From Miami’s ‘Scarface’ pad, Panama’s exiled President Ricardo Martinelli fights back
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From Miami’s ‘Scarface’ pad, Panama’s exiled President Ricardo Martinelli fights back

Blake Schmidt and Bill Faries | Bloomberg - September 17, 2015

MIAMI — Just outside downtown Miami, in a luxury condo building made famous by the 1980s hits "Scarface" and "Miami Vice," a billionaire ex-president is holed up…

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Another former Panamanian minister arrested in graft probe

AFP - June 5, 2015

https://twitter.com/rmartinelli/status/606577740293238784 PANAMA CITY – A former Panamanian government official was arrested Thursday night over suspected corruption, the latest ex-minister to be nabbed in a widening graft probe…

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Former Panama VP arrested in widening corruption probe

AFP - June 4, 2015

https://twitter.com/EstrellaOnline/status/605184306122792961 PANAMA CITY – Panama's former Vice President Felipe Virzi has been arrested for alleged money laundering, adding to a lengthening list of former associates of ex-President…

Panama president values corruption scandal involving predecessor at nearly $100 million
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Panama president values corruption scandal involving predecessor at nearly $100 million

AFP - May 6, 2015

PANAMA CITY — Panama may have lost nearly $100 million to government corruption during the administration of President Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014), his successor said in an interview…

Panama’s US envoy offers upbeat economic outlook for 2015
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Panama’s US envoy offers upbeat economic outlook for 2015

Larry Luxner - December 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Panama, host of the VII Summit of the Americas next April, will see its economy grow faster in 2015 than anywhere else in the…

Ruling party loses again as Juan Carlos Varela wins Panama presidency
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Ruling party loses again as Juan Carlos Varela wins Panama presidency

AFP - May 4, 2014

PANAMA CITY -- Conservative Juan Carlos Varela, the vice president who broke politically with President Ricardo Martinelli, was officially declared Panama's next president Sunday, much to Martinelli's…

El Salvador’s Funes urges Panama to give up fugitive ex-President Flores
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El Salvador’s Funes urges Panama to give up fugitive ex-President Flores

AFP - May 4, 2014

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – El Salvador’s President Mauricio Funes asked Panama on Saturday not to grant political asylum to former Salvadoran President Francisco Flores, who is…

Panamanians vote in tight presidential election
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Panamanians vote in tight presidential election

Marco Sibaja | AFP - May 4, 2014

PANAMA CITY – Voters in Panama went to the polls Sunday to elect a new president amid a seeming consensus in favor of the free market policies…

Most of Latin America backs Venezuela’s Maduro, but Costa Rica remains a rare critical voice
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Most of Latin America backs Venezuela’s Maduro, but Costa Rica remains a rare critical voice

AFP - March 10, 2014

In the face of violent protests roiling Venezuela, many of Latin America's leaders have backed the government of President Nicolás Maduro, some have stayed mum and only…

Venezuela breaks relations with Panama over protest talks
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Venezuela breaks relations with Panama over protest talks

AFP - March 5, 2014

CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said Wednesday his government was breaking diplomatic relations with Panama after the country called a meeting of North and Latin…

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