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Panama president says repatriation of migrants crossing the Darien Gap will be voluntary

Jul. 18, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama's President José Raúl Mulino said Thursday that migrants entering Panama through the treacherous Darien Gap will only be sent back to their countries if they agree to do so, potentially diminishing the impact of stricter immigration enforcement Mulino had pushed. ...

Panama’s border police say migration through the Darien Gap is down since President José Raúl Mulino took office July 1

Jul. 17, 2024 14:42 PM EDT
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama’s border police say migration through the Darien Gap is down since President José Raúl Mulino took office July 1.

Chile says a Venezuelan fugitive has been arrested in the killing of an anti-Maduro dissident

Jul. 12, 2024 22:55 PM EDT

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile announced Friday that one of the suspects wanted in the kidnapping and killing of a dissident Venezuelan soldier on Chilean soil early this year has been arrested in Costa Rica. The slaying in February caused shock in Chile, where Ronald Ojeda, a...

Ruling could permit a new reservoir for the water-starved Panama Canal, but it could take 6 years

Jul. 08, 2024 18:47 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — A court ruling could permit the construction of a new reservoir to feed the water-starved Panama Canal, but the project might take six years to build, the managers of the waterway said Monday. The Panama Canal has decreased the maximum number of ships travelling...

Colombia draws Brazil 1-1 and will play Panama in quarterfinals while Seleção face Uruguay

Jul. 03, 2024 01:19 AM EDT

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colombia coach Néstor Lorenzo challenged his team to stay sharp and energized through every physical and emotional moment against mighty Brazil, all the way through two scorching-hot halves of soccer and nearly another 10 minutes of stoppage time. ...

José Raúl Mulino sworn in as Panama's new president, promises to stop migration through Darien Gap

Jul. 02, 2024 04:38 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — José Raúl Mulino was sworn in Monday as Panama’s next president, facing pressure to slow irregular migration through the Darien Gap that connects his country with Colombia. The 65-year-old former security minister has promised to shut down migration through...

US to pay for flights to help Panama remove migrants who may be heading north

Jul. 01, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is going to pay for flights and offer other help to Panama to remove migrants under an agreement signed Monday, as the Central American country's new president has vowed to shut down the treacherous Darien Gap used by people traveling north to the United...

José Raúl Mulino is sworn in for 5-year term as president of Panama; promises to stop migration through the Darien Gap

Jul. 01, 2024 16:24 PM EDT
PANAMA CITY (AP) — José Raúl Mulino is sworn in for 5-year term as president of Panama; promises to stop migration through the Darien Gap.

US prepared to face South American power Uruguay with its Copa America future hanging in the balance

Jun. 30, 2024 19:22 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The future of the U.S. in the Copa America tournament will be decided after 90 minutes against Uruguay on Monday night. So, too, could the future of Gregg Berhalter leading the American team. After an embarrassing loss to Panama, which began...

American winger Tim Weah's suspension extended to 2 games for red card against Panama

Jun. 30, 2024 16:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The suspension of American winger Tim Weah was extended to two games by South American soccer's governing body for punching Panama's Roderick Miller during their Copa American group stage match Thursday. Weah received a red card in the 18th minute of the United...