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 Laurentino Cortizo Becomes New President-Elect of Panama

Candidate Laurentino Cortizo won the presidential elections of Panama with 33% of the vote, becoming Panama’s new President-elect. President-elect Cortizo will assume the presidency on July 1.

President-elect Cortizo addressed the Panamanian people to celebrate his victory, ... More

 First draft of the Fourth Bridge project on the Panama Canal

In a symbolic act that constitutes the beginning of the construction works of the Fourth Bridge over the Canal, the first stroke of this megaproject design and construction was placed by the authorities and executives of the Panama Cuarto ... More

 35 million tons drop in Canal CO2 emissions

CARBON DIOXIDE ((CO2) emissions by ships passing through the Panama Canal fell by 35 million tons in the 2017 fiscal year through the Green program “Connection Award and Environmental Premium Ranking” program.

The program offers a reward to ... More

 Finding the flora and fauna of Panama

Steve Fallon Lonely Planet Writer    

While people often think of Panama in terms of its namesake canal, hat, and city, this little country is more than industry and urban glamour: it has a wild side. From resplendent quetzals ... More

 The Amador Causeway: Panama City's booming boardwalk

Victoria Westmacott Lonely Planet Writer  

It wasn’t so long ago that the Calzada de Amador was nothing more than a strip of tarmac used to link the capital to the small islands of Naos, Perico and Flamenco. Today, however, the ... More

 Panama receives World Youth Day cross

A GROUP  of young Panamanians received  a four meter cross that has traveled the world for 33 years  since Pope John Paul II gave it to the youth of Rome  at the end of the  1984 Holy ... More

 First-Ever LNG Vessel Transits the Expanded Panama Canal, Ushering in New Era for the Segment and Global LNG Trade

Today, the Panama Canal marked another milestone with the transit of the first-ever liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier through its expanded locks.

Shell-chartered Maran Gas Apollonia—measuring 289 meters in length and 45 meters in beam—arrived Monday from ... More

 Expanded Panama Canal retakes market share

Less than three weeks after the inauguration of its new locks the expanded Panama Canal has leapfrogged the Suez Canal as the route with the largest share of container traffic between the US and east Asia.

The intent ... More

 FIABCI World Congress in Panama City

Held every year, the World Congress offers a world class professional program and the opportunity to exchange of views on real estate topics of worldwide interest . FIABCI Committee meetings and General Assembly also meet at ... More

 Copa raises direct flights to US to 12

With the addition of San Francisco, Copa Airlines now has a dozen direct flight  destinations between Panama and the United States, and two to Canada.

October 21, 2015, Panama, (Newsroom Panama)

The new daily direct ... More

 Chinese state developer launches Panama’s biggest property project

Panama's largest residential development project, Ciudad de Esperanza or City of Hope, was launched on Monday in the West Panama Province.

The US$137 million project, to be constructed by China Construction ... More

 Builders vow Panama Canal expansion will be ready by 2016

Builders working on an expansion of the Panama Canal said Tuesday they planned to have the refit completed by April 2016 despite the discovery of water leakage from fissures in ... More

 Panama Crossing by Small Ship

The small-ship line Un-Cruise has just announced its first itinerary in Panama, which includes transiting the Panama Canal. Beginning in 2017, weeklong itineraries aboard the 64-passenger Safari Voyager will be staged round-trip ... More

 World's longest nonstop flight announced

World's longest nonstop flight announced

By Chuck Thompson, CNN

Updated 1030 GMT (1730 HKT) August 17, 2015

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 The Seventh Summit of the Americas

This past week, President Obama participated in the seventh Summit of the Americas, in Panama City, Panama. The Summit of the Americas is a tradition that brings together the leaders of North and South America to ... More

 OAS Summit of the Americas Opens in Panama

Every head of state in the Americas is attending the two-day summit. Amid the historic inclusion of Cuba to the Organization of American States and U.S. bellicosity toward Venezuela, the Summit of the Americas commenced ... More

 Panama is one of the most important cities in real estate market

The real estate sector in many Latin American cities has reached very high levels of development, and cities such as Sao Paulo, Santiago, Lima and Bogota, are characterized by a significant growth in ... More

 What's the happiest place on earth? It's not the U.S., survey finds

In yet another demonstration of the old axiom that money can’t buy happiness, Panama and Costa Rica turn out to have the most satisfied citizens even though both lag numerous other countries in terms of wealth, ... More

 Once a week flights Toronto-Rio Hato ahead

FOUR MONTHS after the showcase opening of the Scarlett Martinez International Airport, in Rio Hato, Sunwing Airlines will introduce direct weekly flights from Toronto Canada. Later in the year, during the peak months of the snowbird ... More

 Panama Opens First Metro in Central America

Panama's Metro/Subway will open today, becoming the first Subway in Panama and Central America. Odebrecht was the leader responsible for the construction of Metro Line One of Panama, which has 13.7 kilometers, of which 7.5 would ... More

 The world's best places to retire

When it comes to retirement, simplicity is priority No. 1. So, especially for North American retirees, it makes sense that Panama might be a foreign destination retirees would look at more than others. Consider: Panama is ... More

 11 places to go in 2014

(CNN) -- Wondering where to go for your next holiday? Experts explain which destinations we should be checking out in 2014.

Brazil: The World Cup

The modern game of football, or soccer, may have been born in England's public schools, ... More

 New study confirms trend of growing tourism to Central America

SITCA, (the Secretariat of Central American Tourism Integration), together with the tourism authorities of the seven Central American countries - Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama - have conducted a study on ... More

 Live large, pay small in Panama City

(CNN) -- When the Economist Intelligence Unit released its most recent Worldwide Cost of Living Survey, the spotlight, as ever, fell on the world's most expensive cities.

Tokyo came in on top of the pile of places that drain ... More

 O'Malley, Mayor Dedicate Large Cranes At Port

By Robert Lang - Governor Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake dedicated four new 40-story cranes that will help the Port handle over-sized container ships when the Panama Canal expands in 2015.

The Panamax cranes were ... More

 Panama: The Best Human Development Index of Central America

Panama, Mar 15 (Prensa Latina) Panama managed to position itself as the best country of Human Development Index (HDI) of Central America and at position 60 worldwide, with which it push into the second level neighboring ... More

 Panama Canal expansion moves forward

The Panama Canal Expansion project is now 50 percent complete, according to the Panama Canal Authority (ACP).

"The program continues to progress and reach milestones while we focus the next phases on building the locks," commented Panama Canal ... More

 Multinational Institutions Visit Panama Canal

Representatives from the five multilateral institutions that have signed agreements for the financing of the Panama Canal Expansion Program took part in the annual visit organized to oversee the program’s progress.

“This visit is part of the agreement ... More

 Phase 4 of Coastal Strip Already Being Designed (Around Paitilla and Punta Pacifica)

While construction of Phase 3 of the Coastal Strip continues, plans to build Phase 4 are already starting to take shape among the projects of the Ministry of Public Works (MOP). The route of the new road ... More

 Congress passes raft of free-trade deals

Congress voted Wednesday on a bipartisan basis to pass free-trade bills with Colombia, Panama and South Korea.

President Barack Obama, who dined Thursday at a Korean restaurant with South Korean President Lee Myung-bak and is to welcome him Thursday ... More