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 Fran├žois 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…