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¡Felicidades! Panama on Your 111th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Panama on Your 111th Year of Independence

Today, all of Panama is celebrating and rejoicing its 111-year old independence when it separated from Colombia and had earlier in its history broke away from Spain. continue reading »

Panamanian Police Arrest Fugitive Colombian Warlord on the Run

Panamanian Police Arrest Fugitive Colombian Warlord on the Run

A former rightist militia chief convicted in absentia for his role in massacres has been arrested in neighboring Panama, Colombian police said Friday. continue reading »

Panama Launches National Literacy Program

Panama Launches National Literacy Program

Panama on Monday relaunched its national literacy program, a project in which it has the cooperation of the Cuban government. continue reading »

Panama, Canal Contractors Finalize Details

Panama, Canal Contractors Finalize Details

The Panama Canal Authority and the GUPC consortium hired to build a third set of locks for the inter-oceanic waterway sealed on Friday an accord that envisions completion of the project by December 2015. continue reading »

Panama Canal Expansion Moving Forward Despite Contractor Disagreement

Panama Canal Expansion Moving Forward Despite Contractor Disagreement

The Panama Canal Authority, or ACP, and the GUPC consortium tasked with expanding the interocean waterway, on the weekend issued communiques from which it can be deduced that the project is moving forward despite the fact that the two entities have significant disagreements. continue reading »

Eva Longoria to Lead LatAm’s Premier Fashion Event in Panama

Eva Longoria to Lead LatAm’s Premier Fashion Event in Panama

U.S. actress Eva Longoria will be the star of the red carpet event "Vogue en Vivo Multiplaza" to be held in the Panamanian capital for the second straight year, the organizers said. continue reading »

Venezuelan President Hails Panama’s New Leader

Venezuelan President Hails Panama’s New Leader

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro hailed new Panamanian head of state Juan Carlos Varela and celebrated the restoration of bilateral diplomatic ties, suspended by Caracas during a spat with Panama's previous leader. continue reading »

Juan Carlos Varela Sworn in as New President of Panama

Juan Carlos Varela Sworn in as New President of Panama

Juan Carlos Varela was sworn in Tuesday as president of Panama for the 2014-2019 term at a ceremony in a soccer stadium before special guests and thousands of spectators. continue reading »

Panama Judge Absolves North Korean Sailors of Arms-Trafficking Charges

Panama Judge Absolves North Korean Sailors of Arms-Trafficking Charges

A Panamanian judge absolved three crew members of a North Korean ship seized in Panama in 2013 on arms-trafficking charges but ordered the arsenal retained. continue reading »

Venezuela and Panama Resume Diplomatic Relations after Trade Dispute

Venezuela and Panama Resume Diplomatic Relations after Trade Dispute

Panama and Venezuela "have proceeded to the exchange of (diplomatic) notes" to restore consular relations, suspended since March 5 together with diplomatic and trade ties in the wake of a political dispute, the Panamanian Foreign Ministry said Monday. continue reading »

Incumbent Vice President Juan Carlos Varela is Panama’s New Presdient

Incumbent Vice President Juan Carlos Varela is Panama’s New Presdient

Opposition hopeful - and incumbent vice president - Juan Carlos Varela has won Panama's presidential election. continue reading »

Panama Authorities Break Up Money Laundering Ring, Seize Thousands in Cash

Panama Authorities Break Up Money Laundering Ring, Seize Thousands in Cash

The Panamanian police seized $167,170 in cash and a 9 mm pistol from four people arrested on suspicion of money laundering, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Panamanian Authorities Arrest U.S. Fugitive On the Run

Panamanian Authorities Arrest U.S. Fugitive On the Run

A U.S. man who faces criminal charges in his homeland was detained while trying to sneak into Panama from neighboring Costa Rica, Panamanian authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

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 »