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    Varela CNN interview

    Varela CNN interview

    In a recent interview with CNN’s Rafael Romo, president Varela spoke about the upcoming elections on May 5th in Panama explaining Panama has built a democracy and elections will be transparent.

    Connectivity between Panama and Shanghai

    Connectivity between Panama and Shanghai

    Thursday April 11th President Varela received executives from China Eastern airline, to "evaluate the possibilities of greater connectivity between Panama and Shanghai."

    IFF Panama Kicks off in Panama!

    IFF Panama Kicks off in Panama!

    The eighth edition of the International Film Festival of Panama (IFF Panama) kicked off today (April 4th) and will continue venues around Panama City until April 10th.

    Panama’s Ban on Plastic Bags

    Panama’s Ban on Plastic Bags

    Last year the National Assembly approved a bill prohibiting plastic bags, granting a 12 month period for supermarkets, pharmacies and retailers to adapt to the laws, now that period is almost up.

    Panama’s Rainy Season late arrival

    Panama’s Rainy Season late arrival

    Alcely Lau Melo, climatology manager of the Electric Transmission Company (Etesa) announced that the organization expects this year the transition to the rainy season will be later than usual.

    The Panama - David Train project

    The Panama - David Train project

    El Siglo recently conducted an interview with Oscar Ramírez the coordinator of the environmental impact study for the Panama-David train project to find out more about what the ambitious project.

    Panama’s 2019 Election

    Panama’s 2019 Election

    Panama will hold it’s general elections to elect a new President and Vice President on May 5, 2019. With the upcoming election polls show corruption is a top voters concern.

    Panama goes back to school

    Panama goes back to school

    Monday March 11th brought the start to the Panamanian school year. With the new year, came five goals for improving education in the country.

    Panama 2019 Inflation Rate

    Panama 2019 Inflation Rate

    The inflation rate in Panama in January 2019 compared to December 2018 registered an inter-annual variation of -0.3%.