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Elida Moreno

U.S. urges Colombia and Central America to help stem migration

Aug 22 2019

PANAMA CITY The U.S. government on Thursday called on Central American and Colombian authorities to help curb illegal immigration to the United States, widening the net of countries the Trump administration has sought to enlist to contain the phenomenon.

Vessels from Venezuela can still transit Panama Canal: authority

Aug 16 2019

PANAMA CITY The Panama Canal will allow vessels coming from Venezuela to transit the waterway provided they present the necessary paperwork, the canal authority's chief said on Wednesday, suggesting a new round of U.S. sanctions on the South American country may not make any difference to canal traffic.

Panama court finds ex-president Martinelli not guilty of spying charges

Aug 09 2019

PANAMA CITY A Panamanian court on Friday declared former president Ricardo Martinelli not guilty of charges that he spied on 150 people, including politicians, union leaders and journalists during his 2009-2014 presidency, and ordered his release.

Panama says withdrawing flag from tanker towed to Iran, cites violations

Jul 21 2019

PANAMA CITY Panama's maritime authority said on Saturday it had begun the process of withdrawing the registration of an oil tanker called MT Riah, which was towed to Iran after it disappeared from ship tracking maps in the Strait of Hormuz on July 14.

Panama says withdrawing flag from tanker towed to Iran, cites violations

Jul 20 2019

PANAMA CITY Panama's maritime authority said on Saturday it had begun the process of withdrawing the registration of an oil tanker called MT Riah, which was towed to Iran after it disappeared from ship tracking maps in the Strait of Hormuz on July 14.

Panama says withdrawing flag from tanker towed to Iran, cites violations

Jul 20 2019

PANAMA CITY Panama's maritime authority said on Saturday it had begun the process of withdrawing the registration of an oil tanker called MT Riah, which was towed to Iran after it disappeared from ship tracking maps in the Strait of Hormuz on July 14.

UPDATE 1-Panama says withdrawing flag from tanker towed to Iran, cites violations

Jul 20 2019

PANAMA CITY, July 20 Panama's maritime authority said on Saturday it had begun the process of withdrawing the registration of an oil tanker called MT Riah, which was towed to Iran after it disappeared from ship tracking maps in the Strait of Hormuz on July 14.

Panama becomes first Central American nation to ban plastic bags

Jul 20 2019

PANAMA CITY Panama on Saturday became the first Central American nation to ban single-use plastic bags to try to curb pollution on its beaches and help tackle what the United Nations has identified as one of the world's biggest environmental challenges.

Exclusive: Panama to withdraw flags from more vessels that violate sanctions

Jul 12 2019

PANAMA CITY Panama will withdraw its flag from more vessels that violate sanctions and international legislation, the country's maritime authority told Reuters, following the removal of about 60 ships linked to Iran and Syria from the Panamanian registry in recent months.

Panama's new president takes office, pledges end to corruption

Jul 01 2019

PANAMA CITY Panama's new President Laurentino "Nito" Cortizo vowed to curb corruption and close the wealth gap in the isthmus nation at his swearing-in ceremony on Monday.

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