All About Panama

PANAMA / 17 JUN 2011

A Panamanian official said that drug traffickers operating in the Central American nation could be using submarines to transport merchandise and avoid detection by authorities.

COSTA RICA / 30 MAY 2011

Panama's efforts to stop maritime trafficking in its waters has forced traffickers to use land routes in Costa Rica, according to Costa Rican anti-drug authorities.

COLOMBIA / 21 APR 2011

Forty-five Mexican police have been arrested over alleged ties to the Zetas cartel. The police are all from the town of Cadereyta in the state of Nuevo Leon,…

COLOMBIA / 13 APR 2011

A series of WikiLeaks cables paints a grim picture of Panama’s capacity to respond to the increasingly aggressive FARC rebels, who have found refuge in the swamps and jungles across…

PANAMA / 1 APR 2011

Officials at the U.S. Embassy in Panama suspected that country's politicians of taking part in arms and drug trafficking, according to a cable released by WikiLeaks and quoted by…

ECUADOR / 28 MAR 2011

This report by the Refugee Council USA, a coalition of NGOs, focuses on the situation of the many Colombian refugees in Ecuador and Panama. As part of the research, the council…

PANAMA / 28 MAR 2011

Anthony Scheidel analyzes the reorganization of Panama's security forces and other governmental institutions. These reforms, which began in 2008, were intended to tackle corruption and to fight rising crime. The article discusses how the changes…

PANAMA / 17 MAR 2011

When President Barack Obama makes his first visit to Central America next week, Panama will most likely not be on the list of topics. While 75 tons of cocaine were…

COLOMBIA / 12 FEB 2011

Colombia and Panama signed an agreement to cooperate in fighting crime along their shared border region, which is a key location for groups trafficking drugs, people, and arms.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC / 3 DEC 2010

Mexican Federal Police arrested Eduardo Ramírez Valencia, alias 'El Profe,' an alleged operator of the Zetas crime syndicate in the State of Hidalgo.

PANAMA / 29 NOV 2010

Street gangs in Panama are continuing to gain territory, according to a recent report.

PANAMA / 1 NOV 2010

Panamanian authorities announced the construction of the fifth air station in the Veraguas province, along the Belén river, some 110 miles to the west of the capital city, the EFE…

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