Panama ex-dictator Noriega in coma after brain surgery

Mar 8, 2017

Panama ex-dictator Noriega in coma after brain surgery

Former Panamanian dictator, CIA spy and convicted cocaine trafficker Manuel Noriega was in a coma on Tuesday after suffering a hemorrhage from an operation to remove a benign brain tumor, representatives for the 83-year-old said. "He has a major brain hemorrhage and is in serious ...

Tanker runs aground in Kagoshima; no injuries reported

Feb 11, 2017

Tanker runs aground in Kagoshima; no injuries reported

A Panamanian-registered tanker ran aground on an island in Kagoshima Prefecture on Saturday but none of the crew were injured, the Japan Coast Guard said. All 18 crew members — 17 Myanmar nationals and a Taiwanese — on the 5,404-ton Sagan were rescued by helicopter ...

Apr 5, 2016

Panama rejects money-launderer label following documents leak

Panamanians have long shrugged off their country's checkered reputation as a financial haven for drug lords, tax dodgers and corrupt oligarchs. If they are crooks, they've learned from the world's wealthy nations, according to a common joke. That same defensiveness has re-emerged amid the fallout ...