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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
Newsletter
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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…

Crime
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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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Crime
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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 takes step to improve its image as money-laundering haven
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Business
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Panama takes step to improve its image as money-laundering haven

George Rodriguez - April 28, 2015

The Panamanian legislature passed stiff regulations against money laundering last week, constituting a major step in the country's efforts to improve its image with international monetary authorities.…

Panama Congresswoman’s anti-sexual harassment bill faces ridicule
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Panama Congresswoman’s anti-sexual harassment bill faces ridicule

George Rodriguez and Jill Replogle - March 24, 2015

The Panamanian press calls it the "anti-piropos law." Piropos, if you're new to Central American slang, translates loosely to "catcalls." Many Central American women are more likely…

Puente Sixaola: A border runs through it
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adventure
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Puente Sixaola: A border runs through it

The Tico Times - February 28, 2015

Two buses, one perplexing walk to the Mepe station, a taxi, and two boats is what it took for my wife Melanie and I to complete her…

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6 killed when Panama bus falls into ravine near Costa Rica border

AFP - January 25, 2015

https://twitter.com/BCBRP/status/559452133951815680 PANAMA CITY – Six people were killed and at least 20 injured when a bus fell into a ravine in the Panamanian province of Chiriquí near…