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North Korean weapons ship: Enter the UN. And bees. Lots of bees.

"Clearly, the facts still need to be established... on the face of it, the transfer of these weapons to North Korea would be a violation of the sanctions regime on North Korea and therefore there are questions that need to be answered."

President of Panama tweets pictures of discoveries on North Korean ship

After Panama stopped a North Korean ship en route from Cuba, the captain of the ship tried to kill himself, according to reports from the AFP this morning.

Fisherman survives 28 days in a 10-foot fishing boat adrift in the Pacific

Adrian Vasquez, an 18-year-old fisherman from Panama who survived 28 days in the Pacific on nothing but fish and rainwater, was rescued off the coast of Ecuador near the Galapagos Islands.
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Panama native Adrian Vasquez, 18, was rescued off the coast of Ecuador near the Galapagos Islands after 28 days adrift in a 10-foot fishing boat in the Pacific. (BBC News/Screengrab)

An 18-year-old fisherman from Panama who survived 28 days in the Pacific on nothing but fish and rainwater, was rescued off the coast of Ecuador, reported BBC News. Adrian Vasquez was found drifting alone near the Galapagos Islands in a 10-foot fishing boat he had apparently gone out in with two friends. Vasquez said neither of them survived the ordeal, but that he had held on to the hope he would be rescued.

His survival was likely due to a sudden rainstorm, the Ecuadorian coast guard captain who helped nurse Vasquez back to health said Monday, according to the Huffington Post. Vasquez flew to Guayaquil, on the Ecuadorian mainland, to be turned over to the Panamanian consul.

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Noriega heads to jail, this time at home

Former military dictator Manuel Noriega returns to Panama for another jail sentence
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Manuel Noriega, enroute. (RODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images)

Former military dictator Manuel Noriega is heading to jail back home in Panama. 

The onetime ruler had been serving time in a French prison, and before that in the US for drug trafficking and money laundering. 

While he was serving time over there, Noriega was convicted of killing two political opponents during his rule. 

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Manuel Noriega flown home to Panama to face punishment

Noriega, a former Cold War ally of Washington who was toppled in a US invasion of Panama in 1989 — was escorted from La Sante prison in Paris, France, in a police convoy to a commercial flight to Panama, via Madrid, The Associated Press reported.

Manuel Noriega extradited: France grants Panama's request to send home former dictator

Panamanians wanted their former military ruler to return home to serve sentences for murder, corruption and embezzlement.

Bigger means better for Panama Canal

SAN JOSE — The new Panama Canal will provide mega-ships with an all-water route from Asia to the U.S. East Coast.

Ivanka Trump eyes global real estate empire

With the near completion of the Trump Ocean Club in Panama City, the Trump vision and name is becoming increasingly global.
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