Panama - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Panama Man pleads guilty to smuggling dozens from Pakistan to US WASHINGTON (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Wednesday to helping smuggle dozens of people from Pakistan and Afghanistan into the United States by way of dangerous treks through Brazil and Latin America. Sharafat Ali Khan, 32, described by prosecutors as a Pakistani national and fromer resident of Brazil, pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to smuggle undocumented migrants int... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:27:00 GMT 2017-04-12T22:27:00Z US soccer rebounds with 4 points in 2 qualifiers under Arena PANAMA CITY (AP) — Omar Gonzalez looked relieved as he spoke in the tunnel underneath Estadio Rommel Fernandez. Last in the standings with a 0-2 record last week, the United States jumped to fourth with a 6-0 rout of Honduras at home followed by a difficult point earned in a physical 1-1 draw at Panama on Tuesday night. "Well, we wanted... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:54:00 GMT 2017-03-29T15:54:00Z Dempsey, Pulisic star again as US ties 1-1 at Panama PANAMA CITY (AP) — Christian Pulisic was sent tumbling to the ground early on. The 18-year-old phenom bounced back up, and so did the United States. Pulisic made an outstanding individual move to spin a defender and feed Clint Dempsey for his 56th international goal, and the Americans hung on for an important 1-1 draw against Panama on Tuesday night that kept up their reboun... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:46:00 GMT 2017-03-29T05:46:00Z After late goals broke Panama's hearts in 2013, US returns PANAMA CITY (AP) — With Panama about 90 seconds from reaching a playoff against New Zealand for a World Cup berth, Graham Zusi and Aron Johannsson scored in second-half stoppage time four years ago to give the already qualified United States a 3-2 win and eliminate the hosts. "You felt this place dip," Jozy Altidore recalled Monday. "You heard people cryi... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 02:18:00 GMT 2017-03-28T02:18:00Z Dempsey hat trick lifts US over Honduras 6-0 to rebound SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Just before they walked onto the field for a critical World Cup qualifier, American players received a message from Bruce Arena. "I have this copyrighted, but it was something to the effect of: first shot, first tackle, first goal," the returning coach said. "I have T-shirt rights to that." Their response was emp... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 07:38:00 GMT 2017-03-25T07:38:00Z With fans freaking out, Arena hopes to start US rebound SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A new coach is making the decisions after a pair of historically bad games. Nearly half the projected starters are sidelined. Fans are freaking out that the United States' streak of consecutive World Cup appearances might end at seven. On the eve of his first competitive international match in nearly 11 years, Br... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 01:24:00 GMT 2017-03-24T01:24:00Z Tim Howard always stayed optimistic he'd be healthy for US SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — As his U.S. teammates trained under cloudy skies on a brisk Bay Area morning, Tim Howard sat stretching on the sideline. He loosened up his shoulders. He balanced on his left leg and worked his hips. This is the new normal for Howard, fresh off his 38th birthday and a November surgery on his right thigh to repair... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 01:49:00 GMT 2017-03-21T01:49:00Z Arena will be cautious with players for World Cup qualifying MILLBRAE, Calif. (AP) — Bruce Arena is preparing for a pair of critical World Cup qualifiers this month uncertain about the availabilities of forward Clint Dempsey, defender Geoff Cameron and goalkeeper Tim Howard. Arena spoke Monday with Cameron, who told him he was a bit sore after playing a full match for Stoke on Saturday for the first time since inju... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 02:02:00 GMT 2017-03-07T02:02:00Z AP PHOTOS: Best of Carnival in Latin America, Caribbean This gallery is a selection of some of the best moments captured during Carnival celebrations by Associated Press photographers across Latin America and the Caribbean. The highlight of the year for many in Brazil is Rio de Janeiro's over-the-top party and competition at the famed Sambadrome. This year featured sensual red devils, the classic high-heeled women in barely cover... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:18:00 GMT 2017-03-01T14:18:00Z The Latest: Trump invites Panama, Trinidad-Tobago leaders WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 10:50 p.m. President Donald Trump discussed what the White House calls "shared priorities" in phone calls to the leaders of Panama and the twin-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. In statements late Sunday, the White House says Trump spoke to Pr... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:01:00 GMT 2017-02-20T04:01:00Z Panama arrests partners in Mossack-Fonseca firm PANAMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in Panama say they've formally arrested the partners of a law firm involved in last year's "Panama Papers" scandal, in which thousands of pages of documents related to offshore accounts were leaked. The arrests announced Saturday are related to another scandal involving bribes paid by the Brazilian company Odebrecht. Ramon F... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 20:45:00 GMT 2017-02-11T20:45:00Z Panama raids homes of law firm partners in Brazil bribe case PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panamanian anti-corruption prosecutors have searched the homes of the partners of a law firm accused of setting up offshore accounts that allowed a Brazilian construction company to funnel bribes to multiple countries. Public Ministry agents arrived Friday at the homes of Ramon Fonseca Mora and Jurgen Mossack of the Mossack-Fonseca firm... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 01:59:00 GMT 2017-02-11T01:59:00Z Panama Canal Authority assures safety after report on wear PANAMA CITY (AP) — The Panama Canal Authority insisted Thursday its new expanded locks are safe and handling increased traffic from the $5.25 billion expansion project inaugurated last June. The statement came a day after The Associated Press, citing captains who navigate the waterway, reported that the locks' rubber defenses have been worn down prematurely by repeated conta... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:45:00 GMT 2017-02-10T00:45:00Z US policy change on Cuban migrants leaves many stranded PANAMA CITY (AP) — It took three months for Gabriel Marin and his wife, Yansiel, to make it from their home in eastern Cuba to this migrant shelter in Panama's capital. The goal was the United States and now the door that spurred their odyssey has slammed shut. Hundreds of people like Marin were stranded in transit in South and Central America on Thursday... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:16:00 GMT 2017-01-13T22:16:00Z Navy's futuristic-looking USS Zumwalt arriving in homeport SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Navy's most technologically advanced destroyer is arriving at its homeport after dealing with some glitches along the way. The stealthy USS Zumwalt arrives Thursday in San Diego, where it'll begin installation of combat systems and further testing and evaluation. The ship was commissioned in October in Baltimore and... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 17:02:00 GMT 2016-12-08T17:02:00Z