China’s Xi makes historic visit to Panama

China’s President Xi Jinping and his Panamanian counterpart Juan Carlos Varela sign a string of cooperation agreements as Beijing aims to extend its political and economic influence in Latin America.

Chinese president Xi Jingping meets with Panama president

Chinese president Xi Jinping arrives in Palacio De Las Garzas to meet with Panama’s president Juan Carlos Varela. IMAGES

Cuba president holds welcoming ceremony for Panama president

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel holds welcoming ceremony for Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela in Havana during his state visit. IMAGES+COMPLETES VID1256885_EN+

VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – July, 03 2014

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: Panama’s new leader urges gangs to turn a new leaf, Pakistan’s new anti-terror law criticized as draconian, young Somalis fight piracy with education, and NASA launches rocket to measure carbon dioxide from space.

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New President Offers Gangs One-Month Amnesty
Juan Carlos Varela urges the country’s 200 criminal gangs to join civilian life.

New Anti-Terror Law Criticized as Too Harsh
The legislation allows police to shoot and kill alleged terrorists, and detain suspects for up to 60 days without charge.

Youth Fight Piracy With Education
Group hopes to convince young people there are alternatives to earn a decent living.

NASA Rocket to Study Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere
The mission will tell scientists more about how greenhouse gases influence climate change.

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