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¡Felicidades! Panama on Your 108th Year of Independence

Today, all of Panama is celebrating and rejoicing its 108-year old independence when it separated from Colombia and had earlier in its history broke away from Spain. continue reading »

Panama Asks UN to List Certain Woods As Endangered

The Governments of Madagascar and Panama have requested the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) to list 91 hardwood species in an effort to curb the increase in illegal timber trade by enabling verification of legal origin under CITES standards. continue reading »

Panama Spends $250 Million on Coastal Radar System to Stem Drug Trafficking

Panama’s Vice Minister of Public Safety has announced the country spent $250 million to stem drug trafficking in the country and to specifically avoid having the drugs enter Panama’s borders. continue reading »

Panama to Strengthen Its Fiscal Management and Obtain More Public Investment

With a $50 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Panama will strengthen its fiscal management to help raise public investment through a sustainable increase in tax revenues and improved efficiency and transparency in public expenditure management. continue reading »

Los Rakas is Rockin the Bay Area (VIDEO)

Los Rakas is originally from Panama. They came to the US in their teens with their “camisetas bordadas” or fly embroidered tank tops. But now the two cousins are making it big with their own twist on continue reading »

Panama to Improve Health Services in Indigenous and Rural Areas

Panama will revamp its primary health care system and improve maternal, neonatal and chronic disease care with a loan of up to $50 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Church Concerned About Rising Violence Against Women in Panama

Concerned about the high number of women in Panama killed by their husbands or partners or former partners, the Archbishop of Panama, Mgr.José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta, urged the authorities to enforce the law more effectively and priests to address the issue of domestic violence as a transversal issue in all catechesis. continue reading »

U.S. and Panama Finalize Tax Information Exchange Agreement

As part of the President's broader trade agenda, the Obama Administration has worked closely with the government of Panama to resolve outstanding issues related to the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement. continue reading »