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Panama restricts the entry of foreigners to the country
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Panama restricts the entry of foreigners to the country

AFP and The Tico Times - March 16, 2020

The Government of Panama will prohibit, starting Monday, March 16, the entry of foreigners who do not have a residency in the country. "As of March 16…

Skyway adds flights from Costa Rica to Bocas del Toro, Panama
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Skyway adds flights from Costa Rica to Bocas del Toro, Panama

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 29, 2019

Domestic airline Skyway will offer flights between Costa Rica and Bocas del Toro, Panama, according to a press release from the company. Tickets start at $161 for…

Pic of the Day: Alvarado and new Panamanian president Laurentino Cortizo
Panama
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Panama
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Pic of the Day: Alvarado and new Panamanian president Laurentino Cortizo

The Tico Times - August 31, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado is in Panama, where he met with the country's new president, Laurentino Cortizo. The two leaders agreed to work together on migration, security and…

Panama prosecutors request 21-year spying sentence for ex-president
Latin America
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Latin America
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Panama prosecutors request 21-year spying sentence for ex-president

AFP - July 10, 2018

Panamanian prosecutors demanded a 21-year sentence for spying against ex-President Ricardo Martinelli during an indictment hearing in the capital, Panama City. Martinelli, who was extradited back to…

New Costa Rica-Panama bridge to be built at Sixaola
Getting Around
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Getting Around
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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
Crime
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Crime
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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
Business
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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
Crime
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Crime
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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
Crime
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Crime
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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
Crime
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Crime
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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…