A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the southern coast of Panama on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
It was a Friday evening in February when Adrian Vasquez, an 18-year-old from the town of Rio Hato, Panama, accepted an invitation from two friends to accompany them on what was proposed as an overnight fishing expedition.
An extra day once every four years doesn't really give travelers much more time to play, but it's an excuse for the hospitality industry to create special Leap Year travel offers. (Each year is actually 365 days plus about 6 hours. An additional day is added to the calendar every four years to keep the calendar in sync with the seasonal year.)
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, who is serving time in prison for crimes committed during his rule, was taken to a hospital, Panamanian police said Sunday.
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega arrived Sunday evening in his home country, nearly 22 years after U.S. forces forcibly removed him from office.
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega returns to his country after 22 years. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.
His fate uncertain, Manuel Noriega is being returned Sunday to Panama, nearly 22 years after the former dictator was forcibly removed from office by U.S. forces.
Panamanian officials are preparing for the return of former dictator Manuel Noriega, who is scheduled to be extradited from France this weekend, Panama's foreign minister told CNN en Español.
After 14 years of undernourishment and overcrowding, Elena, Kaitlyn and Alyssa heard the roar of other rescued African lions Wednesday at their spacious new home in Colorado.
HOUSTON -- U.S. player ratings in its 1-0 win over Panama (scale of 1-10).
The U.S. is one game away from reaching Saturday's Gold Cup final, but first Bob Bradley's men must overcome a Panama team that beat them in the group stage.
HOUSTON -- Five things on my mind as we get ready for the Gold Cup semifinals on Wednesday between the U.S. and Panama (7 p.m. ET, Fox Soccer, Univisión) and Mexico and Honduras (10 p.m. ET, same channels):
HOUSTON -- Things are lining up brilliantly for a U.S. soccer team still looking to put things right after some unappealing results. In the Twitter universe, you'd hashtag this one #WeekOfRedemption.
The U.S. takes on Panama at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. in the second game of its Gold Cup campaign. A win will ensure the U.S. qualifies for the second round.
When it comes to advancing out of the first round, into elimination play, the CONCACAF Gold Cup format is almost comically forgiving. Teams play three first round matches, an exercise that serves to eliminate only 4 of 12 nations before quarterfinal play.
The United States must beat Guadeloupe on Tuesday to guarantee a quarterfinal place at the Gold Cup, having suffered a shock first group-stage defeat in the CONCACAF region tournament.
This is the Gold Cup, not the World Cup, right?
One more win should seal the deal as the U.S. seeks a Gold Cup second round spot, but it may not come easily Saturday in Florida against a stubborn, experienced and defensively strong Panamanian team.
Five storylines to follow as the CONCACAF Gold Cup kicks off Sunday:
A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck southern Panama early Saturday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
With President Obama in Latin America to talk trade this weekend, he faces a new stalemate at home on key treaties that he wants wrapped up this year.
In July 2009, the U.S. ambassador in Panama received an unexpected message on her BlackBerry. It came from newly elected President Ricardo Martinelli, and said simply, "I need help with tapping phones."
The Panama Canal reopened Thursday after heavy rains and flooding prompted its closing for only the third time in its storied 96-year history.
Pirates hijacked Friday night a Panamanian freighter with 29 Chinese sailors in the Arabian Sea on the northern Indian Ocean, the China Marine Rescue Center said Saturday, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.
Panama officials will lead the investigation into what caused a fire in a Carnival Cruise Lines ship, the National Transportation and Safety Board said Thursday.
Ask any homeowner who has done an improvement on the cheap: You get what you pay for. Second-rate materials don't last and contractors who make low-ball bids rarely deliver fine craftsmanship.
Connect the World continues its series of connecting two countries with one another. See what connects Panama and UAE.
Panama and the United Arab Emirates are crucial trade hubs thanks to two of the greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century -- Dubai's Jebel Ali port and the Panama Canal.
Tina Follett and her husband Patrick are in Panama on a two-week all-expenses paid trip. But Tina isn't on vacation. She's there to get surgery.
