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Arrest of FARC’s Pacific Narco Boss Shines Light on Rebel Drug Ops

Posted on: Jul 23 2014 - 9:12am | #0
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Authorities in Colombia have captured the commander of the FARC’s 30th Front and alleged head of the group’s Pacific coast drug operations in a blow to a powerful guerrilla unit already capitalizing on its criminal potential. Colombia’s judicial police (DIJIN) detained Martin Leonel Perez Castro, alias “Richard” in one of his luxurious country homes in the southwestern Valle del Cauca department on July 20, reported El Tiempo. According to Colombia’s Defense Ministry, Perez, also known as “El Capo”, became head of the 30th Front in 2011 and was responsible for managing around 60 percent of the FARC’s drug trafficking-related income, and for reinvesting profits in arms purchases.  According...

Tourists flock to Panama for canal centennial

Posted on: Jul 23 2014 - 7:20am | #0
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At Panama City’s Miraflores Visitor’s Center and Colon’s Panama Canal Expansion Observation Center, tourists can experience the historic Panama Canal centenary celebrations to the fullest. (María Gabriela Córdova for Infosurhoy.com)

PANAMA NEWS – On Aug.15, the Panama Canal will celebrate 100 years since it opened and became an epicenter of world trade. Since the countdown to the milestone anniversary began last August, Panama has been...

Panama Government to Sue Colombia and Argentina at WTO

PANAMA NEWS – The Panamanian Government will sue Colombia and Argentina managements at the Advisory Center on the World Trade Organization (WTO) for disputes started in prior management, said MICI. A press release of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MICI) pointed out that the Government is seeking to protect Panama interests in the two process underway...

Posted on: Jul 23 2014 - 7:00am | #0
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Posted on: Jul 23 2014 - 6:48am | #0
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Panama Forcasts Seven Percent Growth

PANAMA NEWS – Panama’s economy will grow by as much as seven percent this year, thanks in large part to revenue from its signature inter-oceanic canal, officials said on July...

Panama Police Clash with Colombia’s FARC in Cross Border Drug Corridor

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Panama’s border police have killed two alleged FARC members in combat near the border with Colombia, a dense jungle region where security forces from both countries have been coordinating to confront the guerrilla group’s 57th Front and drug trafficking activity. Frank Abrego, the director of Panama’s border police body (SENAFRONT), announced that beginning at 9...


Cosco Container Lines plans to close Charleston office

Posted on: Jul 10 2014 - 3:58pm | Comments Off
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The Cosco New York steams towards Colon, Panama after the tugboat, the Pequeni, released its lines, October 14, 2012. Panama News from the source by our autoblog. Click here to go to the source media......

From a Mother's Diagnosis to a Mother's Mission

Living in Panama without a husband or a college degree, the news brought a flood of joy and worry. Panama News from the source by our autoblog. Click here to go to the source media......

Posted on: Jul 9 2014 - 3:10pm | Comments Off
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