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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
El Salvador ex-president under house arrest
Francisco Flores, accused of misappropriating $15m from Taiwan for quake relief efforts, had earlier handed himself in.
Last updated: 06 Sep 2014 06:47 GMT
UN study details widespread abuse of children
Data from 190 nations shows 120 million girls forced to have sex, and that 95,000 murder victims in 2012 were children.
Last updated: 05 Sep 2014 10:44 GMT
Feared Colombian militia leader arrested
Armando Perez, who headed militia linked to 5,000 murders and a spate of disappearances, was arrested in Panama.
Last updated: 30 Aug 2014 14:00 GMT
Suriname leader's son admits 'US attack plot'
Dino Bouterse tells US court he offered US agents posing as Hezbollah group a base in his country in elaborate sting.
Last updated: 30 Aug 2014 08:33 GMT
Nicaragua canal plans 'threaten environment'
Critics warn plan to build waterway to rival historic canal of neighbour Panama could have disastrous consequences.
Last updated: 19 Aug 2014 20:47 GMT
Venezuela restores ties with Panama
Relations were broke off after President Maduro accused Panama of joining the US in an "open conspiracy" against him.
Last updated: 02 Jul 2014 08:42 GMT
Did Colombia's war on drugs succeed?
Security in Colombia has improved, but critics say campaign caused human rights abuses and empowered Mexican cartels.
Last updated: 22 May 2014 11:24 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
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