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Dell Creates Training Center at University in Panama

Dell Creates Training Center at University in Panama

The Dell computer company inaugurated at the state Technological University of Panama, or UTP, a training center with an investment of over $30,000, for the purpose of promoting joint development of studies and research in the field of technology, the company said. continue reading »

Veteran Panamanian Journalist Killed in Robbery

Veteran Panamanian Journalist Killed in Robbery

Veteran Panamanian journalist Ramon "Monchi" Cano was fatally shot early Tuesday in a robbery at his home in the western city of David, Telemetro television said. continue reading »

Large House Fire in Panama Leaves 7 Dead

Large House Fire in Panama Leaves 7 Dead

At least seven people died when a fire broke out in a large house near the office of Panama's president, authorities and media outlets said Monday. continue reading »

Spanish Consortium, Panama Canal Fully Sign Deal

Spanish Consortium, Panama Canal Fully Sign Deal

A deal resolving a financial dispute that had threatened completion of a new set of locks for the Panama Canal, the centerpiece of a $5.25 billion expansion project, has been signed by all parties involved, the consortium building the locks said. continue reading »

Panama Unveils First Metro System in Central America

Panama Unveils First Metro System in Central America

The consortium made up of Spanish construction group FCC and Brazilian engineering giant Odebrecht has delivered Line 1 of Panama City's metro system, the first of its kind in Central America, wrapping up a project that took 41 months to complete and cost $2.01 billion. continue reading »

Panama Canal, Contractors Sign Deal to Finish Locks Construction

Panama Canal, Contractors Sign Deal to Finish Locks Construction

The Panama Canal Authority, or ACP, said Friday that weeks of negotiations with the GUPC consortium in charge of building a third set of locks for the interoceanic waterway ended with a "conceptual agreement" to finish the project under the terms of the existing contract, which was signed in 2009. continue reading »

Panama to Host Inaugural Platinum Iberoamerican Film Awards

Panama to Host Inaugural Platinum Iberoamerican Film Awards

Ibero-America will have its own Oscars, or at least that is the goal of the Platinum Iberoamerican Film Awards, which will be contested by the audiovisual industries of 22 countries and will be held for the first time in Panama City on April 5 as an initiative of producers on both sides of the Atlantic. continue reading »

Panama’s 1st Solar Power Plant Begins Operating

Panama’s 1st Solar Power Plant Begins Operating

Panama's government has put into operation the country's first solar plant at a cost of approximately $10 million, authorities said. The 2.4 MW plant, inaugurated Thursday by President Ricardo Martinelli at the Sarigua National Park in central Panama, continue reading »

Panama Canal Authority Announces Preliminary Pact with Contractors

Panama Canal Authority Announces Preliminary Pact with Contractors

Talks between the Panama Canal Authority, or ACP, and the GUPC consortium building a third set of locks for the waterway have produced "a beginning of an accord" to resolve the dispute that has paralyzed work on the project, chief administrator Jorge Quijano said Wednesday. continue reading »

Panama Releases Detained North Korean Ship Carrying Undeclared Weapons

Panama Releases Detained North Korean Ship Carrying Undeclared Weapons

Almost all the crew members - 32 out of 35 - of the North Korean ship detained in the Panama Canal last July for transporting Cuban arms without declaring them, and who were freed last month, will leave on the vessel that was released Saturday after the officers in charge paid the fine levied on them. continue reading »

Panama Submits Proposal to Restart Canal Locks Project

Panama Submits Proposal to Restart Canal Locks Project

The Panama Canal Authority, or ACP, has submitted a new proposal to the consortium working on the inter-oceanic waterway's third-locks project, which is currently stalled over a financial dispute. continue reading »

Panama Canal Looks to Restart Expansion Project

Panama Canal Looks to Restart Expansion Project

The Panama Canal Authority, or ACP, said Wednesday it will not yield to "blackmail" and is looking for ways to restart work on a third set of locks for the inter-oceanic waterway, accusing the consortium tasked with the expansion of breaching its contract by making a unilateral decision to halt construction. continue reading »

Panama Canal, Contractors Extend Construction Negotiations

Panama Canal, Contractors Extend Construction Negotiations

The Panama Canal Authority, or ACP, said Friday that talks aimed at resolving a dispute with the contractors building a third set of locks for the waterway will continue through Feb. 4. continue reading »

Top 5 Places to Retire in Latin America, Spain

Top 5 Places to Retire in Latin America, Spain

According to InternationalLiving.com, Latin America is a highly coveted location for retirees in 2014. continue reading »

Justin Bieber Relaxes in Panama Following DUI, Drag Racing Arrest

Justin Bieber Relaxes in Panama Following DUI, Drag Racing Arrest

Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber hit the beaches on Panama's Pacific coast ahead of his appearance before a judge in the United States this week. continue reading »