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Panama

Country archive · 130 posts


Latest stories about Panama

6 March 2014

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Venezuela Cuts Ties with Panama

The Venezuelan government cut diplomatic and commercial ties with Panama. Social networks have exploded with comments full of surprise at this decision.

6 February 2014

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Work on the Panama Canal Grinds to a Halt

The Panama Canal expansion project has taken a hit. The Canal Administrator says he will tolerate no blackmail, and Panamanians are using social media to show their support for him.

3 February 2014

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Panama's First Lady Will Run For Vice Presidency

Panama's First Lady, Marta de Martinelli, was announced as the official party's vice presidential candidate. Social networks exploded with reactions in favor as well against the announcement.

28 January 2014

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Presidential Debate in Panama Creates More Questions Than Answers

The second presidential debate took place on January 20 in Panama. Panamanians interacted on social media with a debate that seems to have been left in question.

23 January 2014

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PHOTOS: Over 5,000 Children Break Guinness Record Painting Panama Canal

The Canal's centennial celebrations kicked off with a world record for people painting simultaneously. The event's festive atmosphere diverted the attention from a dispute threatening to halt the Canal's expansion.

22 January 2014

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Political Propaganda in the New Panamanian Passports?

The new electronic passports issued by Panama carry in its pages images of accomplishments by the government of Ricardo Martinelli. The move has generated irritation and reactions.

21 January 2014

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Work on the Panama Canal Continues for Now

The GUPC continues its work on the Panama Canal despite threats to suspend construction. Meanwhile the Canal Authority is holding the company's feet to the fire.

15 January 2014

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Panama Canal Expansion Faces a New Challenge

The company responsible for the expansion of the Panama Canal has threatened to halt work demanding payment in billions for overruns. The Panama Canal Authority refuses to pay.

12 December 2013

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A New Law to Shield Police in Panama?

Panamanians see the proposed Law 651 as an attempt to shield the police and increase their potential to abuse authority, especially after recent unpleasant incidents involving police officers.

26 November 2013

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