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  • Panama Canal expansion won't have much impact on Baltimore's port [Letter]

    Panama Canal expansion won't have much impact on Baltimore's port [Letter]
    I don't know where commentator Gene E. Bigler got the idea that Panama is handling eight million containers "mostly to U.S. consumers this year" ("Panama Canal expansion critical to the U.S.," March 18). The canal expansion project will have only a...
  • Brazil's Azul airlines planning U.S. launch in 2015; eyeing South Florida airports, WSJ reports

    Brazil's Azul airlines planning U.S. launch in 2015; eyeing South Florida airports, WSJ reports
    South Floridians could soon have a new option for flying to Brazil to visit loved ones, for vacation or to do business. Brazilian airline Azul has plans to expand to the U.S. in early 2015 and will begin flights to Fort Lauderdale or Miami, as well as...
  • Five questions

    Five questions
    A few years ago, Richard Larison was leading efforts for Johns Hopkins Medicine International to expand health care access at a local hospital in Panama City, Panama, when a thought popped into his head. "You know, there are still people in my own...
  • Panama's voters cast ballots in a tight presidential election

    Voters in Panama went to the polls Sunday to select a new president in an unusually tight race where the victor is likely to maintain free-market policies in Central America's fastest-growing economy. The new president will oversee an ambitious...
  • Panama vice president — an opposition candidate — is elected president

     Panama vice president — an opposition candidate — is elected president
    An opposition candidate was headed to victory Sunday in Panama as the region's fastest-growing economy voted for president in an unusually tight race. Almost complete results showed Juan Carlos Varela of a center-right party winning the presidency. "The...
  • Panama Canal expansion critical to the U.S. [Commentary]

    Work on the expansion of the Panama Canal, led by a European consortium, resumed recently after a disturbing interruption of the project because of a cost dispute. Completion of the work may now have been set back to December 2015 or later. The visit to...
  • Panama: Tour highlights the country beyond the canal

    Panama: Tour highlights the country beyond the canal
    The Panama Canal will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its opening on Aug. 15, but there’s much more to see in this often overlooked country than the impressive waterway. Travelers on Collette’s nine-day Discover Panama tour will begin...
  • Spirit tops in profitability, leads in complaints

    Spirit Airlines ranked among the world's most profitable airlines in 2013, according to an Airline Weekly profitability ranking released Monday. The Miramar-based low-cost carrier was No. 2 with a 17 percent operating profit margin, following Panama's...
  • FDLE: 'There will be more arrests' in case of mistakenly released killers

    One at a time, recaptured killers Charles Walker and Joseph Jenkins appeared briefly before a judge on Sunday, back in their inmate scrubs. It was a pit stop on the way back to prison, where they'll soon resume life sentences. They won't be the last...
  • Did dead Panhandle grave robbers steal their own burial plots?

    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...
  • Man wanted cop to be his partner in crime, police say

    Man wanted cop to be his partner in crime, police say
    Here's a new enterprising twist on the rent-a-cop business. Cops jailed Daniel Norona, 24, after they said he offered to pay a cop to help him commit a burglary --  knowing full well he was an officer of the law, reports WMBB ABC News-13 in Panama City....