Inside Story

Why do ships sail under flags of convenience?

The recent seizure of oil tankers in the Persian Gulf has raised questions over what common shipping practice entails.

Latin America

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes Panama, five injured

Quake hits some seven kilometres southeast of the town of Plaza de Caisan near Costa Rica border at a depth of 37km.

Magnitude 6.1 earthquake shakes Panama, five injured

Latin America

'Panama decided its future': Cortizo is declared winner

Laurentino 'Nito' Cortizo, who promised to combat inequality, declared president-elect in a close race.

Panama elections: Centrist Laurentino Cortizo declared winner

Panama

Panama goes to polls amid corruption scandals

Surveys show the ruling Panamenista Party will lose power in elections marked by outrage over corruption allegations.

Panama votes to elect president amid corruption scandals

Panama

Corruption concerns cast shadow over Panama's elections

Voters expected to kick out the ruling party on Sunday, as they've done in every election since the return to democracy.

Corruption concerns cast shadow over Panama's elections

Brazil

Latin America in 2019: Stories to watch

As controversial new leaders find their feet and crises continue, here are the stories to look out for this year.

Latin America in 2019: Stories to watch

Venezuela

Lima Group won't recognise new Maduro government in Venezuela

The rebuke comes as President Nicolas Maduro is due to start a second term, following a controversial election.

Lima Group won't recognise new Maduro government in Venezuela

Europe

NGOs: Refugee rescue ship loses license after pressure from Italy

Charities lash out at Italy after Panama revokes registration of the Aquarius search and rescue vessel.

NGOs: Refugee rescue ship loses license after pressure from Italy

World Cup 2018

World Cup 2018: England thrash Panama to reach last 16

Captain Kane scores a hat-trick as England ease past hapless Panama to reach the knockout round at Russia 2018.

Harry Kane leads England into World Cup 2018 knockouts

Panama

US extradites Panama ex-president Martinelli

Former President Martinelli faces charges of spying on journalists and political opponents in his homeland.

US extradites Panama ex-president Ricardo Martinelli

Latin America

Panama bans Venezuelan airlines for 90 days in tit-for-tat move

Suspension set for three months starting April 25 mirrors similar temporary ban announced by Venezuelan government.

Panama bans Venezuelan airlines for 90 days in tit-for-tat move

Reporter's Notebook

Exporting corruption: Beyond Brazil's Car Wash scandal

How a money laundering investigation in Brazil turned into a far-reaching corruption case that continues to send shock waves across Latin America.

Asia Pacific

Panama cuts off ties with Taiwan, switches to China

Taiwan says China's luring of Panama is an 'open threat' and 'provocation to peace and stability'.

Panama cuts off ties with Taiwan, switches to China

Panama

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.