• Panama Jan 17

    Panama: 7 Killed, 14 Tortured in Exorcism Terror Rituals

    Seven people were killed in a bizarre religious ritual in a jungle community in Panama, in which indigenous residents were rounded up by about 10 lay preachers and tortured, beaten, burned and hacked with machetes to make them “repent their sins,” authorities said Thursday.

  • Panama Dec 19, 2019

    30 Years After US Invasion, Panamanian Families Seek Answers

    Thirty years after the U.S. invasion that ousted dictator Manuel Noriega, relatives of Panamanians who disappeared have new hope for answers about the fate of their loved ones. Their hope lies in a Truth Commmission established in 2016 that has compiled evidence leading to the exhumation of anonymous bodies early next year at a Panama City cemetery. The remains will...

  • Mexico Nov 23, 2019

    Tougher US Asylum Policy Follows in Europe's Footsteps

    Nkeze wasn’t home when Cameroonian militants came knocking, probably to deliver their signature ultimatum to join their separatist movement or have his writing arm cut off. The 24-year-old economics student escaped to Douala, the country’s largest city, only to learn that the government wanted to arrest him for participating in a university protest. He then flew to Ecuador and traveled...

  • Mexico Jun 16, 2019

    Record Number of African Migrants Coming to Mexican Border

    Undaunted by a dangerous journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border Patrol agents more accustomed to Spanish-speaking migrants. Officials in Texas and even Maine are scrambling to absorb the sharp increase in African migrants. They are coming to America after...

  • Donald Trump Jun 4, 2019

    Hotel Investor Claims Trump Evaded Taxes in Panama

    The majority owner of a former Trump-branded hotel in Panama alleged in a court filing on Monday that the U.S. president’s company misrepresented finances of the building to evade taxes in the country. A filing in New York federal court by property owner Orestes Fintiklis alleges that President Donald Trump’s hotel management company evaded income and social security taxes...

  • Donald Trump Jun 4, 2019

    Hotel Investor Claims Trump Evaded Taxes in Panama

    The majority owner of a former Trump-branded hotel in Panama alleged in a court filing on Monday that the U.S. president’s company misrepresented finances of the building to evade taxes in the country. A filing in New York federal court by property owner Orestes Fintiklis alleges that President Donald Trump’s hotel management company evaded income and social security taxes...

  • New York Jun 3, 2019

    BBB Warns of Students in New York, Other States Falling Victim to Fake Online Bookseller

    The Better Business Bureau serving the New York metro area is alerting the public of an alleged fake online bookseller duping students nationwide.

  • Instagram May 25, 2019

    Nike Cancels Puerto Rico-Homage Sneaker With Panama Design After Public Outcry

    Nike won’t release a version of its Air Force 1 shoe meant to celebrate Puerto Rico, after an indigenous group in Panama objected to one of its traditional designs being used on the sneaker.

  • San Francisco May 14, 2019

    World's Most Expensive Coffee? $75/Cup Sold in San Francisco Bay Area

    A tasting of the exclusive Elida Geisha Natural was held over the weekend at Klatch Coffee’s San Francisco location. Those who handed over $75 were treated to a hand poured cup of the award-winning coffee.

  • San Francisco May 14, 2019

    World's Most Expensive Coffee? $75/Cup Sold in San Francisco Bay Area

    A tasting of the exclusive Elida Geisha Natural was held over the weekend at Klatch Coffee’s San Francisco location. Those who handed over $75 were treated to a hand poured cup of the award-winning coffee.

  • head May 4, 2019

    How African Americans Disappeared From the Kentucky Derby

    When the horses enter the gate for the 145th Kentucky Derby, their jockeys will hail from Venezuela, New Mexico, Panama and France. None will be African-American. That’s been the norm for quite a while. When Marlon St. Julien rode the Derby in 2000, he became the first black man to get a mount since 1921. It wasn’t always this way....

  • president Apr 27, 2019

    Hours After Mass Escape, Migrants Chant for Food, Freedom

    About 600 mostly Cuban migrants who were part of a mass escape from a southern Mexico immigration detention center a day earlier remained at large Friday evening, immigration authorities said. Mexico’s National Immigration Institute said in a statement that rather than the 1,300 escapees it reported Thursday night, only 645 migrants had actually fled. It said only 35 of those...

  • Facebook Mar 16, 2019

    US Eliminates Coveted 5-Year Tourist Visa for Cubans

    The U.S. State Department said Friday that it is eliminating a coveted five-year tourist visa for Cubans, dealing a heavy blow to entrepreneurs and Cuban members of divided families, who used the visas to see relatives in the United States and buy precious supplies for their businesses on the island. The elimination of the visa cuts a vital link between...

  • Singer Feb 27, 2019

    Spanish Court Summons Shakira to Answer Tax Evasion Charges

    A Spanish court investigating Shakira for possibly evading 14.5 million euros ($16.4 million) in taxes has called on the pop music star to testify in mid-June.

  • United States Feb 19, 2019

    Catholic Religious Orders Apologize for Sex Abuse Inaction, Cover-Ups

    Catholic religious orders from around the world apologized Tuesday for having failed to respond when their priests raped children, acknowledging that their family-like communities blinded them to sexual abuse and led to misplaced loyalties, denial and cover-ups. The two umbrella organizations representing the world’s religious orders issued a joint statement ahead of Pope Francis’ sex abuse prevention summit, which opens...

  • California Jan 27, 2019

    Pope Seeks Peace in Venezuela Crisis But Doesn't Pick Sides

    Pope Francis called Sunday for a “just and peaceful solution” to Venezuela’s political crisis as he wrapped up a visit to Panama for a World Youth Day rally that was overshadowed by the upheaval unfolding nearby. Francis refused again to say if the Holy See would recognize opposition leader Juan Guaido in his claim for the presidency, which has been...

  • Europe Jan 2, 2019

    Move to England Makes Pulisic Most Expensive US Soccer Player

    Christian Pulisic became the most expensive American soccer player in history after completing a transfer to English club Chelsea from Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

  • King Jun 25, 2018

    Prince William Arrives in Israel for Historic Royal Visit

    Prince William arrived in Israel on Monday for the first-ever official visit of a member of the British royal family to the tumultuous region London once ruled. Arriving from neighboring Jordan, the Duke of Cambridge landed at Israel’s Ben-Gurion International Airport and then departed to Jerusalem, where he will stay at the elegant King David Hotel, site of the former...

  • Coach Jun 24, 2018

    World Cup: Colombia Knocks Poland Out of the World Cup, 3-0

    Radamel Falcao’s first career World Cup goal has helped Colombia keep alive its hopes of qualifying for the knockout stage of the World Cup and eliminate Poland with a 3-0 win. A Yerry Mina header from a floated James Rodriguez pass put Colombia in front just before halftime. Falcao made it 2-0 in the 70th before Juan Cuadrado sealed it...

  • Mexico Jun 23, 2018

    World Cup: Mexico Beats South Korea, Germany Takes Sweden

    The desperate world champions from Germany were seconds from losing control of their World Cup fate when Toni Kroos whispered to Marco Reus just outside Sweden’s penalty area. With the score tied in the fifth minute of stoppage time, Kroos seemed to remind Reus of a trick play from training that will live in World Cup lore. The Germans, down...

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