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Growing numbers of Chinese citizens set their sights on the US – via the deadly Darién Gap
Surge in number of disillusioned Chinese citizens fleeing to the US by trekking through the dangerous jungle between Colombia and Panama

Alicia Chen in Necoclí

09, Mar, 2023 @1:34 AM

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At least 39 migrants killed in Panama bus crash after crossing Darién Gap
Vehicle carrying families migrating to the US plunged off escarpment near town of Gualaca when driver lost control – reports

Tom Phillips Latin America correspondent

15, Feb, 2023 @7:24 PM

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Gulf royals own more than £1bn of UK property via tax havens
New government register shows how offshore jurisdictions used for ownership of nearly 200 properties including hotels and country estates

Rob Davies

28, Jan, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Counterfeiting, contraband, cocaine: how Panama’s trade hub lost its lustre
Colón’s free trade zone was meant to be hub for the Americas but it has become a byword for drugs, gangs and violence

Mat Youkee in Colón

26, Jan, 2023 @11:30 AM

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Venezuelans who braved horrific jungle trek may now have to repeat it
Migrants who emerged from a two-week trek through the Panama’s Darién Gap found the US had slammed the door to asylum shut

Luke Taylor

06, Nov, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Record numbers of people risking lives to cross Darién Gap to US
More than 150,000 fleeing poverty have reached Panama so far this year in pursuit of American dream

Luke Taylor in Bogotá

13, Oct, 2022 @9:43 AM

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Animals we’ve lost: the vivid ‘waving’ frog that vanished suddenly
Chiriquí harlequin frogs went extinct in 1996 due to a fungal disease that has driven the decline of 501 amphibian species

Emily Ding

05, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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They were on a luxury cruise, then the coughing began – the ship that became a global Covid pariah
When passengers boarded the MS Zaandam in March 2020, they were preparing for the holiday of a lifetime. Within days they would be confined to their rooms on a liner that no country would let dock. How long would their ordeal last?

Jonathan Franklin and Michael Smith

09, Jul, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Risking it all: migrants brave Darién Gap in pursuit of the American dream
Last year a record 133,000 people risked their lives on a perilous trek through a lawless jungle – and the numbers keep rising

Laurence Blair in Capurganá, Colombia

28, Apr, 2022 @11:32 AM

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Bird populations in Panama rainforest in severe decline, study finds
Of 57 species sampled, 35 decreased in number by 50% over four decades, with climate crisis likely factor

Helena Horton

04, Apr, 2022 @7:00 PM

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The rumba radio station, the DJ … and 110,000 albums looking for a noisy new home
The unique Gladys Palmera archive may cross the Atlantic from Madrid to secure a permanent base

Sam Jones in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain

13, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Suspect in killing of Haiti president arrested by US authorities
Mario Antonio Palacios had been detained in Panama en route to Colombia from Jamaica

Peter Beaumont

04, Jan, 2022 @8:26 PM

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