• Suez Canal Mar 28

    2 Tugboats Speed to Egypt's Suez Canal as Shippers Avoid It

    Two additional tugboats are speeding to Egypt’s Suez Canal to aid efforts to free a skyscraper-sized container ship wedged for days across the crucial waterway. That’s even as major shippers increasingly divert their boats out of fear the vessel may take even longer to free. The massive Ever Given, a Panama-flagged, Japanese-owned ship that carries cargo between Asia and Europe,...

  • energy Mar 25

    Grounding of Cargo Ship in Suez Canal Could Hurt the LNG Market If Prolonged, Analyst Says

    The ship, called Ever Given, ran aground on Tuesday morning after losing the ability to steer amid high winds and a dust storm, the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) said in a statement.

  • Panama Jan 17, 2020

    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 24, 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...

  • Seattle Jul 22, 2019

    Mariano Rivera Closes Baseball HOF Induction Ceremony

    For Mariano Rivera, it was the culmination of a storied career, dreams of being the next Pelé long since forgotten. For Brandy Halladay, the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony was a tearful moment to reflect on the accomplishments of her late husband, and she handled a difficult task admirably. Rivera, the career saves leader and the first player unanimously...

  • Mexico Jun 17, 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...

  • San Francisco May 18, 2019

    $75 a Cuppa: Tasting the World's Most Expensive Coffee in San Francisco

    Just when you thought coffee was becoming ridiculously expensive, someone had to go and take it to a whole new level — and of course, it’s happening in San Francisco. A corner coffee shop is selling its most exotic brew for a record-breaking $75 a cup.

  • May 17, 2019

    Tasting the World's Most Expensive Coffee

    Just when you thought coffee was becoming ridiculously expensive, someone had to go and take it to a whole new level — and of course, it’s happening in San Francisco. A corner coffee shop is selling its most exotic brew for a record-breaking $75 a cup.

  • 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.

  • Nancy Pelosi May 13, 2019

    Maduro's Foes Fill Embassies in Venezuela as Crisis Deepens

    From the lush tropical garden of the Chilean ambassador’s residence, Venezuelan opposition leader Freddy Guevara takes a much-anticipated call from a foreign diplomat and asks him to protect a fellow lawmaker fleeing President Nicolás Maduro’s latest crackdown. “Gracias, Gracias ambassador. In the name of all of us,” said Guevara speaking into his cellphone as he sits down for a rare...

  • 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...

  • San Francisco Feb 3, 2019

    Lletget Leads US to 2nd Straight Win Under Berhalter

    Sebastian Lletget scored and assisted in his return to the site of his career-interrupting foot injury two years ago, leading the United States over Costa Rica 2-0 in an exhibition Saturday that made Gregg Berhalter just the third coach to win his first two matches with the American national team.

  • 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...

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