Anger over corruption widespread ahead of Panama election

World 05/03/19, 11:48

Anger over brazen corruption and weariness over the political status quo are widespread among the Panamanian electorate ahead of Sunday's vote to pick a successor to President Juan Carlos Varela, on whose watch Latin America's fastest growing economy cooled off significantly.In what has been perhaps the shortest and least colorful ...

China’s construction binge spreads to Americas, rattles US

Business 04/04/19, 01:41

China's expansion in Latin America of its Belt and Road initiative to build ports and other trade-related facilities is stirring alarm in Washington over Beijing's ambitions in a region that American leaders since the 19th century have seen as off-limits to other powers. China is hardly a newcomer to the region, ...

Panama president cheers China’s ‘Belt and Road’ initiative

World 04/02/19, 09:34

Panama sees a "big opportunity" in China's massive "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiative, President Juan Carlos Varela said Tuesday during a visit to Hong Kong amid ambitious plans and proposals for Chinese-built bridges and rail lines.Varela said the initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power ...

Panamanian world champion boxer Eusebio Pedroza dead at 62

Sports 03/01/19, 16:20

Former world champion Panamanian boxer Eusebio Pedroza, who defended the featherweight title more times than any other, has died at age 62.The World Boxing Association said Friday that Pedroza had been hospitalized recently while battling pancreatic cancer.Pedroza, nicknamed the "Scorpion," successfully defended his title 19 times between 1978 and 1985.FILE ...

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