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Labor

CAPAC will keep negotiating at the table

Capac and Suntracs have not yet reached a point of equilibrium in wage negotiations as part of the new collective agreement that should govern for the next four years. La Capac claims that it will remain on the table, despite the differences between what the workers aspire (an increase of …

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Uncategorized

CSS gives tips to battle the rainy season

The rainy season begins in the country, which increases the respiratory and gastrointestinal problems in the population. According to specialists, in most cases it is a virus; however, specific care is needed to prevent acute symptoms from occurring. The viral picture can last from 4 to 5 days. Roberto Grimaldo, neonatologist and head …

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International Relations
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Germany and Spain eye Panama during Adventure Week for its biodiversity

Around 15 buyers of tourist destinations from Germany, Austria, Canada, China, Spain, the United States, France and the Netherlands will be in Panama in the first version of AdventureWeek, in which they will learn about the country’s biodiversity and culture, the Authority announced today. of Tourism of Panama (ATP). The …

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World Youth Day (WYD)

Over 200 million dollars expected for Panama for WYD

WYD Committee asks for more support from private companies INVESTMENT The World Youth Day (WYD), which will take place from January 22 to 27, 2019, will not only capture the eyes of thousands of tourists but will also bring an economic boom of millions of dollars. According to Roberto Alfaro, …

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Politics

President Benitez promises a new Paraguay

New President Abdo Benítez promises a Paraguay without divisions The elected president of Paraguay, the conservative Mario Abdo Benítez, said, after the unofficial results that gave him victory in the elections this Sunday, which assumes the commitment to build a country in which the divisions ended. “We have to build …

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Sport

CONCACAF cancels World Cup qualifier amidst Managua violence

The U-17 women’s tournament, qualifier for the Uruguay World Cup in 2019, began last Friday in Managua The North, Central American and Caribbean Football Confederation (CONCACAF) has announced the cancellation of the qualification tournament for the U-17 World Championship that was being played in Nicaragua, due to “force majeure”, due …

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Politics

Ledezma speaks about escaping from Venezuela

When the life of the opponent Antonio Ledezma was in danger, he escaped from Venezuela INTERVIEW Antonio Ledezma is 71 years old, very hoarse voice, and a great internal mission: to strip the regime of Nicolás Maduro. From the exile, he feels he can put pressure, unite more countries to adopt …

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Infrastructure

Suntracs strike goes on

 Méndez, announced that by tomorrow, the workers will be mobilized “in different roads” The National Union of Workers of Construction and Similar (Suntracs) on strike since last Wednesday in protest to a 60 percent wage increase, today carry out demonstrations and partial closures in the Centennial, Tocumen, Colón and other …

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Technology

Technology will be paramount for security of Panamanian citizens

The development of new technologies will be fundamental in the implementation of the so-called National Citizen Security Strategy (ENSC) 2017-2030 . Designed as a State policy, the strategy will be integrated with the interagency operations center, called C5, which includes a system for the reception, attention and dispatch of emergency …

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Economy

Veterinarians strike after Bill 574 is vetoed

The veterinarians of the country began on Monday, April 23 a stoppage of arms after the Executive vetoed the bill 574 that considered the salary increase for these professionals. José Torres, president of the Panamanian Association of Veterinary Doctors , informed La Prensa that the measure began at dawn this …

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Politics

Registration Day closed by Panamenistas

In the middle of a hectic political Sunday, members of the official Panameñista Party also made yesterday a day of registration of new adherents who join the ranks of the collective. The day is part of the actions taken by the ruling party to prepare for the process of internal …

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Crime

Milagros Lay hearing rescheduled for May 10

The intermediate hearing to Milagros Lay, accused of alleged fraud and falsification of documents was rescheduled for next Thursday, May 10, at 8:00 am in Room 9 of the Accusatory Penal System (SPA) in Plaza Ágora. The diligence was suspended in order to inform one of the victims, who could …

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Canal

Transactions between Panama and the PSA

Once again the name of the company PSA Panama International Terminal, SA, in charge of the operation of a container terminal in Rodman, is in the eye of the storm. His name has returned to the public arena after the past Thursday, April 19 deputies of the majority of the …

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Legal
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Nicaragua diplomats removed by US

The United States suspended the daily procedures of its embassy in Nicaragua and is removing some of its diplomats due to violent protests in the Central American country. Nicaragua continues in anarchy, after protests At least 28 deaths, looting, fires and repression in protests against the government in Nicaragua The …

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Financials

The Savings Bank reaches record profit

The Savings Bank reached a record number in its profit of last year, reaching $ 41 million dollars. The figure represents the highest of its history and is derived from the business of financial intermediation, without extraordinary income. Likewise, the bank reported that it was able to increase its operational …

