Panama City’s financial district. (Image: dronepicr/Flickr, (CC BY 2.0)

Top Story — The largest-ever digital leak of financial information, the Panama Papers, is still generating furor across Latin America. On Tuesday, organized crime prosecutors raided the office from which the leak originated, the law firm Mossack Fonseca in Panama City. Investigators refused to give any details about their analysis of documents procured during the…

Noriega-Extradited

Today in Latin America Top Story — A lawyer representing former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega said Tuesday that French authorities have agreed to extradite him to his native Panama. French Prime Minister François Fillon signed Noriega’s extradition papers on July 6 and he was notified of the decision last week, according to the former Panamanian…

U.S. Naval ships heading through the Panama Canal.

A secret agreement between the governments of Panama and the United States allows alleged drug traffickers caught in international waters to be “unofficially” brought to Panama before being sent to the United States, a U.S. diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks revealed. Known as Panama Express, the agreement allows Panamanian authorities to pick up drug suspects…