Elida Moreno

Panama gets $400 million loan for its strategy against coronavirus

09 Jul 2020

PANAMA CITY The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Thursday said it had approved a $400 million loan for Panama to support the country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic and help ease its impact on vulnerable households.

U.S. charges ex-Panama president's sons with bribery, money laundering

07 Jul 2020

GUATEMALA CITY/PANAMA CITY U.S. prosecutors have charged two sons of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli in connection with bribery and money laundering linked to Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, according to a federal complaint unsealed on Monday.

Panama exhumes 19 bodies in search of victims of 1989 U.S. invasion

21 Jun 2020

MEXICO CITY Panamanian authorities this week finalised the exhumation of 19 bodies in a private cemetery in Panama City as part of a search for victims of the 1989 invasion by the United States, Panamanian judicial authorities said.

Stranded in Central America, migrants demand passage to U.S. border

05 Jun 2020

PANAMA CITY/TEGUCIGALPA Panama has stepped up border controls in the vast and wild Darien Province that neighbors Colombia, authorities said on Thursday, after some members of a group of 1,900 migrants from as far afield as Africa tried to break out of a detention center to trek north.

Panama will fine ships up to $10,000 if they tamper with transponders

01 Jun 2020

PANAMA CITY Panama's Maritime Authority said it will impose sanctions on vessels, including fines of up to $10,000 and withdrawing its flag from the ship, if they deliberately deactivate, tamper or alter the operation of their tracking transponders.

At centers for stranded migrants in Panama, 59 test positive for coronavirus

22 May 2020

PANAMA CITY Fifty-nine migrants in Panamanian migration centers have tested positive for the coronavirus, a health official said, as thousands of migrants in the Central American nation wait to advance on their journey north.

Viceministro de Panamá renuncia en medio de polémica por sobreprecios en compra de ventiladores

28 Apr 2020

CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ, 27 abr El mandatario de Panamá, Laurentino Cortizo, aceptó el lunes la renuncia al cargo de su viceministro de la Presidencia, en medio de una polémica desatada por la compra de equipos médicos para atender la emergencia por el coronavirus.

UPDATE 1-Panama secures $1.3 billion in funding, as coronavirus cases rise

15 Apr 2020

* President says $1.3 billion secured to help economy (Recasts, adds funding details)

Panama registers 102 new cases of coronavirus: health ministry

15 Apr 2020

PANAMA CITY Panama registered 102 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the country's total to 3,574 cases, the health ministry said.

Gender divide: Peru, Panama limit men and women to alternate days out to stall virus

03 Apr 2020

LIMA Peru and Panama both started on Thursday limiting the times men and women can leave their homes in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

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