A multibillion-dollar expansion of the Panama Canal is proving a boon to scientists. The construction has revealed a trove of fossils, revealing a wide array of creatures that lived at the southern end of North America 20 millions years ago.
In their debates, Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have clashed repeatedly over the economy. In the final debate, Romney vowed to focus on Latin America, an area where he said Obama hasn't engaged — but is that even possible?
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.
An epidemic, the disease chytrid, is spreading among the world'a amphibian population, decimating whole species. Now, scientists are building arks in an effort to save species before the disease can wipe them out.
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.'
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.