| Dec 31, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Every year, 14-year-old Victor Rios would watch the Rose Parade on a television set in his home in the city of Chitre, Panama, marveling at the floats and bands.
He never imagined he would attend the parade in person.
Then one day in October 2012,...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 4:29 PM
In one of the largest drug busts at the port of Baltimore in years, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents seized two gym bags stuffed with nearly 128 pounds of cocaine from a Panamanian shipping container.
Customs agents put the estimated street...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 7:56 PM
Robert A. Pastor, an influential scholar and policymaker who spent decades working for better inter-American relations and democracy and free elections in the Western Hemisphere, died Wednesday at his home in Washington, D.C., after a three-year battle...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:26 AM
The plot has thickened in Caryville, a small Panhandle town, in a case of adverse possession gone awry: Some folks apparently may have made a grave mistake by stealing their own burial plots, reports WJHG ABC News-7 in Panama City.
"You have to pay to be...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Silversea Cruises is featuring two special Grand Voyages for 2015.
A 62-day Circle South America voyage is round-trip from Fort Lauderdale beginning on Jan. 7, 2015, with calls in Key West, Costa Rica, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Falkland...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:01 PM
A Newport Beach man who prosecutors say ran a Ponzi scheme that stole nearly $3 million from investors has been extradited from Panama to face trial in Orange County.
Thomas F. Tarbutton allegedly fled to Brazil in 2011 after charges were filed and...
| Dec 15, 2013
On Dec. 1, 1948 — 65 years ago this month — Jose Figueres, then president of Costa Rica, made a fiery and eloquent speech, after which he took a sledgehammer and bashed a hole in a huge stone wall at the nation's military headquarters, Cuartel...
| Oct 12, 2013
After each performance of "Pullman Porter Blues," the lobby of the Goodman Theatre has been alive with talk both wistful and outraged, a weird if understandable mix given the complex legacy of George Pullman and the rail car company he created here....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 2:17 PM
On the night of June 22, 1937 — when Joe "The Brown Bomber" Louis was fighting James "Cinderella Man" Braddock to become world heavyweight champion — everyone and his brother was trying to get into Chicago. But the immaculately turned out...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 4:34 AM
Partying with your neighbor named “Whiskey” probably isn’t a good idea, especially if he’s been out of jail for less than two days and is still wearing an ankle monitor. Here’s why:
A married couple, who are Panama City...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:25 AM
Don't get mad, get even.
Then go to jail.
Deputies arrested a Jacksonville man after he allegedly slashed the tires of several vehicles belonging to his former employer and then went on a spending spree with his ex-boss's debit card -- after he was...