CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 29, 2013 |
For 21 months, Yvonne Baldelli's family searched for the Orange County woman after she disappeared while living with her boyfriend in Panama. They negotiated foreign bureaucracies and tried to make sense of false leads. They spent days treading through swamps on the island where she was last seen. This week they learned that skeletal remains found on that island belong to the woman. The discovery was bittersweet, said James Faust, her father. “We're all grieving for her,” he said.
July 24, 2013 |
For the second time in 11 years, Mexico won't play in the Gold Cup final. Panama made sure of that Wednesday, turning a first-half goal from Blas Perez, a second-half score from Roman Torres and some brilliant goalkeeping from Jaime Penedo into a 2-1 win over Mexico in front of 81,410 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Panama, which beat Mexico, 2-1, in the Gold Cup opener, will play the U.S. in Sunday's final in Chicago. The U.S. advanced with a 3-1 victory over Honduras in Wednesday's first semifinal game.
May 24, 2009 |
The heavily armed rebels usually show up in groups of 20 or more, dressed in green fatigues and seeking food. "Of course you have to give it to them," said one resident of this isolated village 35 miles west of the Colombian border. "People don't like that they're here, but with few police and many informants around, they keep quiet." Then just as suddenly, the rebels with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, melt back into the jungle.
October 30, 1994
Bill Clinton sent Panama just what it needed, another dictator. NORMAN LIEBMANN Thousand Oaks
January 11, 2006 |
Panama's agricultural minister resigned, accusing the U.S. of pressuring the Central American country to accept lower agricultural inspection standards. Laurentino Cortizo's departure comes as the U.S. and Panama negotiate in Washington on a bilateral free trade accord that would remove tariffs and agricultural subsidies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1989
Many Latin American nations have, as a matter of principle, objected to the United States' invasion of Panama. I await their refusal, as a matter of principle, to accept American economic aid. GARY A. ROBB Los Angeles