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.
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.
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.
PANAMA CITY/TEGUCIGALPA Panama has stepped up border controls in the vast and wild Darien Province that neighbors Colombia, authorities said on Thursday, after some members of a group of 1,900 migrants from as far afield as Africa tried to break out of a detention center to trek north.
PANAMA CITY Panama's Maritime Authority said it will impose sanctions on vessels, including fines of up to $10,000 and withdrawing its flag from the ship, if they deliberately deactivate, tamper or alter the operation of their tracking transponders.
PANAMA CITY Fifty-nine migrants in Panamanian migration centers have tested positive for the coronavirus, a health official said, as thousands of migrants in the Central American nation wait to advance on their journey north.
CIUDAD DE PANAMÁ, 27 abr El mandatario de
Panamá, Laurentino Cortizo, aceptó el lunes la renuncia al cargo
de su viceministro de la Presidencia, en medio de una polémica
desatada por la compra de equipos médicos para atender la
emergencia por el coronavirus.
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PANAMA CITY Panama registered 102 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the country's total to 3,574 cases, the health ministry said.
LIMA Peru and Panama both started on Thursday limiting the times men and women can leave their homes in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.