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

Pandemic tensions revive protests in Latin America
Latin America
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Latin America
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Pandemic tensions revive protests in Latin America

Lucía LACURCIA and AFP - July 19, 2020

Long confinements and widespread pessimism in Latin America due to the advance of the coronavirus and the economic debacle have fueled tensions, which in some cases are…

Panamanian doctors protest amid explosion of coronavirus cases
Latin America
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Latin America
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Panamanian doctors protest amid explosion of coronavirus cases

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - July 17, 2020

Panamanian doctors increased their protests, demanding supplies and additional personnel to attend to the coronavirus pandemic that Thursday exceeded 50,000 infected people. Fifty doctors protested in front…

Panama hospitals on verge of collapse as virus cases surge
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Latin America
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Panama hospitals on verge of collapse as virus cases surge

Juan José Rodríguez / AFP - July 14, 2020

Hospitals in Panama are on the brink of collapse as coronavirus cases spike in the Central American country worst hit by the pandemic, where doctors are already…

Panama returns to strict quarantine after spike in coronavirus cases
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Panama returns to strict quarantine after spike in coronavirus cases

AFP - June 7, 2020

The Panamanian government announced the return of a quarantine by gender in the capital and in an adjoining province after COVID-19 cases spiked only a week after…

Panamanians protest over lifting of quarantine
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Panamanians protest over lifting of quarantine

AFP - June 4, 2020

Trade unions took to the streets of Panama City on Tuesday in protest at the government's decision to reopen the country's economy, claiming it will lead to…

Civil Aviation Authority grounds Air Panama flights after inspection
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Civil Aviation Authority grounds Air Panama flights after inspection

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 7, 2019

Panama's Civil Aviation Authority (AAC) on Saturday grounded Air Panama flights operated by the Fokker 50 turboprop, impacting travel throughout the Central American country. The temporary suspension…

Panama investigates owner-manager row at Trump hotel
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Panama investigates owner-manager row at Trump hotel

AFP - February 27, 2018

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA – Panamanian prosecutors are investigating a dispute between owners and the management of a Trump hotel, a skyscraper that cuts a distinctive figure among the…

Wondrous or hideous? Frank Gehry-designed natural history museum opens to fanfare in Panama
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Wondrous or hideous? Frank Gehry-designed natural history museum opens to fanfare in Panama

Matt Levin - October 3, 2014

A natural history museum designed by famed architect Frank Gehry opened in Panama City this week. The Biomuseo -- a project first conceived nearly 15 years ago and…