Melissa Jenkins

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"Cute" Tropical Camels: Prehistoric Species Found in Panama

Tiny mammals had long, crocodile-like snouts for browsing, study says.<p><b>Two new species of "bizarre," tiny camels that browsed ancient rain forests have been found in Panama, a new study says.</b><p>Between 2008 and 2011, scientists unearthed tiny pieces of fossils in the Las Cascadas paleontological …

The Culture Of Now

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Inside a genetically modified salmon farm in Panama - video

Genetically modified salmon produced by US firm AquaBounty grow faster and fatter than their natural counterparts – and the firm that designed them hopes to have FDA approval to bring the first GM animal to consumers' plates this week. Online campaign group Avaaz visited the firm's ramshackle farm …

Schools Close in Panama Due to Energy Crisis · Global Voices

Panama is facing an energy crisis that could paralyze the whole country, due in part to the delay in the start of the rainy season.<p>This is how Prensa …

Nicaragua gives Chinese firm contract to build alternative to Panama Canal

Nicaragua has awarded a Chinese company a 100-year concession to build an alternative to the Panama Canal, in a step that looks set to have profound geopolitical ramifications.<p>The president of the country's national assembly, Rene Nuñez, announced the $40bn (£26bn) project, which will reinforce …

Forging ahead: Baltimore Port welcomes Panama canal expansion

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The US Is Getting Its Fugitive Spy Back From Panama

The Panama government detained Lady at the request of the Italian government, and for a second, it looked like Lady was in a heap of trouble.<p>From the Washington Post:<p>Lady's detention in Panama raised the prospect for the first time that one of the defendants in the Milan case could be extradited to …

First high-resolution national carbon map -- Panama

Related images<br>(click to enlarge)<p>A team of researchers has for the first time mapped the above ground carbon density of an entire country in high …

Early Plans Considered Other Sites for the Panama Pacific International Exposition

<i>Welcome to Curbed's ongoing series titled Hidden History, where Curbed highlights a Bay Area location with a secret past. Maybe it's no longer there, maybe it's been converted into something else, but each spot holds a place in Bay Area history - even if not many people know it. Have a suggestion</i> …

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Mexico City students and police clash over school reform

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Ecuador To World: Pay Up To Save The Rainforest. World To Ecuador: Meh.

The government of Ecuador has abandoned a plan that would have kept part of the Amazonian rainforest off limits to oil drilling. The initiative was an unusual one: Ecuador was promising to keep the oil in the ground, but it wanted to be paid for doing so.<p>The oil sits under the Yasuni national park, …

Colombian army arrests six ELN rebels accused of attack

<b>The Colombian army says it has captured six rebels of the National Liberation Army (ELN) suspected of taking part in a deadly ambush in Arauca province.</b><p>Fourteen soldiers were killed in the attack on 24 August.<p>Four of the six rebels detained were only between 14 and 16 years of age, the army …

US 'spied on Brazil and Mexico presidents'

Brazil has demanded answers from the White House after it emerged that America’s National Security Agency had spied on President Dilma Rousseff and her counterpart in Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto.<p>Classified documents released by whistleblower Edward Snowden showed the US monitored phones, emails and …

Escape from Bolivia

A prominent critic of Bolivia’s president has dashed from an embassy in La Paz to Brazil. By Mac Margolis.<p>With prices rising, the economy flat, and …

Mexico leader defends reforms amid protests

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has defended his sweeping reform agenda, urging his countrymen to back the changes after protests against his planned energy and education overhauls.<p>On Monday Pena Nieto used his first state of the union address to tout the "grand transformation" of Mexico that …

Mexican president defends shakeup in first state-of-the-nation speech

The Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto, used his first state-of-the-nation address to defend and promote his government's shakeup of the economy and public sector, which has already triggered demonstrations paralysing the capital, Mexico City, accompanied by outbreaks of violence.<p>"We knew …

Brazil and Mexico Ask the U.S. to Explain Reports of NSA Spying on Their Leaders

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Brazil and Mexico have called on the U.S. to explain recent reports — sourced to documents obtained …

Supplement Regulations Evolve in Latin America

Key decision-makers from government and industry are set to convene in Colombia to address changing dietary supplement regulation throughout the …

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Sacked Paraguay bus drivers stage crucifixion protest

<b>Eight Paraguayan bus drivers and a woman have submitted to crucifixion in a protest against being sacked.</b><p>The men have been nailed to crosses through their hands for 20 days, and have vowed to continue their protest until they are reinstated.<p>The woman, one of their wives, joined them on …

Brazil power cut leaves nine states in the dark

<b>A major power cut in Brazil has left nine states in the dark for nearly three hours.</b><p>All the state capitals in the north-east of the country were hit by the blackout, including four cities that will be hosting the 2014 World Cup.<p>More than two-and-a-half hours later power was restored to the state …

Colombia offers deal to striking farmers

<b>The Colombian government has offered concessions to small-scale farmers on strike for more than a week.</b><p>Finance Minister Mauricio Cardenas said the measures - including better prices for their products and more access to loans - should ease pressure on them.<p>Farmers say the government's agricultural …

Colombia 'ready to talk' to rebel group ELN

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos says his government is ready to start peace talks with the country's second-largest left-wing rebel group, the National Liberation Army (ELN).<p>The announcement comes a day after the ELN released a Canadian hostage it had been holding for months, Gernot …

How illegal logging in Brazil's Amazon turns 'legal'

<b>Deforestation in Brazil's huge Amazon region has slowed in recent years, and this week the government said it was at its lowest level since monitoring began 24 years ago. But despite tougher regulations, unscrupulous loggers are still finding ways to get timber out of the jungle and selling it as</b> …

Colombia farmers' strike gets Bogota marchers' support

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