Panama General Election 2019

Posted by Editor
22/02/2019
Posted in Panama

In a few months, Panama will follow El Salvador as the second of three Central American countries with general elections this year. On May 5, Panama holds general elections for a president and vice president, all 71 seats in the unicameral Congress, and 81 mayors. While the capital’s mayoral race featuring jailed ex-President Ricardo Martinelli …

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Papal Visit Attended By Several Central American Presidents

Posted by Editor
27/01/2019

Presidents from El Salvador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama were all in attendance during Pope Francis’s visit in Panama City. Unsurprisingly, President of Nicaragua Danny Ortega did not make the pilgrimage. “Our trip was very long but it was worth it because we came here to Panama City because of our faith, our Christian …

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Major Power Outage In Panama

Posted by Editor
21/01/2019
Posted in Panama

Across Central America, boosting access to electricity has been a key development priority for national governments, private corporations and international organizations in the last few decades. And according to data from the World Bank, the rate of access to electricity in Panama far exceeds the global average, having increased very steadily in the last quarter-century. …

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“I think Panama will be an example of how smaller countries can negotiate with China”

Posted by Editor
29/11/2018
Posted in Panama, USA

Since President Trump’s term began, his administration has received substantial criticism for its omissive consideration of its strategic, diplomatic and commercial relationships with Latin America. Casual observers may not realize, but Donald Trump’s visit to Argentina for the 2018 G20 Summit is his first visit to the region as President of the United States. As …

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Chinese Media Responds to Pompeo’s “Ignorant and Malicious” Comments on BRI in Latin America

Posted by Editor
22/10/2018
Posted in Panama, USA

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Panama last week, where he met with President Juan Carlos Varela before visiting the US Embassy. During his trip, the Secretary of State reiterated the “threat” posed by China’s Belt and Road Initiative in the region, echoing a warning that his predecessor, former United States Secretary …

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