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28 May
"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.
18 Apr
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.
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.
21 Sep 2020
A group of doctors and veterinarians in Panama test new mechanical respirator prototypes on pigs.
19 Feb 2019
The EU's dirty-money blacklist should be widened to include Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Panama, the European Commission has urged. The proposal still hinges on approval by the European Parliament and EU member states.
11 Oct 2017
Celebrations in the streets as Panama qualify for World Cup for the first time.
7 Oct 2017
Christian Pulisic and Jozy Altidore lead the United States to crucial 4-0 win over Panama in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying match.

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