The North Korean cargo ship Chong Chon Gang sits docked at the Manzanillo international container terminal at the mouth of the Panama Canal near Colon City. Tons of Cuban military equipment were found on board, but it was decades old and deemed no threat at all.
The US has accused Russia of giving fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden a "propaganda platform". President Barack Obama called Vladimir Putin after Mr Snowden met human rights groups at a Moscow airport - his first appearance since fleeing there from Hong Kong three weeks ago.
Edward Snowden case: Bolivia summons envoys over jet
Sunday, 22 December 2013 07:29
Bolivia has summoned the ambassadors of France, Spain, Portugal and Italy to explain why their countries blocked President Evo Morales' jet last week. Mr. Morales was flying home from Moscow when his plane was forced to reroute to Vienna, amid rumours that US fugitive Edward Snowden was on board. Mr. Snowden, a former CIA contractor, is wanted by the US on charges of leaking secrets about US surveillance schemes. Snowden was not on the flight, and is still believed to be in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport. Several Latin American countries have condemned the incident and accused the US of influencing its European allies.