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Panama extends amnesty to end gang culture
President Varela urges members of country's 200 gangs to turn in their weapons and cut ties to organised crime.
Last updated: 09 Sep 2014 11:44 GMT
Juan Carlos Varela wins Panama presidency
Incumbent president's deputy-turned-rival elected as country's next president with almost 40 percent of the vote.
Last updated: 05 May 2014 03:04 GMT
Panama presidential polls show tight finish
Ruling party candidate has slight lead in presidential polls, which put the three leading candidates a few points apart.
Last updated: 04 May 2014 22:50 GMT
Panama to elect new president amid close race
Voters bid farewell to President Ricardo Martinelli, who is constitutionally barred from running for second term.
Last updated: 04 May 2014 21:40 GMT
US recaptures mistakenly freed murderers
Two convicted killers used forged documents to walk out from Florida prison without raising alarm for several days.
Last updated: 20 Oct 2013 06:58 GMT
What the empire didn't hear: US spying and resistance in Latin America
Although it may have been the case before, Latin America is no longer Washington's "backyard".
Last updated: 29 Jul 2013 11:32 GMT
Trinidad's national security minister quits
Jack Warner, also former FIFA offical, resigns after being accused of fraud while at regional football group CONCACAF.
Last updated: 23 Apr 2013 02:23 GMT
Severe storms have caused widespread flooding in Panama resulting in major devastation to the west of the capital.
Last updated: 27 Nov 2012 10:49 GMT
Panama cancels land sale after protests
Controversial land sale in Colon, Latin America's largest duty-free zone, cancelled after clashes spread to Panama City.
Last updated: 27 Oct 2012 11:02 GMT
David Cameron and the offshore connection
Questions about links between Britain's rulers and the obscure world of offshore finance signal a need for transparency.
Last updated: 27 Apr 2012 18:18 GMT
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Gunning down the taxmen of Somalia
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3D printing and the future of disaster relief
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Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
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