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    Attorney General Resigns

    Attorney General Resigns

    Panama’s attorney general, Kenya Porcell, announced a resignation, following the "Varela leaks," a series of alleged texts between the ex-president and the head of the Public Ministry.

    Protests in Panama

    Protests in Panama

    October 31st 2019 will be the fourth day of protests in Panama City, where civil unrest is brewing over constitutional reforms.

    Panama Papers law firm sues Netflix

    Panama Papers law firm sues Netflix

    Mossack Fonseca, the law firm involved in the ’Panama Papers’ is suing Netflix, attempting to stop the release of The Laundromat, a movie about the leaked confidential files.

    Fashion Week 2019

    Fashion Week 2019

    Fashion Week Panama 2019 (FWP19) took to the ATLAPA Convention Center October 17th until the 19th, with more local and foreign designers than ever.

    Water is Money

    Water is Money

    In the 2019 fiscal year, the Panama Canal closed with a record tonnage of 469 million tones (PC/UMS), exceeding the projection and surpassing the record tonnage from the previous fiscal year.

    The Beach Corridor

    The Beach Corridor

    The Beach Corridor is a road project in its developmental stage spanning from Chorrera to San Carlos, that will create a viaduct at the Coronado intersection for people leaving the beach.

    Panama Black Weekend 2019

    Panama Black Weekend 2019

    For the third year in a row, in an effort of an economic boost in an otherwise slow time of year, Panama will turn Black Friday into a weekend long event in the middle of September.

    Panama Canal gets a new Chief

    Panama Canal gets a new Chief

    Ricaurte Vásquez is the new administrator of the Panama Canal. The news came Thursday at a crucial time amid trade conflicts between the U.S. and China.

    Cracking down on child pornography

    Cracking down on child pornography

    The Public Ministry executed operations Wednesday September 4th 2019, in Panama West, Coclé, Panama City, Chiriquí and Los Santos in an effort to dismantle an alleged pornography ring.

    3 die in San Carlos accident

    3 die in San Carlos accident

    The Public Ministry (MP) and the experts of the National Directorate of Traffic Operations of the National Police (PN), initiated investigations into the death of three men.

    Plastic bag fines still not in effect

    Plastic bag fines still not in effect

    The Authority for Consumer Protection and Defense of Competition (Acodeco) has informed that fines for the breach of Law No. 1 of January 19, 2018 (use of plastic bags in stores) are not yet in affect

    Building beaches in Panama City

    Building beaches in Panama City

    The mayor of Panama, José Luis Fábrega, is proposing to fill the beaches of Calidonia and Bella Vista located in the Bay of Panama in Panama City.

    Panama’s Gay Pride Parade

    Panama’s Gay Pride Parade

    Panama’s Gay Pride Parade was a huge success this year. With hundreds attending including TV personality, Carolina Demetiev, the 15th edition of the parade was one to be remembered.

    3.1 GDP for Panama in 1st quarter of 2019

    3.1 GDP for Panama in 1st quarter of 2019

    The National Institute of Statistics and Census of the Comptroller General of the Republic revealed a real gross domestic product (GDP) of 3.1% for Panama in the first quarter of 2019.