By The Latin Kitchen | 11/03/2015 - 14:29
November 3 marks the anniversary of Panama's separation from Colombia. In celebration, we're bringing you a Panamanian spin on a beloved Latin recipe, tamal de olla.
By Cristina Arreola | 09/11/2013 - 15:27
Ever considered moving to a different country? It looks like Latin America is a good bet!
According to the 2013 World Happiness Report, Latin America showed the most improvement and potential for becoming the happiest region in the world. While Northern Europe still dominated the rankings, Latin America and the Caribbean showed a significant increase in average happiness.
By Angie Romero | 09/20/2011 - 11:00
We introduced you to Joey Montana, one of Panama’s hottest and most buzzed-about singer/songwriters to emerge in the last years. His first solo album, Flow Con Clase, continues to churn out hit singles. Staying true to his persona of “pop-urban artist with a romantic essence,” the dimple-faced cutie has gifted Latina with our very own “Quinceañera” track! It sounds like it would be the perfect theme song for Quiero Mis Quinces, if you ask us.
By Amaris Castillo | 09/20/2011 - 08:00
Mariano Rivera, the closer for the New York Yankees who made the cut fastball famous, set the Major League Baseball (MLB) all-times saves record last night with 602 saves. Until yesterday, the Panamanian 41-year-old athlete’s career saves were tied 601 to retired player Trevor Hoffman. “For the first time in my career, I’m on the mound alone,” Rivera told the Associated Press.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/23/2011 - 16:31
Though it has been years since Los Rakas lived in Panama, the country’s plena and reggae music maintain a prominent foothold in the duo’s work. So great is the influence that the group, made up of cousins Raka Dun and Raka Rich, have married the sounds almost effortlessly with hip-hop. The result is Chancletas y Camisetas Bordada, the duo’s first official EP – available on iTunes today.
By Elayne Fluker | 04/27/2010 - 16:24
Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega, 76—who recently completed his US sentence for drug racketeering and money laundering—has been fighting extradition to France since early last year. Reportedly, the former Panamanian president laundered $25 million in cocaine profits through various major French banks and pruchased three lavish Paris apartments using drug money. Now, it seems like the French may finally get their chance to prosecute Noriega.
By Dorkys Ramos | 01/08/2009 - 16:47
Although Gen. Manuel Antonio Noriega has completed his U.S. sentence for drug racketeering and money laundering, his trials are far from over.
Now France wants to try him on charges of laundering $25 million in cocaine profits through three major French banks and investing in three lavish Paris apartments with drug cash. But Noriega refuses to go down without a fight.
On January 14, a federal appeals court will hear arguments on Noriega’s claim that as a POW he should be sent back to Panama, 19 years after a U.S. invasion removed him from power.