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TODAY PANAMA - Projections are that for the five year period between 2015-2020 there will be a shortfall...

Panama’s Former President Involved in Illegal Espionage

TODAY PANAMA (Prensa Latina) Former President of Panama Ricardo Martinelli repeatedly showed signs of the information he had,...

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TODAY PANAMA - Following that under usage prevailing in the office market rental rates have dropped by up...

Panama Soars Ahead of Central America

TODAY PANAMA NEWS - The conceptual advantage that is raising the country above its Central American neighbors is...

Panama: Increased Penalties for Tax Arrears

CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS -- At the end of the December 31, deadline to qualify for the current moratorium,...

Panama: Bank Cards Must Have Chips By December

TODAY PANAMA NEWS -- All banks in Panama must have integrated circuit technology - 'chip system" - by...

Panama Starts to Lose its Way Financially

TODAY PANAMA NEWS -- The National Assembly has approved raising the maximum limit for government borrowing to 4.1%...

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Panama: NO to Price Controls

TODAY PANAMA NEWS -- According to the government, the lack of some products with regulated prices in supermarkets...

Panama Sets up Trade Union Committee of Solidarity with Cuba

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Panama Canal to Have Four More Gates in September

TODAY PANAMA NEWS - Four other gates for the Panama Canal expansion will be ready next month, according to...

Panama Bans Retail Sales in Free Zones

TODAY PANAMA NEWS - The new administration of the Colon Free Zone (ZLC) in Panama banned its shops...

Pacific Side of Panama Canal Expansion 70% Complete

TODAY PANAMA NEWS -Work on a third set of locks for the Panama Canal, as part of a...

Panama Amnesty: No Lasting Solution to Gang Problem

TODAY PANAMA NEWS - Panama’s Minister of Security has indicated the government may extend a one-month amnesty period...

Panama Sees 7% Growth in Economy

TODAY PANAMA NEWS - Panama’s economy will grow by as much as seven percent this year, thanks in...

Panama Police Clash with Colombia’s FARC in Cross Border Drug Corridor

TODAY PANAMA -Panama's border police have killed two alleged FARC members in combat near the border with Colombia,...

Panama Warns of Incursion of Colombian BACRIM

TODAY PANAMA NEWS - Panama's border control agency has warned that Colombian criminal groups descended from the paramilitaries...

Panama’s New President Offers Gang Amnesty

TODAY PANAMA NEWS - Panama's new president has offered a one-month amnesty period for gang members to disarm...

New Panama President Sets Out goals

TODAY PANAMA NEWS - Juan Carlos Varela took office on July 1 as Panama’s president, pledging to finish...

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TODAY PANAMA NEWS - Juan Carlos Varela assumes today the presidency of Panama with a legislative minority that...

Dutch Women Confirmed Dead in Panama

TODAY PANAMA NEWS - The parents of two Dutch women who went missing in April while travelling in...

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TODAY PANAMA NEWS - An international drug trafficking case involving an export company in Panama and the 'Ndrangheta...

Panama’s Counter-Narcotics Fight Is Paying Off

International cooperation was key in seizure of 224.7 tons of narcotics between 2009 and 2013, according to the...

Panama Labour Disputes Continue Despite Elections

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Juan Carlos Varela Panama’s next President

TODAY PANAMA - JUAN CARLOS VARELA leader of the Panameñista Party, who trailed in third place in the...

Panama: 4 alleged money launderers arrested

TODAY PANAMA – Panamanian police are investigating whether four suspects arrested in connection with the seizure of US$167,170...

Panama Murder Rate Declining

(TODAY PANAMA) Panama has seen a 19 percent drop in murders over the last five years despite its...

Martinelli Runs Panama As A Businessman

(TODAY PANAMA) President Ricardo Martinelli confessed today before 600 CEOs of international companies in a business event packed...

6.3 Panama Quake Felt in Costa Rica

It was 10:16am (local time) when a 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit an area of Panama, some 109 kilometres...

100,000 Panamanian Construction Workers Could Go On Strike

TODAY PANAMA  On April 1, 100,000 construction workers could go on strike if the Construction Chamber and the...

XXXII Expocomer Panama Opens Today

(TODAY PANAMA) The XXXII Expocomer Panama opens on Wednesday with 500 exhibitors from 30 countries and the confirmation...

Panama’s Electoral Court Makes Recognition to Ex President Carter

(TODAY PANAMA) Panama's Electoral Court (EC) rewarded the support it received from former US President James Carter when...

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