and called for the case to be re-opened.

Venezuela halts commercial ties with Panama, suspends Copa flights

06 Apr 2018

CARACAS/PANAMA CITY Venezuela said on Thursday it was halting commercial relations with Panamanian officials and companies, including regional airline Copa, for alleged involvement in money laundering, prompting both countries to recall their ambassadors.

Panama court evicts Trump management from hotel in bitter spat

06 Mar 2018

PANAMA CITY A Panamanian court on Monday evicted the Trump management team from the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City, in an apparent victory for the hotel's majority owner, who has fought to regain control of the property. | Video

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