Magnitude 5.9 quake hits Panama-Colombia border, no reports of damage

A magnitude 5.9 quake struck the forested Panama-Colombia border on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage. 

Jurgen Klinsmann job safe despite USA Gold Cup losses
Jurgen Klinsmann job safe despite USA Gold Cup losses

Jurgen Klinsmann`s job as US national coach is safe for the time being,despite a disappointing fourth place finish in the Gold Cup, US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati said.

Jurgen Klinsmann vows US will learn from Panama loss
Jurgen Klinsmann vows US will learn from Panama loss

Jurgen Klinsmann still isn`t sure how his US team that beat the Dutch and Germans last month wound up fourth in the Gold Cup after two embarrassing defeats.

Panama beats USA on penalties for third in Gold Cup
Panama beats USA on penalties for third in Gold Cup

Reserve goalkeeper Luis Mejia denied the last three US shooters and suspension-weakened Panama edged the United States 3-2 on penalties Saturday to claim third place in the Gold Cup.

Panama fined, players suspended over Gold Cup uproar
Panama fined, players suspended over Gold Cup uproar

Two Panamanian footballers have been suspended and the country`s federation ordered to pay an undisclosed fine following the mayhem which erupted towards the end of their stormy Gold Cup semi-final exit, a statement said Friday. 

Diego Maradona demands replay of controversial Gold Cup semi-final
Diego Maradona demands replay of controversial Gold Cup semi-final

 Argentina football legend Diego Maradona has voiced his support for Panama demanding replay of the Gold Cup semi-final where they were ousted by Mexico in controversial circumstances.

Gold Cup: Humbled USA begins fightback against Panama
Gold Cup: Humbled USA begins fightback against Panama

Still recovering from a shock semi-final loss to Jamaica, the United States seeks redemption against Panama in Saturday`s Gold Cup third-place consolation match with an eye on key upcoming contests.

Panama yells `robbery` after loss to Mexico
Panama yells `robbery` after loss to Mexico

Mexico advanced to the Gold Cup final Wednesday after a controversial penalty kick goal that had Panama coach Hernan Dario Gomez saying his team was robbed of a rightful victory.

Andres Guardado brace lifts Mexico over 10-man Panama
Andres Guardado brace lifts Mexico over 10-man Panama

Andres Guardado scored twice on penalty kicks Wednesday to give Mexico a 2-1 extra-time triumph over 10-man Panama and a berth against Jamaica in the Gold Cup final.

Jamaica stuns USA 2-1 to reach Gold Cup final
Jamaica stuns USA 2-1 to reach Gold Cup final

Jamaica`s "Reggae Boyz" stunned defending champion United States 2-1 Wednesday in a Gold Cup semi-final, becoming the first Caribbean squad to reach the final by shocking the heavily favored hosts.

Jaime Penedo`s save sends Panama to Gold Cup semis
Jaime Penedo`s save sends Panama to Gold Cup semis

Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo denied Trinidad and Tobago`s Lester Peltier in the ninth round of penalty kicks Sunday to send the Central American side into the Gold Cup semi-finals.

Panama president urges nation to accept Noriega apology

Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela urged the nation Thursday to forgive jailed former dictator Manuel Noriega after he apologized to victims of his 1983-1989 regime.

Panama`s ex-dictator Noriega apologizes to victims

Jailed Panamanian ex-dictator Manuel Noriega has apologized to victims of his 1983-1989 regime, which a truth commission found abducted and murdered opponents before his ouster in a US invasion.

Panama tops, US falls in well-being ranking: Gallup
Panama tops, US falls in well-being ranking: Gallup

  Residents of Panama topped an annual ranking of well-being released on Wednesday, while Afghanistan ranked last and the United States took a tumble.

Two North Koreans jailed in Panama over Cuba arms cache

A court in Panama jailed two North Koreans for 12 years for trying to smuggle Cuban weapons through the Panama Canal in an incident which raised international suspicions, their attorney said Sunday.

Powerhouses Argentina out of U-20 World Cup
Powerhouses Argentina out of U-20 World Cup

Six-times champions Argentina have suffered an ignominious early exit from the under-20 World Cup in New Zealand after they drew their final Group B game 0-0 in Wellington on Friday.

GM mosquitoes prove effective against dengue in Panama

Panama's Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health found in a recent study that genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes can be used to combat dengue with a high degree of effectiveness, scientists involved in the project said.

Panama president values corruption scandal at nearly $100 million

Panama may have lost nearly $100 million dollars to government corruption during the administration of president Ricardo Martinelli, his successor said in an interview published Wednesday.

Former Colombia midfielder Freddy Rincon wanted by Interpol
Former Colombia midfielder Freddy Rincon wanted by Interpol

Former Colombia, Real Madrid and Corinthians midfielder Freddy Rincon is wanted for questioning about drug crimes in Panama, Interpol said on Wednesday.

Africa market of future for illegal drugs: UN official

Africa is the market of the future for illegal drugs, a top UN narcotics official said Tuesday, predicting the continent would go from transport hub to major consumer.