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  • Suspected Mexican drug lord held in U.S.

    WASHINGTON — At his peak, Mexican drug lord Juan Juarez Orosco allegedly oversaw the distribution of 8 tons of cocaine every month from Colombia to the United States, making him one of the most wanted narcotics traffickers in the world,...
  • Should pygmy three-toed sloths leave Panama for Dallas?

    Should pygmy three-toed sloths leave Panama for Dallas?
    A rare pygmy three-toed sloth stirred an international controversy after officials of the Dallas World Aquarium caught and crated six of the creatures on Isla Escudo de Veraguas, an island off Panama. The aquarium officials intended to take the animals...
  • Biden keeps a high profile – except on healthcare

    Biden keeps a high profile – except on healthcare
    PANAMA CANAL ZONE — During a recent tour of the historic locks here, Vice President Joe Biden helped an operator flip the switches to open the gates and then stepped out onto a balcony to watch a gargantuan vessel pass through. A hundred yards...
  • Panama Canal expansion draws delegates from U.S. seaport states

     Panama Canal expansion draws delegates from U.S. seaport states
    PANAMA CANAL ZONE — After waiting out an early-afternoon downpour, Vice President Joe Biden and the U.S. delegation emerged into the humid heat to tour the $5.2-billion canal expansion. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake snapped pictures...
  • Costa Rica's peace dividend: How abolishing the military paid off

    Costa Rica's peace dividend: How abolishing the military paid off
    On Dec. 1, 1948 — 65 years ago this month — Jose Figueres, then president of Costa Rica, made a fiery and eloquent speech, after which he took a sledgehammer and bashed a hole in a huge stone wall at the nation's military headquarters, Cuartel...
  • Watch Raul Jimenez's bicycle-kick goal lift Mexico to win [Video]

    Watch Raul Jimenez's bicycle-kick goal lift Mexico to win [Video]
    Mexico kept its World Cup qualifying hopes alive with the game-winning goal provided by Raul Jimenez on an amazing bicycle kick in a 2-1 victory over Panama on Friday night in Mexico City. Jimenez entered the game in the 83rd minute and two minutes...
  • Panama: North Korean ship stopped with missile parts from Cuba

    Panama: North Korean ship stopped with missile parts from Cuba
    MEXICO CITY—The Panamanian government has discovered what appears to be “sophisticated missile equipment” hidden in the hull of a North Korean container ship that had set sail from Cuba and was slated to head home via the Panama Canal,...
  • Concealed cargo in North Korean ship is missile parts, Jane's says

    Concealed cargo in North Korean ship is missile parts, Jane's says
    WASHINGTON -- The military equipment shown in images tweeted by Panama's president after his government stopped a ship en route to North Korea are radar parts for the SA-2 family of surface-to-air missiles, according to IHS Jane’s Intelligence,...
  • Panama charges 'contentious' North Korean crew with arms trafficking

    Panama charges 'contentious' North Korean crew with arms trafficking
    Panamanian authorities have charged 33 crew members of the North Korean freighter seized at the Panama Canal with endangering public security by attempting to traffic undeclared weapons, local news media reported Thursday. State prosecutor Javier...
  • Italy: Convicted ex-CIA chief in Milan has been arrested

    Italy: Convicted ex-CIA chief in Milan has been arrested
    ROME -- A former CIA base chief in Italy who was convicted in absentia in the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric from the streets of Milan, has been arrested, an Italian Justice Ministry official said Thursday. The official, who spoke on condition of...
  • N. Korea-Cuba drama boils down to useless weapons, big pile of sugar

    N. Korea-Cuba drama boils down to useless weapons, big pile of sugar
    As anti-drug-trafficking agents closed in on a North Korean freighter about to enter the Panama Canal this month, the crew from the rogue communist country took evasive action. They sought to outrun the swift Panamanian patrol boats with their 450-...