Costa Rica frets as Panama allows migrants to cross border
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Colombia
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Costa Rica frets as Panama allows migrants to cross border

AFP - August 11, 2016

SAN JOSÉ -- Costa Rica expressed "concern" Wednesday about neighboring Panama's decision to allow migrants to cross their common border, as it struggles with thousands of migrants…

Cuban migrants in Colombia await deportation
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Colombia
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Cuban migrants in Colombia await deportation

Raúl Arboleda | AFP - August 4, 2016

TURBO, Colombia — Hundreds of Cubans stranded in northwest Colombia have been left facing deportation after the government adopted emergency measures against illegal migration following a massive U.S.-bound influx.…

Newly expanded Panama Canal opens for bigger business
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Newly expanded Panama Canal opens for bigger business

Marc Burleigh | AFP - June 25, 2016

PANAMA CITY — Panama is preparing to officially open its canal this weekend to far bigger cargo ships after nearly a decade of expansion work aimed at…

Panama to send 3,800 US-bound Cubans to Mexico
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Cuban migrants
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Panama to send 3,800 US-bound Cubans to Mexico

AFP - May 9, 2016

PANAMA CITY — Panama has reached a deal to transfer nearly 4,000 U.S.-bound Cubans stranded on its territory to Mexico, an official said on Sunday, but added…

African, Cuban migrant children in limbo at Panama-Costa Rica border
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Costa Rica
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African, Cuban migrant children in limbo at Panama-Costa Rica border

Álvaro Sánchez - April 15, 2016

PASO CANOAS, Puntarenas -- At just 7 years old, Tiba has now been on a trying journey through unknown lands for 48 days, along with her sister…

Cuban migrants storm Costa Rica-Panama border demanding to pass
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Costa Rica
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Cuban migrants storm Costa Rica-Panama border demanding to pass

Zach Dyer - April 13, 2016

More than 1,000 mostly Cuban migrants blocked traffic and forcibly crossed the border into Costa Rica Wednesday morning, demanding that Costa Rica and Nicaragua let them pass through…

Iceland premier resigns in Panama Papers scandal
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Iceland premier resigns in Panama Papers scandal

David Williams | AFP - April 5, 2016

REYKJAVIK, Iceland -- Iceland's prime minister resigned Tuesday, becoming the first political victim of a mushrooming worldwide scandal over hidden offshore financial dealings exposed in the so-called Panama…

Football: Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal
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Business
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Football: Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal

AFP - April 4, 2016

BARCELONA, Spain -- The family of Lionel Messi denied Monday that he was involved in tax evasion after the Barcelona star emerged as one of many personalities accused…

Panama and ‘Panama Papers’ law firm under the media’s lenses
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Panama and ‘Panama Papers’ law firm under the media’s lenses

Juan José Rodríguez | AFP - April 4, 2016

PANAMA CITY, Panama — The law firm at the heart of the "Panama Papers" scandal was on lockdown on Monday, with private security guards keeping a small but…

Venezuela, Colombia woes drag down Panama’s free trade zone
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Venezuela, Colombia woes drag down Panama’s free trade zone

AFP - February 26, 2016

PANAMA CITY – Panama's free trade zone -- the biggest in Latin America -- is in crisis in large part because of economic woes sapping major export customers…