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Panama election: Cortizo wins unexpectedly close race

Centre-left candidate Laurentino Cortizo has been declared the winner of Panama's presidential election. In an unexpectedly close race, Mr Cortizo finished two percentage points ahead of his centre-right rival, Rómulo Roux. Mr Roux has yet to concede, citing reports of voting irregularities. The elections have been dominated by pledges to fight corruption and to
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Who are the frontrunners in Panama’s election?

On Sunday Panamanians are electing a successor to President Juan Carlos Varela. Voters say their main concern is corruption after allegations of massive bribes paid to Panamanian officials by Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. We take a closer look at the two leading candidates. Laurentino Cortizo: 'Good government for those who have least' Key
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Brazil’s President Bolsonaro cancels trip to New York

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has cancelled a planned trip to the United States after protests from gay rights and environmental campaigners. Mr Bolsonaro was due to attend a ceremony in his honour in New York later in May organised by the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce. Several venues in the city have decided not to host the event. His spokesman