Celebrations in the streets as Panama qualify for World Cup for the first time
11 October 2017 | 10:04 am
Celebrations in the streets as Panama qualify for World Cup for the first time.
9 Dec 2020
"We play in many homes where ladies look very much like my mother," says Rey Azteca while fighting back the tears. He recently lost his mother to Covid-19, and is part of a group of mariachi musicians who played serenades outside houses and in a church in Panama City to celebrate Mother's Day.
23 Feb 2021
A group of demonstrators protest outside the Ministry of Social Development headquarters in Panama City to demand jail for those allegedly involved in the cases of minor abuse that occurred in shelters of the National Secretariat for Children, Adolescents and Family (SENNIAF), in a scandal that has shocked the Central American country.
25 Feb 2021
The Times of Malta announces "a momentous turning point" in the case of slain journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia after a suspect pleads guilty to planting the bomb that killed her. Still, "complete justice" remains to be seen. We also look at reactions to a report from the Guardian which found that 6,500 migrant workers have died building World Cup infrastructure in Qatar. Plus: Al Jazeera launches a news platform for US conservatives, French actor Gérard Depardieu is investigated for rape and finally, why Canadian butter is no longer melting.
2 Mar 2021
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is the "right time" for the United Kingdom and Ireland to launch a bid to host the 2030 soccer World Cup, while he added the country would also be willing to host extra Euro 2020 matches this year if required.
3 Mar 2021
This year's women's Rugby World Cup in New Zealand is set to be pushed back until next year after the sport's global governing body said it was difficult to host the event as planned due to uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
15 Mar 2021
School teacher Graciela has a long journey to work. She gives lessons to children from an isolated indigenous community in Panama, who have no access to classrooms amid the pandemic. "The journey is a bit long and dangerous, but she does it with love for the children and we really appreciate that," says community leader Evelyn Cabrera.
30 Mar 2021
Built by the US over a 30-year period, the strategically located Panama Canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. On January 1, 2000, Panama regained sovereignty over it, 85 years after its inauguration. Prior to that, the area around the canal had been a US colony: some 1,400 square kilometres, nicknamed "La Zona". Since its handover to Panama, most Americans have left this narrow strip of land. Our reporters Laurence Cuvillier and Matthieu Comin met those who have stayed behind, maintaining American traditions but with bitter memories for some Panamanians.
2 Apr 2021
President of FIFA Gianni Infantino names host cities for 2023 Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
18 Apr 2021
Unable to go to school due to the pandemic, Yoselin spends her days at her mother's work, playing with a cellphone or sleeping on the ground. Rafael looks bored following class behind a computer screen. And Carolina Castillon decided to take her children out of the system to homeschool them instead. This is the reality of education in Panama across social classes amid the pandemic, where children have not set foot in a classroom in 16 months, making the Central American country the one with the largest number of days without face-to-face education in the world, according to a UNICEF report.
16 May 2021
New Zealand's national women's team, the Black Ferns, showcase their own version of the haka at an exhibition in Auckland. Team captain Lesley Ketu says the fearsome Maori challenge would motivate the five-time World Cup winners as they defend their title on home soil for the first time.
28 May 2021
"I feel privileged to be 16 years old and get vaccinated in a Latin American country," says Eva, a resident of Panama's Taboga Island, where 90% of residents have now been vaccinated against Covid-19.
11 Aug 2021
"I'm desperate to win the Champions League and obviously keep hold of the Premier League title", says Jack Grealish as he enjoys the tag of becoming the most expensive English player in history following his £100 million ($139 million) transfer to Premier League champions Manchester City from Aston Villa.
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