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Tropical forest, beach-facing suites and luxury tents
Scotland Yard seeking extradition from Germany of fraudster Mogens Hauschildt
Passengers were amazed when their British captain sailed on – and horrified to learn later that two of the castaways died
Six men have been saved from drowning after their boat capsized as they were days away from entering the record books as the first crew to row across the Atlantic in a month.
Set apart from the big mainland resorts, this low-key luxury retreat on Isla Boca Brava offers sanctuary, says Sarah Gilbert
For ladies with a passion for beauty and fashion
An international team of marine archaeologists has recovered six iron cannon from a reef in shallow waters not far from the mouth of the Panama Canal. They believe the weapons were lost during one of the less glorious chapters of British adventurism in the 17th-century featuring Captain Henry Morgan.
Diplomatic cables published by the website WikiLeaks have plunged the United States into a diplomatic row with Panama over the secret intelligence-gathering work of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in the Central American country.
New links and routes are making it easier to get around Central America. Mark Rowe reports
Starring Joaquin Phoenix
The extraordinary story of the ballerina's role in a coup attempt has been revealed by the National Archives
Panamanian dictator toppled by Bush Sr extradited on money-laundering charge
Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega arrived in Paris from the United States today after being extradited to France, where he has been convicted on money laundering charges.