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After seven months, Panama reopens air borders for tourists
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After seven months, Panama reopens air borders for tourists

AFP - October 13, 2020

Panama on Monday reopened its air borders to the arrival of international flights with tourists after keeping them closed for seven months due to the Covid-19 pandemic.…

Panama airport reopens for international flights and visitors
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Panama airport reopens for international flights and visitors

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 12, 2020

Tocumen International Airport in Panama City on Monday reopened for international flights and visitors. According to local newspaper La Prensa, the airport expects to handle on its…

Panama Canal breaks cargo record despite pandemic, US-China trade war
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Business
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Panama Canal breaks cargo record despite pandemic, US-China trade war

AFP - October 6, 2020

The Panama Canal broke its cargo transit record in fiscal year 2020 with the passage of 475 million tons through its waters, despite the pandemic and the…

Panama plans October 12 reopening for international flights
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Central America
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Panama plans October 12 reopening for international flights

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 2, 2020

Starting October 12, Panama will welcome international tourists from across the world, the government announced via executive order. As of that date, nationals, residents and foreigners who…

CureVac launches second stage of vaccine clinical trials in Peru and Panama
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News
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CureVac launches second stage of vaccine clinical trials in Peru and Panama

AFP - September 30, 2020

The German pharmaceutical company CureVac announced that it has started Phase 2 clinical trials of its experimental vaccine against Covid-19, a study that will be carried out…

Panama says it will enable ‘abandoned’ hospital for Covid-19
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Latin America
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Panama says it will enable ‘abandoned’ hospital for Covid-19

AFP - September 22, 2020

The Panamanian government said Monday it will enable an unfinished hospital to care for Covid-19 patients. The hospital's construction, the government denounces, was "abandoned" by the Spanish…

Panama rules out hiring Cuban doctors amid criticism from the US and internal protests
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Latin America
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Panama rules out hiring Cuban doctors amid criticism from the US and internal protests

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - August 26, 2020

The Panamanian government has for now ruled out the ​​hiring of Cuban doctors to combat COVID-19, amid protests from the health union and warnings from the United…

Desperation and violence in Panama migrant camp
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Desperation and violence in Panama migrant camp

Iván PISARENKO with Juan José RODRÍGUEZ in Panama City / AFP - August 12, 2020

Desperation is palpable in La Penita, an indigenous community in the Panamanian jungle province of Darien where 1,500 migrants have been blocked by the coronavirus pandemic from…

Pandemic triggers tension in crowded migrant camps in Panama
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Pandemic triggers tension in crowded migrant camps in Panama

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - August 5, 2020

"We are migrants, not slaves," says Renick Miseney. Miseney, 37, is one of hundreds of Haitians who — unable to continue the journey north due to the…

Virus forcing some Central Americans to reinvent their profession
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Latin America
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Virus forcing some Central Americans to reinvent their profession

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - July 27, 2020

Colombian pilot Juan Salazar has gone from fighting the FARC guerrilla in his country to selling homemade bread in Panama as he faces the economic crisis caused…