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The Contested Legacy of a Panamanian Dictator

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 16:50:13 +0000

Some consider him a murderous tyrant, while others look back on his rule fondly. Either way, Manuel Antonio Noriega is finally dead.

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What Worried Latin Americans in 2016?

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:49:17 +0000

"How philosophical, how profound are the doubts that trouble the Latin American minds of our times."

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Technology, Engineering and Incredible Discoveries Mark the Panama Canal Expansion

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 20:27:57 +0000

"The Panama Canal I visited is now a tiny little canal compared to what's being inaugurated today."

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Puerto Rico Implicated in Panama Papers Leak

Sat, 16 Apr 2016 18:47:57 +0000

After the leak of the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, shouldn't we be questioning the economic system which allows tax evasion on such a massive scale to occur?

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Five Years After Revolution, Egyptians See #PanamaPapers as Further Vindication of Mubarak's Ouster

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 08:31:37 +0000

"Every day I become even prouder of taking part in the great January revolution that toppled a corrupt regime."

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After Panama Papers Bombshell Drops, Latin Americans Laugh to Not Cry

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:12:27 +0000

Latin Americans are trying to make sense of the Panama Papers leaks the best way they know how: through humor.

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When They Lock Up the Truth: Khadija Ismayilova and the Latin America Connection

Sun, 14 Feb 2016 23:45:16 +0000

Journalist Khadija Ismayilova's sentencing to seven-and-a-half years in prison in Azerbaijan has enraged rights activists all over the world, including in Latin America.

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Panama’s Kuna Community Has a Special Place for Its Albinos, the ‘Children of the Moon’

Fri, 19 Jun 2015 03:19:47 +0000

In some countries, albinos are harassed and even murdered, as symbols of bad luck and sorcery. The Gunas, however, treat their albino children with special respect, though they haven't always.

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Travelling Radio: Sound Postcards and Histories from Cali to Panama

Mon, 04 May 2015 01:14:55 +0000

Performers, communicators and scientists are working together on Hacia el Litoral. Acción Colectiva (On the Way to the Littoral: Collaborative Action), an initiative to give voice to the population dwelling in the lands located between Cali (Colombia) and the border with Panama: Hacia el litoral. Acción colectiva es una práctica artística, una...

Are Zuckerberg and Genuinely Good for Panama?

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 00:43:10 +0000

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took advantage of his invitation to attend the Summit of the Americas in Panama City and met with his CEO counterparts in the region to promote, a partnership he initiated between big business, non-profit organizations, and communities, the goal of which is to connect more...

The Butterfly Effects of Panamanian Social Media

Mon, 16 Mar 2015 21:53:08 +0000

Venezuelan immigrant Rita García answered a lawmaker's reactionary speech with a controversial tirade against Panamanians, comparing them to "monkeys" and saying they're incapable of respecting foreign cultures.

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Is Panama Still a ‘Melting Pot'?

Sat, 10 Jan 2015 14:14:57 +0000

With Facebook groups and discussions on other citizen media outlets, Panamanians search for ways to understand and react to the challenges that come with immigration from its neighboring countries.

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Panamá Calls for Reconciliation, 25 Years After US Invasion

Fri, 09 Jan 2015 22:46:19 +0000

The US invasion of Panama in 1989 left an irrevocable mark on the psyche of the Panamanian people and now the government is calling for reconciliation.

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Drones Over the Amazon on the Lookout for Environment Threats

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:31:34 +0000

After a workshop conducted in August 2014, indigenous leaders from Amazon regions in Peru started to discover the role drones can play in monitoring environmental threats to the rainforest.

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How to Become a Good Father

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:00:38 +0000

Panamanian Joel Silva Díaz elaborates what many people wonder, especially men: how to be a good father. On his personal blog he describes his challenges with his own father and his goals as a father: …Recuerdo que veía como un juego el buscar un tema de conversación, debido a mi...

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