In Panama, scientists are racing to find and save frogs before they succumb to a virulent fungus that's been killing amphibians around the world. Sabri Ben-Achour reports on the effort to get frogs into what they're calling 'amphibian arks.'
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.
The Darién Gap is an impassable tangle of jungle and swamp between Panama and Colombia that forces journeys along the Pan-American Highway to come to full stop. Only a few hundred travelers annually make this trip.
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.
The World reports on a program launched in Panama to vaccinate ten-year-old girls against HPV, a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, but the government isn't saying the virus is spread by sex, and that's raising some ethical concerns.
After being detained in Panama Thursday, the US State Department said Friday that Robert Lady, a former CIA operative, is now headed back to the US. The strange part: Lady was held in Panama because he's a wanted man in Italy.