All About Panama

COLOMBIA / 10 MAY 2016

Panama has announced that it will temporarily close its border with Colombia in an attempt to halt irregular migration, a decision that could impact the dynamics of human smuggling in…

ELITES AND CRIME / 6 MAY 2016

The US Treasury Department has designated a powerful Panama-based business family for heading an international money laundering network connected to drug trafficking, drawing renewed scrutiny on Panama as a hub…

ELITES AND CRIME / 5 APR 2016

Newly leaked documents from a Panama-based law firm connect a member of FIFA's ethics commission to three individuals facing bribery charges over deals to secure marketing and broadcast rights for…

ELITES AND CRIME / 4 APR 2016

A massive leak of confidential documents from a Panamanian law firm shines a light on how elites across the world use offshore shell companies in order to hide their assets,…

PANAMA / 22 MAR 2016

Authorities in Panama disbanded a suspected Sinaloa Cartel cell, drawing attention to the underworld dynamics of this key transit country in the illegal drug trade.

ELITES AND CRIME / 8 MAR 2016

New revelations about a political espionage ring are another sign that Ricardo Martinelli's presidential administration in Panama employed mafia-like tactics to slow opposition forces and possibly government investigations against him…

HOMICIDES / 22 FEB 2016

Panama's president recently claimed that the majority of murders in the country are linked to drug trafficking and organized crime. But is this figure based on reliable and transparently…

MONEY LAUNDERING / 19 FEB 2016

Panama has been removed from an international money laundering watch list, a major step towards cleaning up the Central American nation's reputation as a safe haven for illicit financial…

ELITES AND CRIME / 6 JAN 2016

Panama's Supreme Court has denied a petition to suspend the immunity of a former president and current Central American Parliament (Parlacen) deputy, illustrating how powerful figures can use membership in…

FARC / 5 NOV 2015

Authorities in Panama say they have dismantled a criminal network run by Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel and Colombia's FARC guerrillas, offering further evidence of how the Mexican criminal group has built…

HUMAN RIGHTS / 28 OCT 2015

The remote island prison dubbed the Guantanamo Bay of Panama houses the country's most dangerous prisoners, but concerns are mounting over harsh conditions and human rights violations occurring behind…

MONEY LAUNDERING / 14 SEP 2015

Panama has made some key moves in order to get itself removed from the international "grey list" of nations that aren't doing enough to fight money laundering, but these efforts…

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