- Panama Canal installs final lock gate as part of expansion Updated: Apr-28-15 11:16 pm
PANAMA CITY - The Panama Canal is installing the last of 16 giant lock gates that are a key part of the waterway's multibillion-dollar expansion.
- Panama acts to clean up reputation for money laundering Updated: Apr-23-15 6:19 pm
PANAMA CITY - Panama took a major step in an effort to clean up its reputation as Latin America's premier hub for money laundering.
- Man pleads not guilty in killing of missing girlfriend Updated: Apr-17-15 10:10 pm
SAN DIEGO - A California man pleaded not guilty Friday to murder charges in the death of his girlfriend, whose skeletal remains were discovered in a jungle in Panama two years after she disappeared.
- Obama-Castro meeting overshadows anti-US line at summit Updated: Apr-12-15 9:45 am
PANAMA CITY - As usual when Latin America's leftist leaders get together with U.S. officials, there were plenty of swipes at the U.S. during the seventh Summit of the Americas.
- Obama meets Venezuela's president on sidelines of summit Updated: Apr-11-15 10:22 pm
PANAMA CITY - President Barack Obama met privately with his Venezuelan counterpart Saturday amid a bitter dispute between the two nations over recent U.S. sanctions on seven senior Venezuelan officials.
- In historic face to face, Obama, Castro vow to turn the page Updated: Apr-11-15 9:29 pm
PANAMA CITY - President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro sat down together Saturday in the first formal meeting of the two country's leaders in a half-century, pledging to reach for the kind of peaceful relationship that has eluded their nations for generations.
- Obama says Brazilian president to visit US in June Updated: Apr-11-15 8:26 pm
PANAMA CITY - President Barack Obama says Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will visit Washington this summer, nearly two years after she canceled a similar trip to protest U.S. spy programs.
- Obama says partisanship over Iran deal has gone too far Updated: Apr-11-15 8:05 pm
PANAMA CITY - President Barack Obama said Saturday that partisan wrangling over the emerging nuclear agreement with Iran and on other foreign policy matters has gone beyond the pale, singling out two senior Republican senators for particularly harsh criticism. "It needs to stop," he declared.
- Obama: Hillary Clinton would be an 'excellent president' Updated: Apr-11-15 7:01 pm
PANAMA CITY - President Barack Obama says he thinks Hillary Rodham Clinton would be "an excellent president."
- Latest on Americas Summit: US sees progress in Colombia Updated: Apr-11-15 3:00 pm
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- White House: Iran deal requires phased sanctions removal Updated: Apr-10-15 4:50 pm
PANAMA CITY - The White House pushed back Friday against declarations from Iran's leaders that any nuclear deal must include an immediate lifting of sanctions, indicating President Barack Obama will walk away from negotiations unless sanctions are removed over time.
- Obama, Castro speak by phone amid effort to restore ties Updated: Apr-10-15 9:14 am
- Boeing, Copa sign deal for jets during nations' summit Updated: Apr-10-15 9:02 am
PANAMA CITY - U.S.-based Boeing has concluded an agreement with Panama's Copa Airlines for a $6.6 billion purchase of 61 airline jets on the sidelines of the Summit of the Americas.
- Top US, Cuba diplomats hold highest-level meeting in decades Updated: Apr-10-15 3:26 am
WASHINGTON - The top U.S. and Cuban diplomats have met in Panama in the highest-level meeting between the two governments in more than half a century.
- Obama turns to diplomacy at Americas summit Updated: Apr-09-15 9:52 pm
PANAMA CITY - President Barack Obama sought to reassert U.S. influence in the Caribbean and the Americas with pledges of energy assistance and diplomatic fence mending Thursday, a mix of modest steps and high ambition for a region struggling with economic and political stresses.
- Obama: Decision near on removing Cuba from terror list Updated: Apr-09-15 1:52 pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica - President Barack Obama will act soon on a recommendation about whether to remove Cuba from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, he said Thursday as he opened a three-day trip to the Caribbean and Central America.
- Panama court lifts Martinelli's immunity from prosecution Updated: Apr-09-15 12:04 am
PANAMA CITY - 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.
- Cuban dissidents heckled at Americas Summit Updated: Apr-08-15 8:11 pm
PANAMA CITY - 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.
- Stronger US economy and dollar tighten Latin American ties Updated: Apr-08-15 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON - In Mexico City, an auto parts company expects to ride a resurgent U.S. auto industry to $1 billion in annual revenue by 2016.
- Panama's president an unlikely champion for clean government Updated: Apr-08-15 12:02 am
PANAMA CITY - President Juan Carlos Varela is an unlikely champion of clean government in Panama.
- Latin America silent on Venezuela as US airs rights concerns Updated: Apr-07-15 5:07 pm
PANAMA CITY - 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.
- Cuba-US warming held up by listing of Cuba as terror sponsor Updated: Apr-06-15 7:07 pm
HAVANA - American hopes of opening an embassy in Havana before presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro meet at a regional summit this week have been snarled in disputes about Cuba's presence on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terror and U.S. diplomats' freedom to travel and talk to ordinary Cubans without restriction, officials say.