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Panama: Country in Central America
Panama, officially the Republic of Panama, is a transcontinental country in Central America and South America, bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital and largest city is Panama City, whose metropolitan area is home to nearly half the country's 4 million people.


Britons among hundreds stranded in Panama after ‘tribal’ festival [Video]

Britons among hundreds stranded in Panama after ‘tribal’ festival

Between 400 and 500 foreigners are stranded in Panama after a festival ended with many of them being quarantined at the concert site. Some of those stranded are from the UK. James Baker, an organiser..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:06Published
Maximum Security wins the Saudi Cup, the world's richest horse race [Video]

Maximum Security wins the Saudi Cup, the world's richest horse race

Maximum Security races to Saudi Cup win with late move down backstretch, collects horse racing's largest prize of $20 million

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:15Published
Panama Nabs Tons Of Drugs In 'Homemade' Submarine [Video]

Panama Nabs Tons Of Drugs In 'Homemade' Submarine

More than 5 tons of drugs were seized off the coast of Panama on Wednesday. According to CNN, the bust came after authorities spotted what appeared to be a semi-submersible vessel. Panama's National..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:41Published

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'Our biggest fear is getting ill': NSW couple stuck on ship where four passengers have died

Peter and Carole Burke from Port Macquarie are trapped inside their cabin on board the Zaandam off the coast of Panama, where four passengers died during a COVID-19 outbreak and 135 people are now ill.
The Age - Published

'Help us': After deaths on coronavirus-hit ship, guests clamor to leave

Four passengers have died on a cruise ship off the Pacific coast of Panama and more than 130 others aboard are suffering from influenza-like symptoms, at least two of whom have the coronavirus, the..
Reuters - Published

Coronavirus: Cruise ship in race to transfer passengers off Panama coast

A vessel carrying more than 1,800 people off Panama is moving healthy passengers to a sister ship.
BBC News - Published

Panama reports 112 new cases and five more deaths from coronavirus

Panama health officials on Friday reported five more deaths from coronavirus, bringing the country's total to 14 deaths.
Reuters - Published

Four passengers die on cruise ship grappling with coronavirus off Panama

Four passengers have died aboard a cruise ship off the coast of Panama with over 130 others suffering from influenza-like symptoms, at least two of whom have coronavirus, the vessel's operator said on..
Reuters - Published

Panama reports 116 new coronavirus cases and nine total deaths

Panama registered 116 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, health officials said, bringing the Central American country's total number of cases to 674.
Reuters - Published

Panama suspends domestic flights to curb the spread of coronavirus: civil aviation authority

Panama on Wednesday suspended domestic air travel to curb the spread of coronavirus, suspending all passenger flights from both local and international airports, the country's civil aviation authority..
Reuters - Published

Panama imposes full-day curfew, Guatemala extends state of emergency

Panama's government said on Tuesday it would widen a curfew to slow the spread of the coronavirus and require people to be in quarantine at all hours beginning on Wednesday, as the number of cases..
Reuters - Published

Panama extends curfew due to coronavirus, requires full-day quarantine

Panama's President Laurentino Cortizo said on Tuesday he would extend a curfew aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus and require people to be in quarantine at all hours beginning on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Panama reports nearly 30% jump in new coronavirus cases

Panama health officials reported 68 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, up 28% from the previous day, bringing the total number of infected persons in the Central American country to 313.
Reuters - Published

Panama reports 200 coronavirus cases, up sharply from previous day

Panama has confirmed 200 coronavirus cases, up from 137 a day earlier, the country's health minister told reporters on Friday.
Reuters - Published

Latin American airlines slash flights, salaries in response to coronavirus

Latin America's major airlines sharply curtailed international flights on Thursday because of the coronavirus outbreak as Panama and Colombia imposed month-long travel bans and the largest carrier cut..
Reuters - Published

Panama to suspend all international flights from Sunday night

Panama will for 30 days suspend all international passenger flights from 11:59 p.m. on Sunday to contain the spread of coronavirus, President Laurentino Cortizo said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Nicaragua registers first case of coronavirus infection

Nicaragua has registered its first case of coronavirus infection, a 40-year-old Nicaraguan man who picked up the virus during a recent visit to Panama, Vice President Rosario Murillo said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Panama, Honduras report increases in coroanvirus infections

Panama on Wednesday had registered 109 cases of coronavirus infection in total, up from 86 one day earlier, health minister Rosario Turner told a news conference.
Reuters - Published

South, Central American nations tighten borders to combat coronavirus

Guatemala logged its first fatality from coronavirus on Sunday as nations in South and Central America ramped up measures to contain the infection, with Panama banning entry of non-resident foreigners..
Reuters - Published

Guatemala has first coronavirus death, Panama to keep out non-resident foreigners

Guatemala has registered its first fatality from coronavirus, the government said on Sunday, while Panama announced an aggressive set of measures to contain the spread of the virus, including banning..
Reuters - Published

Panama coronavirus tally rises to 36, includes three foreigners

Panama's Health Minister Rosario Turner on Friday said the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Central American country has risen to 36, and includes three foreigners.
Reuters - Published