Panamanian officials have unearthed three bodies linked to the five slayings an American man has confessed to committing, the lead prosecutor in the case told CNN.
Panamanian authorities began searching Tuesday afternoon for the bodies of five people that an American man has confessed to killing, the lead prosecutor in the case told CNN.
William Adolfo Cortez -- the man suspected in four homicides in Panama, including the death of one American -- and his wife were arrested in Nicaragua on Monday, a Costa Rican official told CNN.
A man suspected in the deaths of three people in Panama is now wanted in the slaying of an American woman whose body was found last week, Panama's national police said Saturday.
Once one of Central America's most notorious military strongmen, former Panamanian dictator and convicted drug trafficker Manuel Noriega has been a prisoner since being toppled from power in 1990 in a U.S. invasion.
A portion of beach in Panama City, Florida, was closed Saturday after a large oil container with BP markings washed ashore, local authorities said.
See what's it like to be part of an adventure race in the jungles of Panama.
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega arrived Tuesday morning in France -- where he was extradited to stand trial on charges that he laundered drug money.
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is taken to France for trial. CNN's Jim Bittermann reports.
Growing up, Jean-Manuel Beauchamp attended no ball games with his grandfather. No barbecues, either, or bedtime stories.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday turned away the imprisoned former leader of Panama in his effort to fight pending extradition to France to face money-laundering charges.
There are more than 7,000 islands and reefs sprinkled throughout the Caribbean Sea. Isn't it time you explored some place new? We've unearthed six singular destinations where you can stake out your own quiet stretch of sand.
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has been asked to investigate whether Panama tortured an Ecuadorian citizen who was being held as an illegal immigrant, an official hemispheric human rights organization said.
Here's a snapshot of Panama's defining experiences: a modern capital on the canal, near-deserted islands, and trails for spotting wildlife and waterfalls. Get a sense of which ones fit your travel style and your budget.
English rugby coach Dean Richards has been banned from coaching for three years for his part in masterminding a fake blood injury to one of his players.
At least 24 people died late Thursday in Panama in a crash between a truck and a bus, President Ricardo Martinelli said at the scene of the accident.
Ricardo Martinelli, the multimillionaire owner of a supermarket chain, was inaugurated as president of Panama on Wednesday.
Opposition leader and supermarket mogul Ricardo Martinelli has won Panama's presidential election, the head of the country's electoral tribunal said Sunday.
Cattle ranchers and indigenous tribes battle over rainforests in Panama. CNN's David Ariosto reports.
Hunched over a campfire in eastern Panama, Embera tribesman Raul Mezua chanted a song his grandfather taught him when he was a boy.
Even the most sophisticated traveler could be forgiven for thinking that there's little more to Panama than its iconic canal, seaside capital, and snorkeler-packed Bocas del Toro islands.
Once considered the strongest team in Central America -- before it was overtaken by Costa Rica and Honduras -- El Salvador has reached the final stage of the CONCACAF regional World Cup qualifiers for the first time in 12 years. (El Salvador hosts the U.S. on Saturday in the second game of the Hexagonal.)
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 shook Panama Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
Panama's director of the National Cultural Institute was killed when he got caught in the middle of a shootout between robbers and security guards, the government reported.
Violence and drug-trafficking have become such a major threat to Latin America that the presidents of Colombia, Mexico, Guatemala and Panama will sit around a table Friday in Panama to discuss what they can do about it.
Police on Thursday said they found the car stolen from a Spanish businessman who was gunned down a day earlier after exercising at a park in Panama's capital.
What to do with an aging, all-but-forgotten former military strongman who has served his time but is also a prisoner of war?
"Shh ... shh get back," the man with the walkie-talkie said. "We're filming."
Chile's national police chief and 10 others are killed when a helicopter crashes into a building in Panama City.
A casual observer at CONCACAF's Olympic qualifying tournament may not be able to pick out the supposed regional powers after the competition's rocky start.
CNN's Keith Oppenheim reports on a 13-year-old American girl who survived a plane crash in Panama.
