Moody’s gives Canal expansion thumbs up

Eighteen months after the expansion of the Panama Canal began to operate, its performance exceeded expectations. According to a new Moody’s Investors Service report, the total tonnage of the channel increased 22% in fiscal...

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...

Muscular West Coast Worker Is on Way to Build New Tappan Zee

The Left Coast Lifter, a floating crane that can hoist 1,900 tons at a time, passed through the Panama Canal this month. Its use will save time and money in replacing the Tappan Zee...

U.S. Plans to Require Banks to Identify Owners of Shell Companies

The proposed rule is meant to close a loophole in the American banking system that allows secret financial maneuvers like the ones revealed in the Panama Papers.

Panama: NO to Price Controls

PANAMA NEWS -- According to the government, the lack of some products with regulated prices in supermarkets is due to a strategy used by companies to get the measure suspended, however, they claim that...

Let Canadians Vote! Constitutional challenge failed.

TODAY PANAMA - This is for Canadians only living in Panama (and anywhere but Canada). Your help is needed to raise funds to launch an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada to secure...

Panama to Send Detained North Korean Crew, Ship Home: Minister

The North Korean crew and ship detained in Panama for smuggling Cuban weapons three months ago will soon be returned to the reclusive Asian nation, Panama's foreign minister said Thursday.    

Counter-Narcotics Fight Is Paying Off In Panama

International cooperation was key in seizure of 224.7 tons of narcotics between 2009 and 2013, according to the Public Security Ministry. Thanks to Panama’s counter-narcotics investment of US$1.5 billion dollars since 2009, authorities seized 224.7...

U.S. Takes Ex-Leader of Panama Into Custody for Possible Extradition

Ricardo Martinelli was detained by United States marshals, raising the likelihood that he could be sent home to face charges of corruption and illegal spying.

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...

International Observers Expect Tight Presidential Race in Panama

Political analysts said the election on Sunday would be the closest since the United States invasion in 1989 toppled Gen. Manuel Noriega.
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Panama: The Colombians that Colombia Discriminates Against

  TODAY PANAMA - Colombian businessmen have pointed out the damage caused to their business dealings with Panama by the respective governments inability to resolve continuing conflicts over the sharing of financial information and tariff...

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...

<div>Accused in Spying Case, Ex-Panama President Fights Extradition in Miami</div>

Ricardo A. Martinelli is accused of diverting $13.4 million from social programs to buy software to track business competitors and political rivals.

AP Names Josh Goodman Bureau Chief for 3 Countries

The Associated Press has named Joshua Goodman as chief of bureau for Colombia, Venezuela and Panama.    

Panama Deported 170 Foreigners In First Two Months Of The Year

TODAY PANAMA - Panama's immigration service reports having deported or expelled in the first two months of the year, a total of 170 foreigners, mostly Colombians, for being in the country undocumented. Of the the...

Defending Their Nation’s Honor on Social Media: #PanamaIsMoreThanPapers

Panamanians have erupted in patriotic fervor on Twitter in reaction to the negative attention that followed the release of the Panama Papers.

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Chinese Railroad in Panama?

A rail line connecting Panama City and David is the first of several joint infrastructure projects to be studied, as part of a cooperation...

The Never Ending Tariff Conflict between Panama and Colombia

The Panamanian government has decided to increase, in some cases by up to 30%, import tariffs on several products, including flowers, cement and bituminous...

Panama Car Sales Down 14%

At the end of November 2017, the downward trend continued, adding up to almost 53 thousand new vehicles registered since January, 13.8% less than...

Moody’s gives Canal expansion thumbs up

Eighteen months after the expansion of the Panama Canal began to operate, its performance exceeded expectations. According to a new Moody’s Investors Service report,...

US judge backs extradition of ex-Panama president Martinelli

MIAMI — A Miami federal judge on Tuesday upheld the extradition request for former Panama president Ricardo Martinelli to face political espionage and embezzlement...

Panama Says It Will Comply With Inter-American Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The government of Panama said it plans to comply with a landmark Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruling that recognizes same-sex marriage and transgender...

Panama Hotel Votes to Drop Trump, But His Company Won’t Go

(VOA) The owners of a Trump-branded hotel in Panama sued President Donald Trump's family-owned company in federal court Tuesday, alleging that the namesake business...

US Ambassador to Panama Resigns, Says Cannot Serve Trump

(Reuters) U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley, a career diplomat and former Marine Corps helicopter pilot, has resigned, telling the State Department he no...

A New Contender Has Emerged for the Best Credit in Latin America

If you had to name the country that bond investors consider to be the best credit in all of Latin America, which would you...

Panama Tourist Spending Continues to Slow Down

From January to October 2017, tourist spending grew by only 1.6% compared to the same period in 2016, significantly lower than the 13% recorded...