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16 March 2015
Venezuelan immigrant Rita García answered a lawmaker's reactionary speech with a controversial tirade against Panamanians, comparing them to "monkeys" and saying they're incapable of respecting foreign cultures.
10 January 2015
With Facebook groups and discussions on other citizen media outlets, Panamanians search for ways to understand and react to the challenges that come with immigration from its neighboring countries.
9 January 2015
The US invasion of Panama in 1989 left an irrevocable mark on the psyche of the Panamanian people and now the government is calling for reconciliation.
9 October 2014
After a workshop conducted in August 2014, indigenous leaders from Amazon regions in Peru started to discover the role drones can play in monitoring environmental threats to the rainforest.
17 July 2014
Authorities Have Confiscated $9.9M Hidden in Bean Cans, Shoes and Even Stomachs at This Guatemalan Airport
Money launderers try to smuggle the undeclared cash to destinations like Panama or Colombia, often to pay for drugs.
6 March 2014
6 February 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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11 October 2013
Panamanians took to Twitter to reject the way President Ricardo Martinelli expressed himself when denying reports of his son's involvement in an Italian corruption scandal.
9 October 2013
Panamanian pitcher Mariano Rivera retires from professional baseball, leaving behind a series of records that will be hard to break. The media and social networks paid their respects.
30 September 2013
Law 611 has put local doctors on the warpath, while the government assures that foreign doctors will not pose a problem for national workers.
17 September 2013
A resolution by the International Court of Justice set the stage for conflict between Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia and Panama, reviving disputes and jeopardizing a project to build a canal.