Panama, Peru order school closures due to coronavirus

Panama's government ordered the temporary closure of all schools due to the fast-spreading coronavirus, officials said on Wednesday, making it the second Latin American country to do so after Peru took..
Reuters - Published

El Salvador shuts classes in all schools on coronavirus fears

Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele said on Wednesday that all schools in El Salvador will be closed for three weeks due to coronavirus concerns, after governments in Panama and Peru took similar actions..
Reuters - Published

Panama confirms first coronavirus case after woman showed symptoms

A 40-year-old woman in Panama has tested positive for coronavirus, the country's health minister said on Monday, marking the first such case in the Central American nation.
Reuters - Published

Panama's health ministry confirms first coronavirus case

A 40-year-old women in Panama has tested positive for coronavirus, the country's health minister said on Monday, marking the first such case in the Central American nation.
Reuters - Published

Panama police seize 'homemade' semi-submersible boat carrying five tons of drugs

Police in Panama seized five tons of drugs on Wednesday that were transported aboard a semi-submersible boat in the northwest of the country, the National Aeronaval Service said.
Reuters - Published

EU lists Cayman Islands, Panama as tax havens, spares Turkey

European Union finance ministers added Panama, the Seychelles, the Cayman Islands and Palau to the EU's blacklist of tax havens, while giving Turkey more time to avoid being listed, an EU document said..
Reuters - Published

OAS human rights delegation barred from entering Venezuela

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said its officials were blocked on Tuesday from boarding a plane from Panama to Venezuela, where the government had already closed the door to the visit..
Reuters - Published

Panama Canal says ships must report contact with coronavirus countries

Vessels arriving at the Panama Canal must inform Panamanian authorities if they have traveled to ports located in countries that have reported confirmed cases of coronavirus infection, the Panama Canal..
Reuters - Published

Fire erupts on Panama-flagged oil tanker off UAE coast

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates are trying to extinguish a fire on a Panama-flagged oil tanker off the coast of the emirate of Sharjah, the Federal Transport Authority said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

UAE transport authority says crew of Panamanian oil tanker rescued after fire broke out: report

The crew and sailors of an oil tanker from Panama were rescued after a distress call was sent following a fire that broke out on board, the WAM state news agency reported, citing a statement by the..
Reuters - Published

Airlines scour the world for scarce 737 MAX simulators

Airlines are scrambling to book time in 737 MAX training facilities as far afield as Fiji, Iceland and Panama, operators said, after Boeing Co recommended pilots be trained in one of the few simulators..
Reuters - Published

'The massacred them." 7 killed, 14 tortured in exorcism ritual in Panama jungle

Seven people were killed in a bizarre religious ritual in a jungle community in Panama, in which indigenous residents were rounded up and tortured. - Published

Pregnant woman and six children tortured and killed by a religious cult in Panama, authorities say

pregnant woman and six children tortured and killed by a religious cult in panama, authorities say
(CNN)A pregnant woman and six children -- including a 1-year-old baby and a 3-year-old -- were tortured, slaughtered and buried in a mass grave in Panama as part of a bizarre, ritualistic killing by a..
WorldNews - Published

Panama: Seven people found dead after suspected exorcism

Authorities in Panama's Ngäbe-Buglé region believe an exorcism was performed on the victims.
BBC News - Published

Panama probes suspected killing of seven by religious sect

Panamanian prosecutors are investigating the suspected killing of seven people, including a pregnant woman and five of her children, by members of religious sect that was believed to have been..
Reuters - Published

Inside the US invasion of Panama

Thirty years ago, US soldiers descended on Panama, using rock music and weapons to unseat its ruler.
BBC News - Published

Panama jail violence: 13 killed in AK-47 gang shoot-out

The inmates had smuggled three assault rifles, four pistols and a revolver into the prison.
BBC News - Published

Assault rifles seized at Panama prison after 12 killed in shooting

assault rifles seized at panama prison after 12 killed in shooting
Mexico City - At least 12 people have been killed in an exchange of gunfire in a prison outside Panama City, police said on Tuesday. Thirteen others were injured, two of them seriously, Panama's deputy..
WorldNews - Published

Fire onboard coastal oil tanker off Singapore: MPA

A fire broke out onboard the Panama-flagged tanker 'HOYU' within Singapore waters, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in a statement on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Spain's FCC says cooperating with justice in Panama corruption probe

Spanish building and infrastructure company FCC said on Thursday that it was fully cooperating with a High Court corruption investigation linked to 82 million euros ($92 million) in payments it..
Reuters - Published

'Panama Papers' law firm sues Netflix over film based on scandal

Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm at the center of the "Panama Papers" scandal, has filed a lawsuit against Netflix Inc over its new movie based on the case, accusing the video streaming company..
Reuters - Published

Cargo ship found sunk in waters near Tokyo after typhoon: ministry

A Panama-registered cargo ship was found sunk in waters near Tokyo on Sunday after authorities lost track of it as Typhoon Hagibis lashed Japan, the transport ministry said, while a newspaper said at..
Reuters - Published

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