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

Latin America
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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…

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

Panama celebrates Independence Day
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Panama celebrates Independence Day

The Tico Times - November 4, 2014

A parade of soldiers marches through Casco Viejo on Nov. 3 to celebrate Panama’s Independence Day. Also translated as “Separation Day,” the holiday commemorates Panama’s secession from…

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

Panamanians vote in tight presidential election
Latin America
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Latin America
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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…

Panama’s diplomatic row with Venezuela indicative of growing presence on world stage
Business
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Business
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Panama’s diplomatic row with Venezuela indicative of growing presence on world stage

Larry Luxner - April 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – One year after Nicolás Maduro’s election as president of Venezuela – in a voting process the opposition claims was rigged and illegal – the…