July 30, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya encouraged the Panamanian government on Monday to strengthen the rights of its indigenous people and ensure they are allowed to preserve their land and autonomy. Anaya's call comes in response to allegations by indigenous ...[read more]
June 15, 2013
by G. Redd
The Court of Cassation of Argentina, the highest criminal court, sentenced former Argentine President Carlos Menem of selling illegal weapons to Croatia and Ecuador during his presidency. The now-Senator Menem pleaded innocence, claiming that the weapons were intended for Panama and Venezuela but ...[read more]
March 24, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On March 24, 2010, the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida revoked a stay of extradition for Manuel Noriega, the former military leader and ruler of Panama. While Noriega was incarcerated in the US, France requested his extradition on charges of money laundering. US Secretary of ...[read more]
November 23, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On November 23, 2011, a French appeals court ruled that former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega could be extradited to Panama, where he would face charges of human rights violations committed during his rule. Noriega had already been convicted of three counts of human rights violations, with ...[read more]
October 12, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On October 12, 2011, the US Congress approved free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea, the first trade partnerships the US had made in years. The US hoped the agreement would boost exports as well as protect US intellectual property within those countries. The last country to ...[read more]
September 28, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The National Assembly of Panama on Wednesday approved a controversial new copyright law that allows authorities to fine infringers without a trial or civil lawsuit. The bill would grant broad powers to the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to impose fines of up to USD $100,000 on individuals found ...[read more]
February 17, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
Carlos Perez, one of four El Universo managers convicted of libel against Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, was granted asylum by Panama on Thursday. El Universo is the second largest newspaper in Ecuador. Two of the four men, Cesar and Nicolas Perez, have already fled to Miami. The ...[read more]
February 8, 2012
by Katherine Getty
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya urged the Panamanian government on Tuesday to open a dialogue with the country's indigenous peoples in an effort to alleviate tension and reduce violence. The request comes after one indigenous group occupied portions of the ...[read more]
December 12, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega was extradited from France to Panama Sunday to face charges of human rights violations for crimes allegedly committed during his 1981-1989 rule. He was already convicted on three counts of human rights violations in absentia, and each count carries a 20- ...[read more]
November 23, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A French appeals court ruled Wednesday that former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega can be extradited to Panama. Noriega faces charges of human rights violations in Panama for crimes allegedly committed during his 1981-1989 rule. He was already convicted on three counts of human rights ...[read more]

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