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Strengthening Boston-Latin America links

Boston is currently the largest US market without nonstop air service to Latin America, but that ends Wednesday when Panama-based Copa Airlines starts daily flights between Boston and Panama City. Copa chief executive Pedro Heilbron came to Boston recently to meet Governor Deval Patrick, as well as members of the local Latin American community. Globe reporter Katie Johnston caught up with him at the State House to talk about the new route and his wager on the Holy Cross basketball team.

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