Special Reports

Haitians make long continental transit in hope for a better future

LA PEÑITA, Panama – Despite the dangers of the jungle, increasing numbers of Haitian nationals are risking the journey to leave their Caribbean island homeland, which is the poorest in the Western Hemisphere, according to the World Bank.


American expats find opportunity in Panama, despite the pandemic

PANAMA CITY – Panama no longer is just for retirees. Young professionals and couples from the U.S., Canada and other countries are increasingly making the move to the small Central American country of 4.3 million residents.


Torn between humanitarian ideals and U.S. pressure, Panama screens migrants from around the world

LA PEÑITA, Panama — Tens of thousands of migrants from around the world are making a dangerous journey through Panama – fleeing violence, poverty and prejudice, most trying to reach the U.S. and Canada. For many migrants, Panama is their first encounter with the U.S. immigration system.