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Fri, 25 Jan 2019 01:01:11 +0000
OPINION: Panama’s crisis of values
Pope Francisco has arrived in Panama. When the Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the successor of [Pope]Paul, hopeful winds of transparency, accountability and renewed commitments to the Catholic Church arrived. Pope Francis has faced s...

Fri, 25 Jan 2019 00:01:51 +0000
First 60,000 pilgrims arrive for WYD
Nearly 60,000 pilgrims had entered Panama by   7:00 am on Thursday, January 24, for the World Youth Day (WYD) , which started on Tuesday 22 and ends on Sunday, January 27. A cruise ship carrying some 1,800 pilgrims will dock on Friday, but the atte...

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 21:41:30 +0000
One dead, one badly hurt in Chame crash
A HEAD-ON collision and a mini-bus and a sedan on the Interamerican highway at  Sajalices, in Chame, left one person dead and another with critical injuries on Thursday morning, January 24. The post One dead, one badly hurt in Chame crash appeared ...

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 21:18:03 +0000
Pope asks leaders for austerity and transparency
Pope Francisco, in his first World Youth Day (WYD), speech in Panama invited those in leadership positions in the government and the private sector to “live with austerity and transparency”, the  claim from their “freedom, sensitiv...

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 17:21:19 +0000
Major corruption suspects impede justice
In what La Prensa calls “a stealthy way” former Minister of Public Works (MOP)  Jaime Ford and former president of the Board of the State Savings Bank)  Riccardo Francolini – both linked multiple corruption scandals – registered...

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 02:05:39 +0000
Strong winds and waves alert through weekend
A strong winds and waves alert, issued by 23 until January 27 there will be strong winds and waves in the Pacific sector of Panama, according to the National Civil Protection System (Sinaproc) on Wednesday, January 23 will remain in effect until mid...

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 01:47:53 +0000
Two arrests in theft of Pope security fences
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Thu, 24 Jan 2019 01:41:35 +0000
Judge nixes unfreezing of account linked to Odebrecht bribes
The Twelfth Criminal Court denied the unfreezing of a   $17,164 I bank account in the name of José Porta Álvarez, charged in the investigation related to the bribes paid by Odebrecht and as treasurer of the José Domingo Arias CD presidential ca...

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 01:32:50 +0000
Rivera creates new record  in Hall of Fame election
The New York Yankees closer, Mariano Rivera, has become the second Panamanian to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame,  and the first player ever to get 100 percent of the votes The “Puerto Caimito Express” joins Rod Carew who entered in 1991...

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 01:12:36 +0000
OPINION: Fighting for a dream
  Mariano Rivera has entered the Baseball Hall of Fame. A humble fisherman from Puerto Caimito, who since his youth was characterized by his simplicity and commitment to work, has been recognized as a living legend. In 19 seasons in the Major Le...

Thu, 24 Jan 2019 00:29:05 +0000
WYD Pilgrims pack Cinta Costera for inauguration
After an afternoon of musical entertainment on Tuesday,  January following the inauguration of  World Youth Day (WYD), scores of thousands of pilgrims from 196 countries, attended a mass celebrated by Panama Archbishop José Domingo Ulloa on the C...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:48:42 +0000
Flags fly as taxis gouge
FLAGS of over 50 Nations represented at World Youth Day were hoisted on Panama’s Cinta Costera on Monday January 21, and others were seen in the streets of the capital as pilgrims strolled the streets. By early evening there was only one police rep...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:05:05 +0000
Martinelli   snooping trial set for  March 12
The long-awaited day of reckoning for Panama’s former president Ricardo Martinelli will begin with an oral hearing on Tuesday, March 12, at 9:00 a.m. He is accused of alleged crimes of inviolability of secrecy and right to privacy, and embezzlement...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:43:31 +0000
Wife killed after hostage stand-off
An  hours-long  attempt by a  National Police (PN) negotiator  to persuade a Venezuelan man armed with a knife  and barricaded in a bathroom with his  estranged  pregnant wife and a five-year-old stepson to surrender, ended  in tragedy on Mo...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:51:33 +0000
2nd ‘hot photo’ accused imprisoned
THE ARREST of a second man accused of manipulating photos of a Russian exhibitionist look-alike to post images of Panama’s Attorney General on social media was legalized in a Panama court on Monday, January 21. Like his fellow accused Chirica Juan ...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:19:01 +0000
Big brother system for Pope’s visit could have lasting benefits
A surveillance system introduced for the visit of Pope Francis was inaugurated by  President Juan Carlos Carlos Varela on Monday, January 21. The National Security and Emergency Operations Center C5- located at the National Police HQ in Ancon may tu...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:30:05 +0000
Cruise ship carrying 1,834 pilgrims
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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 00:55:37 +0000
Varela opens Climate change and human trafficking conference
  President, Juan Carlos Varela inaugurated the Laudato conference at the headquarters of the Latin American Parliament (Parlatino), in Amador to discuss climate change and human trafficking on Monday January 21. Based on the encyclical written ...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 23:59:30 +0000
Proteting pensioners create city-wide gridlock
  Panama jubilados (retirees) brought traffic across Panama City to a virtual halt for over three hours on Monday, January 21, as they fulfilled their promise to continue their protests over lack of government action in adjusting pensions. A gr...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 21:59:12 +0000
Two arrests in posting of  doctored “hot”photos
Two men allegedly involved in the dissemination through the social networks of photoshopped images showing Panama’s Attorney General Kenia Porcell in revealing poses with disparaging comments have been arrested. Kenia Porcell The secretary of the P...