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New Costa Rica-Panama bridge to be built at Sixaola
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New Costa Rica-Panama bridge to be built at Sixaola

The Tico Times - March 11, 2016

The Costa Rican and Panamanian governments have agreed to build a new bridge over the Sixaola River estimated to cost $15 million, officials from Panama say. The bridge, which…

Panama police convicted of burning teens alive in cell
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Panama police convicted of burning teens alive in cell

AFP - January 12, 2016

PANAMA CITY -- Seven policemen who watched five teenagers burn to death in a juvenile detention center in Panama after firing teargas into their cell have been sentenced…

Renewal in Panama might be coming at a high cost
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Business
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Renewal in Panama might be coming at a high cost

Mac Margolis |Bloomberg View - January 11, 2016

Last year was one most of Latin America would rather forget. The region trailed the world in economic growth, led on inflation, and posted the highest fiscal…

Panama court orders detention of ex-President Ricardo Martinelli
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Panama court orders detention of ex-President Ricardo Martinelli

AFP - December 22, 2015

PANAMA CITY – Panama's Supreme Court has ordered the detention of former President Ricardo Martinelli, prompting the absent millionaire supermarket tycoon on Tuesday to furiously dismiss the ruling…

Panama court declares ex-president Ricardo Martinelli in contempt
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Panama court declares ex-president Ricardo Martinelli in contempt

AFP - December 11, 2015

PANAMA CITY -- Martinelli, who faces a host of corruption accusations stemming from his presidency (2009-2014), has not been seen in Panama since January. In the latest case,…

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…

Air Panama to offer new flights from San José to David, Bocas del Toro
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Newsletter
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Air Panama to offer new flights from San José to David, Bocas del Toro

The Tico Times - September 1, 2015

“Panama has it all” is the name of a new tourism campaign in that country, and soon it will have one more thing: Air Panama flights from…

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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…