Panama City

A colorful mural with words in Spanish that read "Never forget, never forgive."

Panamanians remember 1989 US invasion and continue to demand justice and accountability

Conflict & Justice

Dec. 20 is a national day of mourning in Panama in memory of the victims of the 1989 US invasion of the country. At the time, it was the largest invasion since Vietnam and the first after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In the US, it was heralded as liberating the country from dictator Manuel Noriega, a former US ally. But in Panama, many saw it as something much different. The victims of the US action are still demanding justice.

A sign of the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower Panama is seen in Panama City, Panama October 11, 2017.

Trump’s first international hotel wants to ditch his name

Manuel Noriega, Panama's former dictator, when he was 77

Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dead at 83

Global Politics
Sampling sancocho at Panama City's "El Trapiche"

Panamanians go ga-ga for a chicken stew called Sancocho

Lifestyle & Belief
Panama Martyrs Day

50 years ago this week, riots determined the fate of the Panama Canal

Global Politics

After six years and billions of dollars, the Panama Canal expansion may grind to a halt

The widening of the Panama Canal is nearing completion, and could be ready to allow bigger ships to pass through next year. But a European consortium constructing the new locks says it wants more money to finish the job.

Panama Canal Expansion Exposes Fossilized Treasures, Revealing Rare Glimpse Into Earth’s History

Arts, Culture & Media

A multibillion-dollar expansion of the Panama Canal is proving a boon to scientists. The construction has revealed a trove of fossils, revealing a wide array of creatures that lived at the southern end of North America 20 millions years ago.

The World

Captain Morgan’s cannons

Arts, Culture & Media

A river runs through the Geo Quiz: The Central American river on our radar today has been a busy waterway for the past five centuries. Pirates and traders famously plied these waters including the famed Captain Henry Morgan.

The World

Geo Answer

Arts, Culture & Media

Today’s answer is Camino de Cruces in Panama. It’s part of centuries old path that crosses the country from the Caribbean to the Pacific. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with biologist Roland Kays, who’s following the trail with 4 of his friends.