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Panama Toughens Immigration Policies To Prevent Permanent Tourists

Panama Toughens Immigration Policies To Prevent Permanent Tourists

TODAY PANAMA – There appears to be a lot of confusion , that affects expats living in Panama preferring and their ‘visitor’ status, as Panama cracks down on permanent tourists. The new measure applies to foreigners residing in the country as tourists. Photo Telemetro On March 6 2017, Panamanian authorities announced new guidance for Panamanian […]

Panama Deported 170 Foreigners In First Two Months Of The Year

Panama Deported 170 Foreigners In First Two Months Of The Year

Foreigners deported from Panama. Photo Newsroom Panama TODAY PANAMA – Panama’s immigration service reports having deported or expelled in the first two months of the year, a total of 170 foreigners, mostly Colombians, for being in the country undocumented. Of the the total, 106 were deported and 64 expelled: 137 were men and 33 women, […]

Panama Farmers Give away Tomatoes to Protest Over Imports

Panama Farmers Give away Tomatoes to Protest Over Imports

Panamanian Farmers Give away Tomatoes to Protest Over Imports TODAY PANAMA (Prensa Latina) Growers of tomatoes in the western province of Chiriqui started an unprecedented protest and gave away their products, as a response to the policies implemented by the government. The farmers told the media that the action contrasts with the wealthy importers actions […]

Panama Records Increase In Consumption of Poultry Products

Panama Records Increase In Consumption of Poultry Products

Photo from La Prensa The union of poultry farmers reported an increase of 8% in the first ten months of the year compared to the same period in 2015. The National Association of Poultry Farmers of Panama (ANAVIP) recorded an increase in consumption of poultry meat in the country, of up to 87 pounds per […]

Panama ponders on accepting oil or gas from Venezuela to settle accounts

Panama ponders on accepting oil or gas from Venezuela to settle accounts

(TODAY PANAMA) Swap of oil or natural gas for the millions of dollars owed by Venezuela to Panamanian businesses is among the options to settle the affair, said on Friday Panamanian Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs Isabel De Saint Malo de Alvarado. In a meeting with members of the Association of Foreign Press Correspondents […]

How to Succeed in Business in the Best Country for Expat Entrepreneurs

How to Succeed in Business in the Best Country for Expat Entrepreneurs

(TODAY PANAMA) WSJ.com – Business founder and writer Kathleen Peddicord makes the case in this article that Panama City is the ideal venue for the entrepreneurial expat. Below are tips for aspiring startup founders mulling a move to Panama. Entrepreneurs eyeing other locations in Latin America will undoubtedly find them useful, too: Panama Entrepreneur Tip […]

Panama: Changes its Immigration Policy

Panama: Changes its Immigration Policy

(TODAY PAMANA) — It has been announced that there will be an end to liberality in granting residence permits in the so-called melting pot, and the revision of the immigration status of resident foreigners whose papers have expired. From a statement issued by the Presidency of Panama: The Government of the Republic of Panama has […]

Presidente Obama Is About To Have His Moment In Latin America

Presidente Obama Is About To Have His Moment In Latin America

TODAY PANAMA —The stage is finally set for Barack Obama to have his Latin America moment: that triumphant, looking-sharp-in-a-new-guayabera wrist wave to a roomful of hemispheric leaders who cheer him on Cuba and graciously forgive his otherwise lackluster performance on the rest of the region over the past six years. Obama will arrive in Panama […]

Panama Will Have Rice Shortage

Panama Will Have Rice Shortage

TODAY PANAMA – Due to the poor performance of the 2014-15 harvest, local production will last only until July, and 1 million hundredweight will need to be imported in order to meet demand until September. The rice guild estimates that 2014-15 production will be 25% lower than the previous period, leaving “… a deficit of […]

President of Panama Vetoes Free Parking

President of Panama Vetoes Free Parking

TODAY PANAMA – Citing it as unconstitutional and inconvenient the Executive has objected to two articles of a bill which aims to make it compulsory to provide three hours of free parking at shops. In a letter sent to the President of the National Assembly, President Juan Carlos Varela argues that the bill discourages the […]

Tips for Being a Better Gringo

Tips for Being a Better Gringo

TODAY PANAMA – Foreigners living in Panama right now are living here at a sensitive time in Panama’s history. While Panama has for many years been known as a melting pot that is very open to foreigners, there is a growing anti-foreign backlash that is starting to take hold in certain segments of the population. […]

Panama Does About Turn Over Gasoline Tax

Panama Does About Turn Over Gasoline Tax

TODAY PANAMA – The Presidency has ordered the withdrawal of the draft law which proposed levying $0.05 per liter of gasoline, that would have been used to finance the payment of pensions and retirements. From a statement issued by the Government of Panama: The president, Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez instructed the Minister of Health, Francisco […]