The parents of the sole survivor of a plane crash in Panama have been reunited with their daughter at the hospital where she is receiving treatment, a nurse said early Thursday.
The bodies of two Americans and a Panamanian pilot -- who were among four people missing after their plane disappeared in a mountainous area of Panama -- were found Christmas Day, officials in the country said.
The sole survivor of a plane crash that killed two Americans and a Panamanian pilot was awake and talking Wednesday, a doctor said.
Rescue workers struggled Wednesday to rescue a 12-year-old U.S. girl who was the only survivor of a weekend plane crash in Panama
In this case, the wildest, most outlandish criminal conspiracy theories increasingly appear to be right on target
A federal judge Friday lifted a stay on former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega's extradition to France, allowing the general to be sent to Paris on Sunday, when his current prison sentence ends.
Panama blasted away part of a hillside next to the canal on Monday, marking the start of the waterway's biggest expansion since it opened 93 years ago.
Panama Canal expansion begins
Analysis: Panama's ex-dictator is the only recognized prisoner of war in the world and is trying to use the Geneva Convention to his advantage.
The groundbreaking on an expansion of the Panama Canal is seen by many Panamanians as a coming of age moment
A federal judge on Tuesday approved the extradition of former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega to France, where he faces a 10-year sentence on a conviction in absentia on money-laundering charges.
Justice Department lawyers asked a federal court Tuesday to extradite former Panamanian President Manuel Noriega to France when his U.S. prison term ends later this summer.
The Massachusetts Department of Public Health issued an advisory Friday, the same day Panama announced that hundreds of poisoning cases were linked to diethylene glycol.
Off in the distance, where Panama Bay becomes the Pacific, container ships loaded with merchandise bound for the U.S. bob in the haze. Closer in, a flock of construction cranes hovers over densely clustered high-rises. Fourteen stories below, on Balboa Avenue, cars inch along, their windows sealed tight against the sweltering heat.
Gillette Stadium's "Curva Sud," as I like to think of the south end in Foxborough, was reserved for Panamanian fans during Saturday's U.S.-Panama Gold Cup quarterfinal match.
There was nothing flashy about Mexico's 1-0 win over Panama on Wednesday night. There were no amazing plays, no individual displays of talent and not too much drama in the victory.
Jamaica came from behind to hold Panama to a 1-1 draw in their friendly football international at the National Stadium late on Monday.
Senior executives at Yahoo! have probably become big fans of the rock group Van Halen lately.
Yahoo!, the world's second largest Internet search company, reported fourth quarter results Tuesday that beat Wall Street expectations but issued a tepid forecast for 2007.
Miraflores Locks, Panama
Voters have overwhelmingly approved the largest modernization plan in the 92-year history of the Panama Canal, backing a $5.25 billion expansion that will allow the world's largest ships to squeeze through the shortcut between the seas. The following are some facts about the plan.
Panama's agriculture minister resigned Tuesday, accusing the United States of pressuring Panama to accept dangerous agricultural inspection standards.
President Bush acknowledged Monday that it would be difficult to push any U.S.-Panama trade deal through Congress, but said getting one completed remains a top priority for his administration.
Steve Ralston and DaMarcus Beasley gave the United States a 2-0 win over Mexico on Saturday to secure their place in the 2006 World Cup finals.
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A torrential rain shower has triggered massive mudslides in Panama's capital, killing at least nine people, according to the country's Civil Defense Authority.
President Bush asked Congress for $500 million in emergency cash for Panama on January 25. Then he waited. And waited. Finally, in late May, Congress cobbled together the long-overdue aid bill and ...
The present writer has long tended to twitch uncontrollably any time somebody speaks warmly of Jimmy Carter, so he has been more spastic than usual lately. Esteemwise -- there is no denying it -- J...
After months of dawdling, it looks as if Congress will approve additional aid to Panama this spring. President Bush has asked for $500 million. A top congressional aide says Bush has ''increased th...
The official language of Panama is Spanish, but the people there also know a few words of French, like laissez-faire. As a result the country has become a haven for U.S. banks, drawn by minimal rep...
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