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Sport

Cayucos races improve development for all walks of life

There are phrases, studies, examples and testimonies of what sports can do for people. From that inherent in the discipline to social promotion. In the middle, good habits, well-being, satisfaction and will to overcome are built, fundamental aspects for a full life, in particular for young people in need of an …

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Entertainment

Gabriel Rojas spreading the tango genre in Panama

It is an album that starts his career as a soloist, since he has more than 30 years of career Music. The Argentine singer Gabriel Rojas is visiting Panama to promote his new musical project ‘Mi nuevo camino’. It is an album that begins his career as a soloist, since he …

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Sport

Chilean players support Torres

Chile’s big players behind Panamanian striker Gabriel ‘Gaby’ Torres QUOTED Gabriel Torres is in his sights two great Chilean soccer. This told us a source linked to the Huachipato FC forward. One of those teams would be Colo Colo from Santiago. His great start in the Tournament of Chile has it as a …

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Economy

Panamanians share their opinions on how the government treats the poor

Eliécer has dedicated 20 years of his life to selling vegetables and fruits INTERVIEW Eliécer Girón, 54 years old and more than 20 selling vegetables and fruits in Perejil, speaks without seeds in the language about the reality in which Panama lives. What is your assessment of safety? For Perejil, …

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Economy

Plastic surgeries for men are up in Panama

Plastic surgeries in men are increasing in the country PROCESS Men do not want to leave women and have undergone plastic surgery to look almost perfect. This practice has increased in the last ten years in the country, because men have decided to pay more attention to their physical appearance. …

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Legal

Over 40 laws still on hold in the AN

Many of the projects were presented more than a year ago in the Assembly VIRUS More than 40 bills are on the agenda of the National Assembly, many of which await approval in the second or third debate. Some of these initiatives sleep an ‘eternal dream’ several months and even …

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Pope Francis

Pope Francis wants violence to end in Nicaragua

The  Pope Francis appealed Sunday to the cessation of violence that has engulfed Nicaragua after protests against the government of the country, which killed 11 people, including a journalist. The protests erupted in Nicaragua on Wednesday over a proposal for pension reform, with violent demonstrations shaking cities across the Central …

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Local Culture

Calvo discusses the Panamanian Baroque Era

History does not follow an upward and upright course; It is full of ruptures, turns, curves, falls and precipices. According to this logic, Panama has had great periods, followed by others of lesser luster, reflects the historian Alfredo Castillero Calvo. Who has dedicated his life to study the past scientifically does not …

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Economy

Panama seeks to change distribution of wealth

Competitiveness and inclusion is the formula to which the next Annual Conference of Executives (CADE) seeks to shed luster, which will put on display international exhibitors who will diagnose whether Panama is taking advantage of globalization. CADE 2018, started in 1966, is version number 51 of a debate organized by …

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Energy/Infrastructure

Panama defines its borders after 22 years

The maritime space of the country was defined in a draft law promoted by the Maritime Authority of Panama (AMP). The initiative establishes the baseline, from which the 200 miles of maritime space in which Panama is measured. Within the 200 nautical miles include the 12 miles of territorial sea, in …

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Politics

PRD looks to add 50,000 new members

The secretary general, Pedro Miguel González, indicated that they will hold primaries for all elected offices INCRIPTIONS The deputy and general secretary of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), Pedro Miguel González, is betting that his party on Sunday will be joined by more than 50 thousand new adherents, in this …

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Economy

International coffee tasting to be held in Boquete

They confirmed that 19 international judges from the United States, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and European countries will be in the international tasting Event. The producers of special coffee are already in the final stages of preparation of their lots to face the Geisha, Pacamaras and traditional varieties, in the …

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Air Travel

Air Europa to open a route to Panama

Air Europa will return to China, the country it flew between 2005 and 2006, but had to stop operating due to lack of profitability Air Europa, Globalia’s air division, continues with its expansion and plans to fly to China in two years, in addition to opening “imminently” a route to …

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Economy

New car sales in Panama fall to begin 2018

The segment of light SUVs or SUVs recorded the sale of 2,656 units, 8.8% less than the 2,913 of the previous period The sale of new cars in Panama in the first two months of 2018 fell by 10.5% to add 7,843 units compared to 8,768 in the same period …

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Riots

10 dead after Nicaragua deploys military

The military was also deployed in the city of Estelí, 149 kilometers north of Managua, where they guard public institutions Nicaragua woke up today with soldiers deployed in several cities after a night of clashes and vandalism that left at least seven dead, bringing to ten the number of victims …

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