Panama police seize 1.7 tonnes of cocaine | AFP

Panamanian police seized 1.7 tonnes of cocaine after a speedboat chase in the indigenous region of Guna Yala, in the Caribbean.

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Released Panamanian ex-president at home after court order | AFP

A court in Panama ordered the release of detained ex-president Ricardo Martinelli, one year after he was extradited from the United States to face corruption charges. The ruling came after attorneys for Martinelli, who stands accused of spying on his political opponents, argued he should be released as Panamanian law bars pre-trial detention beyond one year. IMAGES of Ricardo Martinelli at home following release

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Migrants dreaming of US brave Panamanian jungle odyssey | AFP

Migrants from Haiti, Cuba, Africa and Asia brave the dangers of the Darien jungle to reach the Panamian village of La Penita, a temporary stop on their hellish journey to reach the United States.

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At $75 a cup, “World’s Most Expensive Coffee”

A California coffee chain is serving an ultra rare, award-winning Panamanian coffee at $75 a cup. It’s said to be the most expensive coffee in the world. (May 15)

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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.

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.

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

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

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

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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