Panama ponders on accepting oil or gas from Venezuela to settle accounts

For Panamanian vice-president and foreign minister, "all the options are on the table" (TODAY PANAMA) Swap of oil or natural gas for the millions of dollars owed by Venezuela to Panamanian businesses is among the...

Panamanians Consuming More Eggs

  (TODAY PANAMA) In 2014 production of 538 million eggs was recorded, an increase of 57% compared with 2005, when there were 342 million. The annual per capita consumption rose from 102 units in 2005 to...

Uber Disconnects 90% of Its Drivers In Panama

Uber in Panama announced that from 4:00 pm Friday, November 24, it began a test of what would be the service in line with the government decree of October 31, 2017. Uber said this means...

Growing Labor Shortage in Panama

TODAY PANAMA - Projections are that for the five year period between 2015-2020 there will be a shortfall of 70,000 workers in the sectors of construction, logistics, tourism and agriculture. According to the National Competitiveness...

Emirates announces world’s longest non-stop flight from Dubai to…

TODAY PANAMA - Emirates will become the holder of the longest continuous airline route in the world with its planned service between Dubai and Panama City that will launch in February next year. The flight...

Panama Canal reshapes LPG trade

Shipments are growing of liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG, from the United States to markets on the west coast of South America, as well as Asia, via the expanded Panama Canal. Big gas tankers currently...

Panamanian Coffee At $85 a Cup In Singapore

Starting in November, two cafés in Singapore will charge $85 for a cup of geisha coffee from Panama’s Hacienda La Esmeralda, according to the Straits Times. The coffee, grown in the Boquete highlands of Chiriqui...

Panama Indigenous Shine Light on Deforestation Caused by Illegal Activity

A documentary by indigenous communities in Panama has cast light on the catastrophic effect of illegal logging and ranching on the country's rainforest, in another example of the impact of criminal activity on rural...

Panama Advances in Gold Cup with 3-0 Win over Martinique

Panama dominated Martinique 3-0 on Saturday to advance to the quarterfinals of the 14th Gold Cup soccer tournament. Defender Michael Carrillo scored in the 44th minute to give Panama a 1-0 lead right before half-time...

Panama Trump Ocean Club Hotel Sold for US$23 Million

TODAY PANAMA - Trump Ocean Club, located in the Punta Pacifica area of Panama City, the tallest building in Central America, has been sold for us$23.7 million to a new owner, whose name has...

Panama’s New President Offers Gang Amnesty

Panama's new president has offered a one-month amnesty period for gang members to disarm and cut their ties with organized crime, signalling his administration's willingness to pursue alternative strategies to combat the growing gang...

The Franchising Business in Panama

The sectors of gastronomy, services and clothing is where most of the more than 200 franchise chains, including both Panamanian and international, that operate in the country are concentrated. As in other countries in the...

Panama Corruption Scandal Embroils Political Elite

TODAY PANAMA - A corruption probe into a welfare program in Panama now involves an ex-president, dozens of congressmen and several cabinet members -- yet also raises questions about the motives of an anti-corruption...

Drug Trafficking Groups Unleash Violence in Panama

(Prensa Latina) The recent bloodsheds in different sites of the country have been causing fear among the population today and concern in the Panamanian authorities, who state that violence comes from organized drug trafficking...

Panama Bureaucracy Decides When and What you Eat

TODAY PANAMA - A new law eliminates the period of 150 days for the authorities to respond to an import request, and requires wait for the process to be completed without being able to...

Panama Changes its Immigration Policy

(TODAY PAMANA) -- It has been announced that there will be an end to liberality in granting residence permits in the so-called melting pot, and the revision of the immigration status of resident foreigners...

Puppet of History: Panama’s Manuel Noriega

The late General Manuel Antonio Noriega has done more to demonstrate the bipolar nature of US foreign policy in the Americas than any single, historically anointed individual. In its tendency to veer between outraged...

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The Simpsons Invade Panama!

The Simpsons' first stop in their #TravesíaSimpson in Central America was Panama, as Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie take a vacation. And what's a...

Canal Future Could Rest On Going Green

The future of the Panama Canal in the face of accelerating climate change may depend on innovative green initiatives including floating solar panels. A solar...

Panama moves closer to rail link with Costa Rica

Panama moved a step closer to building a rail link to the Costa Rican border on Thursday, December 7 with the signing of an...

Panama On The EU Black List

After two years of negotiations the European Union has reached a consensus and defined a list of 17 nations considered to be "tax havens",...

Transit Board Conflict of Interest Probe

An investigation of all the members of the Board of Directors of the Transit Authority (ATTT) was initiated on Thursday, November 30, by the...

Drug Trafficking Groups Unleash Violence in Panama

(Prensa Latina) The recent bloodsheds in different sites of the country have been causing fear among the population today and concern in the Panamanian...

The Franchising Business in Panama

The sectors of gastronomy, services and clothing is where most of the more than 200 franchise chains, including both Panamanian and international, that operate...

Panamanian Coffee At $85 a Cup In Singapore

Starting in November, two cafés in Singapore will charge $85 for a cup of geisha coffee from Panama’s Hacienda La Esmeralda, according to the...

Panama Canal reshapes LPG trade

Shipments are growing of liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG, from the United States to markets on the west coast of South America, as well...

Uber Disconnects 90% of Its Drivers In Panama

Uber in Panama announced that from 4:00 pm Friday, November 24, it began a test of what would be the service in line with...