Panama

Closing the Darién Gap with a barbed-wire fence

Immigration

Panama has started to build a barbed-wire fence in the Darien jungle between South and Central America. The goal is to stop migrants from reaching the US. But by blocking the trails most frequently used by the migrants, the fence has instead could reroute people on their journeys, pushing them to take dangerous detours.

Panama has relocated islanders affected by rising sea levels — and says many more villages also need to be moved

Climate Change
Sampling sancocho at Panama City's "El Trapiche"

Panamanians go ga-ga for a chicken stew called Sancocho

Lifestyle & Belief

Old-School Panamanian Reggae Run-Down

Old-School Panamanian Reggae Run-Down

SS Kroonland is seen on 2 February 1915 at the Culebra Cut while transiting the Panama Canal. Kroonland was the largest passenger ship to that time to transit the canal.

The Big Canal

A century ago, American engineers embarked on what was then the greatest building project in history. It took 10 years and 75,000 men to construct.