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.
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.
July 28, 2013 |
CHICAGO -- Brek Shea wasted no time giving the U.S. men's soccer team it's biggest lift on Sunday. The backup midfielder entered the CONCACAF Gold Cup championship game at Soldier Field in the 68th minute and 42 seconds later to break a soreless tie. Panama failed to answer and the U.S. secured a 1-0 triumph and its fifth Gold Cup championship in front of a largely pro-USA crowd announced at 57,920. The victory extended the Americans' winning streak to 11 games in 2013, four more than its previous best of seven in a row in 2007, the last time the Americans won a Gold Cup trophy.
May 21, 2009 |
A frequent critic of NAFTA and other trade pacts when he was on the campaign trail, President Obama is now throwing his support behind a trade deal with Panama, courting a potential backlash among his labor supporters. The administration is expected to make its case before a Senate Finance Committee hearing today in Washington, where his team is likely to face sharp questioning about Obama's change of heart on a deal the president now apparently views as a strategic imperative.