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.

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+

Boxing: Thai Wanheng equals Mayweather’s 50-0 record

Thai boxer Wanheng Menayothin clinches his 50th straight victory, stopping a Panamanian challenger to hold onto his WBC minimum weight belt and tie the undefeated record of boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr.

VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – September, 1 2014

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The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the
headlines. Today: Al Shabaab militants attack Mogadishu prison,
Pakistan army chiefs meet over violent protests, Panamanian police
arrest wanted former Colombian paramilitary commander, and El
Salvador’s gangs want to salvage a broken truce.

SOMALIA
Al Shabaab Attack Intelligence Center in the Capital
Armed attack failed to free prisoners held in underground cells.

PAKISTAN
Army Chiefs Meet Over Unrest
Clashes between police and protesters left at least three dead and
hundreds injured over the weekend.

PANAMA
Fugitive Colombian Warlord Arrested
Armando Perez is accused of ordering the deaths of more than 5,000
people in the 1990s.

EL SALVADOR
Gangs Give Truce a Second Chance
Five powerful gangs have agreed not to attack police and military, but want the government to meet them half-way.

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