Rights activists and international observers accuse Maria Consuelo Porras of contributing to weakening rule of law.
Sandra Cuffe is a freelance journalist based in Central America, where she covers human rights, social movements, environmental issues and militarisat... ion.
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Panama has Central America’s only law for rare disease healthcare, but advocates say it is not being fully implemented.
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Gabriel Boric may be hindered by deeply fragmented Congress, where negotiations will be necessary to advance his agenda.
Increased turnout expected in runoff election between far-right and social-democratic candidates.
Relatives of Pinochet victims raise alarm as dictatorship emerges as key issue in lead-up to Sunday presidential runoff.
Far-right Jose Antonio Kast and progressive Gabriel Boric to vie for centrists, disaffected voters in Sunday’s runoff.
Years in the making, the new law includes recognition of parental ties and adoption rights for married same-sex couples.
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