Panama

The Darien Gap

The Pan American highway doesn’t go all the way from South America to Canada without interruption. The road breaks in the dense forest between Panama and Columbia known as the Darien Gap. correspondent Jennie Erin Smith visited this beautifully inaccessible region and brought back tales of tamarins and paramilitaries.

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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.

Under the Mango Trees

In the first story in our holiday storytelling special "Celebrations in Latino Landscapes," Elida Guardia Bonet spins a tale of growing up in Panama and her love of mangoes.

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.