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  • Panama court lifts Martinelli's immunity from prosecution

    Panama's Electoral Tribunal has lifted former President Ricardo Martinelli's immunity from prosecution, clearing the way for authorities to investigate him for alleged corruption. The lifting of Martinelli's immunity as a member of the Central American...
  • Cuban dissidents heckled at Americas Summit

    About 100 supporters of Cuba's government aggressively heckled dissidents from the communist-run island attending a civil society forum Wednesday at the start of the Summit of the Americas in Panama. Opponents of President Raul Castro were greeted to...
  • Obama looks to Cuba shift to win back Latin America at summit

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama left the 2012 Summit of the Americas in Colombia an isolated world leader, berated by his Latin American counterparts over U.S. policies toward Cuba. This time will be different. As Obama prepares to return to the summit...
  • Panama's president an unlikely champion for clean government

    President Juan Carlos Varela is an unlikely champion of clean government in Panama. He is the leader of the oldest political party in a country long perceived as one of Latin America's most corrupt. And he served as vice president in the free-spending,...
  • Official: Review of Cuba as terror sponsor in 'final stages'

    White House officials left open the possibility Tuesday that President Obama could recommend Cuba's removal from a list of state sponsors of terror around the time of the Summit of the Americas later this week in Panama. The officials also sought to...
  • Latin America silent on Venezuela as US airs rights concerns

    From Mexico to Brazil, leaders in Latin America have largely kept silent amid charges of human rights abuses in Venezuela and are unlikely to speak out against their neighbor at this week's Summit of the Americas. Many Latin American heads of state...
  • Panhandle Spring breakers call Walmart "the place to be"

    Panhandle Spring breakers call Walmart "the place to be"
    The beach? Fuhgeddaboudit! There's a lot of partying going on in this ... parking lot. Hey, you Hawkeyes, why travel to Florida for the Spring break ritual when you can just organize an Occupy BoozeMart in Des Moines? Check outĀ this video of a...
  • Spring breaker from Georgia found dead in Florida pool

    Spring breaker from Georgia found dead in Florida pool
    PANAMA CITY BEACH — Police say a 20-year-old spring breaker from Georgia has been found dead in a Panama City Beach motel pool. According to Panama City Beach police, 20-year-old Dante Jermaine Bryant of Warner Robins, Ga., consumed alcoholic...
  • Officers in Northwest Florida use fake checkpoint to curtail drugs

    Officers in Northwest Florida use fake checkpoint to curtail drugs
    Inundated by spring break chaos and short on patrol officers, the Bay County Sheriff's office hopes to curtail the flow of drugs to area beaches by using a fake checkpoint. The Panama City News HeraldĀ reports that a sign for a drug checkpoint on a...
  • Officers use fake checkpoint to curtail drug flow

    Inundated by spring break chaos and short on patrol officers, the Bay County Sheriff's office hopes to curtail the flow of drugs to area beaches by using a fake checkpoint. The Panama City News Herald (http://bit.ly/1C1eyjp ) reports that a sign for a...
  • Panama grounds drones during next week's regional summit

    Panama's government said Friday that it is banning drones from national airspace immediately before, during and after next week's Summit of the Americas. Civil Aeronautics director Rafael Fonseca Mora said the ban will be in effect April 5-13. He said...