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President Martinelli Says Panama, Canal Contractors Still Talking

President Martinelli Says Panama, Canal Contractors Still Talking

Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli said Friday the canal authority and the consortium building a third set of locks for the waterway were still trying to resolve a dispute that threatens to bring the project to a halt. continue reading »

Panama, Canal Contractors No Closer to Resolving Dispute

Panama, Canal Contractors No Closer to Resolving Dispute

Both the GUPC consortium building a third set of locks for the Panama Canal and the waterway's administrators dug in their heels Thursday in a dispute that threatens to delay completion of a $5.25 billion expansion project. continue reading »

Contractors Working on Panama Canal Seek $400 Million Advance

Contractors Working on Panama Canal Seek $400 Million Advance

The Spanish-led consortium working on the $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal proposed to the waterway administration that it provide it with an advance of $400 million to avoid a suspension of work this month. continue reading »

Canal Contractors Reach Preliminary Accord with Panama

Canal Contractors Reach Preliminary Accord with Panama

The Panama Canal Authority and the Spanish-led consortium working on the $5.25 billion expansion of the Central American nation's inter-oceanic waterway agreed Monday on a framework for talks to avert an interruption of the project. continue reading »

Expansion of Panama Canal Continues to Face Challenges

Expansion of Panama Canal Continues to Face Challenges

Panama Canal Authority administrator Jorge Quijano said in an interview published in the Spanish press Sunday that those in charge of the $5.25 billion expansion of the Central American nation's inter-oceanic waterway are "prepared to be a little aggressive" and added that the project will be completed "as soon as possible." continue reading »

Firms Must Complete Canal Expansion, Says Panamanian President

Firms Must Complete Canal Expansion, Says Panamanian President

Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli on Thursday demanded that the consortium working on the $5.25 billion expansion of the Central American nation's inter-oceanic waterway complete the project for the amount the parties originally agreed. continue reading »

Spanish Firms Threaten to Halt Work on Panama Canal Expansion

Spanish Firms Threaten to Halt Work on Panama Canal Expansion

The Spanish-led consortium building a third set of locks for the Panama Canal announced Wednesday that it will halt work due to the impossibility of completing the project for the amount specified in the original contract. continue reading »

Top Most Colorful High Rises in Latin America & Spain

Top Most Colorful High Rises in Latin America & Spain

Recently, a German building statistics company released a list of the world's most colorful high-rises. Emporis searched across the globe for buildings whose hues strayed from the typical gray. continue reading »

Narco Juan Juarez Orosco Extradited from Panama, Moved Eight Tons of Coke Monthly

Narco Juan Juarez Orosco Extradited from Panama, Moved Eight Tons of Coke Monthly

Mexican narco Juan Juarez Orosco ‘El Abuelo’ has been extradited from Panama to the U.S. on charges of trafficking tons of cocaine from Central America to Mexico so cartels could distribute to the U.S. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Panama on Your 110th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Panama on Your 110th Year of Independence

Today, all of Panama is celebrating and rejoicing its 110-year old independence when it separated from Colombia and had earlier in its history broke away from Spain. continue reading »

Panama Investigating Officers Involved in Death of 2-Year-Old Caught in Crossfire

Panama Investigating Officers Involved in Death of 2-Year-Old Caught in Crossfire

Panama's National Police said Thursday that three of its officers are under investigation for a shooting incident that left a 2-year-old boy dead and a teenage girl badly wounded. continue reading »

Ibero-American Summit to Become Biennial Meeting

Ibero-American Summit to Become Biennial Meeting

The Ibero-American heads of state and government gave the go-ahead to reforming their until-now annual summits, which starting in 2014 will be held every two years, and the restructuring of their coordinating committee, the Ibero-American General Secretariat, or SEGIB. continue reading »

LatAm Leaders Wrap Up Ibero-American Summit

LatAm Leaders Wrap Up Ibero-American Summit

The 23rd Ibero-American Summit will conclude here on Saturday, an event marked by the notable absence of more than half of the Latin American presidents and of Spain's head of state, King Juan Carlos, who is recovering from a hip operation. continue reading »

Many Latin American Leaders Noticeably Absent from Ibero-American Summit

Many Latin American Leaders Noticeably Absent from Ibero-American Summit

The 23rd Ibero-American Summit began Friday with the aim of adapting the summit mechanism to a new global context amid the notable absence of nearly a dozen heads of state. continue reading »

Panama Prepares to Host Ibero-American Summit

Panama Prepares to Host Ibero-American Summit

Panama is ready to welcome the leaders of Latin America, Spain and Portugal for the 23rd Ibero-American Summit, where the member governments are set to embrace a switch from an annual to a biennial schedule. continue reading »