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Global Politics

Manuel Noriega Returns to Panama

Ex-Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega is sitting in a minimum security prison in Panama these days. A US military invasion toppled the dictator in 1989 and he's been tucked away in prison cells in Miami and France ever since.

Arts, Culture & Media

Captain Morgan's cannons

A river runs through the Geo Quiz: The Central American river on our radar today has been a busy waterway for the past five centuries. Pirates and traders famously plied these waters including the famed Captain Henry Morgan.

Global Politics

Manuel Noriega Returns to Panama

Ex-Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega is sitting in a minimum security prison in Panama these days. A US military invasion toppled the dictator in 1989 and he's been tucked away in prison cells in Miami and France ever since.

Global Scan

If you want to climb Everest, you're going to have to help clean it up

if you've ever thought about climbing Mount Everest, you better pack an extra trash bag. A new rule requires all climbers to bring down eight kilograms of garbage over and above their own trash. Odds are they won't be bringing down banana peals, at least if you believe new research that bananas could be under threat. That and more, in today's Global Scan.

Science, Tech & Environment

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz today we were looking for a Central American country that's a popular stopover for migrating hawks. Panama is the answer, and reporter Murray Carpenter takes us to a hawk watch in Panama City.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Answer

Today's answer is Camino de Cruces in Panama. It's part of centuries old path that crosses the country from the Caribbean to the Pacific. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with biologist Roland Kays, who's following the trail with 4 of his friends.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer postcard

For today's Geo Quiz, we asked what direction you're traveling in if you're crossing the Panama by train from the Pacific to the Atlantic. The answer is northwest. Reporter Murray Carpenter recently took the train ride and sent us an audio postcard.

Arts, Culture & Media

Panama! 3

We're going to hear a little music from Panama for today's Global Hit. It's from a CD is called Panama 3. It's part of a three CD collection of historic music from Panama released by Sound Way records. We hear from music critic Tom Schnabel.

Arts, Culture & Media

Captain Morgan's cannons

A river runs through the Geo Quiz: The Central American river on our radar today has been a busy waterway for the past five centuries. Pirates and traders famously plied these waters including the famed Captain Henry Morgan.