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US arrests fugitive ex-Panama president for 'espionage'

Ricardo Martinelli detained on extradition warrant from Panama, where he is accused of political espionage and graft.

Panama's ex-president Martinelli arrested in Florida

Latin America

Panama's Manuel Noriega dies at 83

Former ruler of Panama was held in medically induced coma after brain surgery in March.

Latin America

Panama: Former ruler Manuel Noriega dies

Manuel Noriega, Panama's former ruler, has died aged 83, Panama's President, Juan Carlos Varela, announced on Twitter.


Living with Down syndrome: 'It's a genetic accident'

Life according to Maria Jose Paiz Arias, a 19-year-old Panamanian woman with big ambitions - and Down syndrome.


Time to Love: A Backstage Tale

A group of young actors with Down syndrome take on the challenge of staging a classic Panamanian play.

Latin America

Ex-Panama dictator Manuel Noriega in critical condition

Former ruler of Central American country suffers haemorrhage after surgery to remove a benign brain tumour.

Ex-Panama dictator Manuel Noriega in critical condition


Thousands protest in Panama against corruption

Demonstrators take part in anti-government rally amid growing scandal over bribes paid by Brazilian firm Odebrecht.

Odebrecht case: Thousands protest in Panama City


Pakistan: Police clash with protesters in Rawalpindi

Tear gas fired at Imran Khan supporters who defied a ban on public gathering ahead of his plan to shut down the capital.

Pakistan: Police clash with protesters in Rawalpindi


Panama's Grand Canal

We chronicle the construction and controversy of the multibillion-dollar venture to modernise the Panama Canal.

Business & Economy

First vessel passes through expanded Panama Canal

Thousands of people cheer as they watch a Chinese-chartered freighter nudge through the canal.

Panama Papers

Panama Papers whistle-blower breaks silence

Anonymous source behind Mossack Fonseca leak releases 1,800-word manifesto, offering help to public prosecutors.

Panama Papers: Source of law firm leak breaks silence

Business & Economy

US launches Panama Papers investigation

Justice Department opens criminal probe into tax avoidance and money laundering schemes unveiled by leaked documents.

Panama Papers: US launches probe into offshore scandal

The Listening Post

Perspective: Panama Papers and ‘responsible’ journalism

Journalistic collaborations reporting the Panama Papers should be open to aid from beyond the commercial news industry.


Panama Papers: Police raid Mossack Fonseca's offices

Prosecutors say raids at the law firm's headquarters in Panama city went off "with no incident or interference".

Panama Papers: Police raid Mossack Fonseca's offices

The Listening Post

Panama Papers: Mammoth leaks and media collaborations

We look at coverage of the scandal and ask whether corporate-owned media have been agenda-driven in their reporting.