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Elida Moreno

Panama announces plans for $1 billion natural gas plant

Jun 01 2021

PANAMA CITY Panama's President Laurentino Cortizo announced on Tuesday the construction of a $1 billion plant for electricity generation using natural gas as the Central American country seeks to increase its share of cleaner energy.

Ex-Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli's aircraft seized in Guatemala

Feb 27 2021

PANAMA CITY An aircraft belonging to former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli was detained at Guatemala's international airport by the local anti-narcotics prosecutor's office at the request of U.S. authorities, Guatemalan authorities said late on Friday.

Panama Canal LNG vessel bottleneck could last until March

Jan 14 2021

RIO DE JANEIRO/PANAMA CITY, Jan 14 Congestion delaying LNG shipments via the Panama Canal is expected to last through the peak demand winter months, traders close to the situation said, although the canal's regulator said it had made changes to speed up transit.

Panama attorney general to seek Odebrecht's unpaid fines

Jan 08 2021

PANAMA CITY The Panamanian attorney general's office will ask a judge to order Odebrecht to pay fines due in 2019 and 2020 after the corruption-ensnared Brazilian conglomerate failed to pay, prosecutor Anilu Batista said on Friday.

UPDATE 1-Panama's Copa Airlines to resume flights to Venezuela late November

Nov 12 2020

PANAMA CITY, Nov 12 Panama's Copa Airlines said on Thursday that it would resume flights to Venezuela on Nov. 24 following an eight-month suspension because of measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Panama offers COVID-19 tests to international travelers

Oct 18 2020

PANAMA CITY Panama is the latest country to offer travelers a COVID-19 test when they arrive at its main airport, a little less than a week after resuming international flights following a seven-month suspension due to the pandemic.

CORRECTED-Panama offers COVID-19 tests to international travelers

Oct 18 2020

PANAMA CITY, Oct 18 Panama is the latest country to offer travelers a COVID-19 test when they arrive at its main airport, a little less than a week after resuming international flights following a seven-month suspension due to the pandemic.

Panama gets $400 million loan for its strategy against coronavirus

Jul 09 2020

PANAMA CITY The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Thursday said it had approved a $400 million loan for Panama to support the country's fight against the coronavirus pandemic and help ease its impact on vulnerable households.

U.S. charges ex-Panama president's sons with bribery, money laundering

Jul 07 2020

GUATEMALA CITY/PANAMA CITY U.S. prosecutors have charged two sons of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli in connection with bribery and money laundering linked to Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, according to a federal complaint unsealed on Monday.

Panama exhumes 19 bodies in search of victims of 1989 U.S. invasion

Jun 21 2020

MEXICO CITY Panamanian authorities this week finalised the exhumation of 19 bodies in a private cemetery in Panama City as part of a search for victims of the 1989 invasion by the United States, Panamanian judicial authorities said.

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