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    President’s Veto of Electoral Reform

    President’s Veto of Electoral Reform

    Cortizo’s partial veto of bill 544 reforming Panama’s Electoral Code only addressed one article, despite citizens’ concerns with four articles detrimental to equality and democracy in Panama.

    Panama legalizes medical marijuana use

    Panama legalizes medical marijuana use

    Panama’s national assembly has unanimously passed Bill 153 that will regulate the use of medical cannabis. The bill will allow research into the use of the plant as an alternative to pain medication. ...

    Sunwing flights return to Rio Hato airport

    Sunwing flights return to Rio Hato airport

    Flights from Canada to the Scarlett Martinez International Airport in Río Hato, will begin starting November 12th, 2021. Sunwing Airlines announced the return of the Playa Blanca route from Toronto.

    Sunday Quarantine returns to San Carlos

    Sunday Quarantine returns to San Carlos

    Sunday, July 18th more mobility restrictions came into effect in the provinces of Panama Oeste and Veraguas. In the province of Panama West, San Carlos and La Chorrera are the districts affected.

    Dry Law returns in Panama West

    Dry Law returns in Panama West

    Starting Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 Dry Law will be in effect for the entire province of Panama West from 10:00 p.m. on Saturday until 4:00 a.m. on Monday, again.

    Sunday Quarantine returns in Panama West

    Sunday Quarantine returns in Panama West

    Panama’s Minister of Health, Luis Francisco Sucre said Tuesday, June 29, that the districts of La Chorrera, Penonomé, and Pesé will enter a total quarantine on Sundays.

    Explosion at Las Terrazas in Coronado

    Explosion at Las Terrazas in Coronado

    There was a large explosion Sunday morning in the Las Terrazas de Coronado shopping center in the Chame district, Panama Oeste province. There was damage to a least 10 locals.

    Panama World Ocean Day 2021

    Panama World Ocean Day 2021

    Panama celebrated World Ocean Day 2021 by creating a policy to protect Panama’s ocean diversity. on World Ocean Day, a decree was signed to triple the size of Coiba’s marine protected area.

    Changes to the Friendly Nations Visa in Panama

    Changes to the Friendly Nations Visa in Panama

    Panama is making changes to the popular Friendly Nations visa. One big change is rather than $5000 USD in a Panamanian bank, you will now need to invest 200K, or prove an employment relationship.

    Construction stops on Panama’s Beach Corridor

    Construction stops on Panama’s Beach Corridor

    The second phase of the beach corridor project, from Santa Cruz to San Carlos. will not go into construction. The Ministry of Public Works (MOP) spoke to the companies that would carry out the design.