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New Era: Panama’s Cabinet for Change

José Raúl Mulino, set to take office as Panama's president on July 1, announces a cabinet rich in both experience and innovation. His team will...

Panama’s New Leader is Serious About Sealing Darién Gap

When Panama's election results were announced, José Raúl Mulino, the country's new leader, repeated a significant plan. He intends to close the Darién Gap, a...

Mulino’s Rise to Power: From Martinelli’s Replacement to Panama’s New Leader

José Raúl Mulino, a 64-year-old native of Chiriquí, has become Panama's unexpected President-elect. Until two months ago, he was a lawyer and former minister, serving...

José Raúl Mulino Triumphs in Panama’s Presidential Race

At the age of 64, José Raúl Mulino clinches a decisive, significant victory in Panama's presidential elections. His campaign received strong backing from ex-president Ricardo...

Panama Election: Mulino Steps Up

This Sunday, Panama holds a key presidential election with José Raúl Mulino, linked to ex-president Ricardo Martinelli, as the frontrunner. He pledges to tackle migration...

Fresh Waters: Panama Canal’s Desalination Drive

The Panama Canal Authority recently launched a pivotal pilot project focused on desalinating water. This initiative aims to ensure the quality of drinking water for...

Strategic Shift in Panama’s Presidential Race

In a decisive act, independent candidate Melitón Arrocha withdrew to endorse former President Martín Torrijos of the Popular Party. This decision came just days before...

Panama Set for Tourist Boom in 2024

Panama stands on the brink of a historic achievement, poised to welcome an estimated 2.9 million international guests by year's end. This forecast shatters previous...

Gunmen Attack Haiti National Palace, Panama Shuts Down Embassy

On April 1st, Port-au-Prince witnessed severe violence with armed attacks near the National Palace, injuring five police officers. Gunmen also set a guard vehicle on...

Panama at a Crossroads: Credit Downgrade Shakes Market Confidence

Fitch Ratings has downgraded Panama's credit rating to BB+, removing its investment grade status due to the closure of a major copper mine last...

Panama Challenges Fitch Ratings’ Downgrade

Panama has expressed strong disagreement with Fitch Ratings' decision to lower its credit rating from BBB to BB+. The Ministry states Fitch's review overlooks Panama's...

Key Sectors Fuel Panama’s Robust GDP Increase

Panama's economy displayed robust growth in 2023, with its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) increasing by 7.3% from the previous year, reaching a substantial $78.823...

Panama Cleared From EU’s Money Laundering List

The European Commission removed Panama from the EU's high-risk list, which identifies countries failing to combat money laundering and terrorism financing. This decision brought hope...

Panama Canal Widens Passage Opportunities for Maritime Trade

The Panama Canal Authority declared an increase in daily passages through its Panamax locks from 24 to 27, starting late March. This expansion aims to...

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