Panama city played host early October to 6 Latin American nations, these nations sought to adopt a new code of conduct for their tuna fishing fleets that would drastically reduce the number

  • Parched future

    Panama is reeling under a water shortage crisis that can attain monumental proportions in future, if the largescale environmental degradation resulting from indiscriminate commercial logging is not

  • Risky link

    Risky link

    Panama and Colombia will link their power grids through the untouched rainforests of Darien Gap, where Central and South America meet. Following a recent meeting, the two nations agreed to an energy

  • Environmental agonies

    THE people of Panama City are losing their battle against pollution. An everincreasing number of automobiles, overburdened roads, lack of housing and an apathetic local populace are making a

  • Panama Cough Syrup Death Toll Rises Further

    At least 115 Panamanians died after drinking toxic cough syrup in 2006, investigators said on Thursday, as the slow probe into the health disaster turned up more cases. Jose Oro, a spokesman for the Ministry of Public Affairs, said recent clinical tests had shown at least 115 people died after taking cough syrup that was adulterated with diethylene glycol, a poisonous substance normally used in engine coolant. The Chinese-made toxin was mistaken for a sweetener by government drug manufacturers, who made low-cost medicines for Panama's poorest people. Investigators previously estimated the drug had killed 94 people, mainly from kidney failure or related ailments. Investigations are only slowly turning up new cases because of the number of people involved. Only around 20 percent of the 763 people tested to date have actually shown traces of the deadly drug, according to a government study. (Reporting by Andrew Beatty, editing by Todd Eastham) REUTERS NEWS SERVICE

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