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Panama extends North Koreans visas to get ship, crew

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Panama has issued visas to a North Korean delegation to retrieve a freighter and crew caught with undeclared Cuban arms as it was about to transit the Panama canal, the government said Friday. 

View of North Korean vessel Chong Chon Gang at Manzanillo harbour in Colon, 90 km from Panama City on July 16, 2013

"We have already authorized the visas so I imagine that next week they'll be travelling to recover their ship and personnel," Foreign Minister Fernando Nunez told reporters.

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