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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
The tip of the spear: US Special Operations Forces
The rise of SOCOM - to train proxy forces in all the places where US projects its power - is alarming.
Last updated: 29 Mar 2013 09:06 GMT
'News from the South': Bergoglio, Chavez and the sound of silence
The media depictions of the death of the "vocal" Chavez and the rise of the "quiet" Bergoglio are telling.
Lisa Ubelaker Andrade
Last updated: 19 Mar 2013 11:58 GMT
Top French lawyer's body found near beach
Olivier Metzner, one of France's best-known lawyers, found dead near his private island in Brittany in apparent suicide.
Last updated: 18 Mar 2013 08:48 GMT
Noriega in hospital over suspected stroke
Jailed former military ruler of Panama taken from his prison cell to a public hospital for treatment.
Last updated: 06 Feb 2012 10:45 GMT
Defending human rights in Latin America
It was a watershed year for bringing human rights abusers to justice in Latin America.
Last updated: 09 Jan 2012 19:37 GMT
Noriega jailed on return to Panama
Ex-military ruler is jailed on return from France after being extradited to serve sentences for corruption and murder.
Last updated: 12 Dec 2011 09:38 GMT
Profile: Manuel Noriega
Former military ruler of Panama, once an ally of Washington, was toppled in 1989 by US military action.
Last updated: 11 Dec 2011 23:47 GMT
Noriega bound for Panama after 22-year absence
Former military ruler on final leg of journey home from France after being extradited to serve sentences for murder.
Last updated: 11 Dec 2011 20:51 GMT
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