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Panama Government to Add Elsevier’s ScienceDirect and ClinicalKey to the ABC Scientific Library Program

Deal Will Bring Access to the Latest Breakthroughs in Science and Medicine for Researchers and Clinicians in Panama’s Health and Academic Institutions Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced that Access to Scientific Literature (ABC), the Scientific Library program sponsored by Panama’s Ministry of Health and Ministry […]

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Ex-president seeks to lead Panama opposition party

 Former President Ernesto Perez Balladares announced Monday his candidacy for the post of secretary-general of Panama’s main opposition Revolutionary Democratic Party, or PRD, which has lost two successive presidential elections. “This candidacy aims to reorient our dialogue with society, to rectify some mistakes, to reunify our forces, and to have a party primed and ready […]

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Panama, Mexico Agree to Joint Crime Fighting Effort

Panama and Mexico signed a series of agreements during a regional security summit in Panama City, highlighting the push in Latin America to foster cooperation between nations in the struggle to combat organized crime. Panama officials reported that the two countries signed 43 agreements aimed at controlling organized crime on the sidelines the Interpol Americas Regional […]

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Panama’s Pivot: Canal Expansion as a Catalyst for Social Stimulus?

Maria Fabrizio and Zachary Cohen, Research Associates at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs write on how the expansion of the Panama Canal was a costly infrastructure project, that diverted funds away from social programs and thereby further entrenched Panama’s systemic inequalities.  Yet, it is precisely because it was a costly infrastructure project that the canal expansion […]

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New Panama Canal Locks Open, Caribbean Princess Will Be First Cruise Ship to Use Them

The Panama Canal celebrated the opening of its new locks on June the 26th, marking the culmination of the nearly decade-long, $5.4-billion “Panamax” expansion. The project’s inauguration signaled the beginning of “a new era in global trade,” proclaimed a headline in the LA Times. A crowd of 30,000 showed up to witness the Chinese flagbearer […]

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Panama Govt Suspends Barro Blanco Dam Under Indigenous Pressure

Panama’s government agreed to suspend the highly contested Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam Thursday after meeting with Indigenous leaders who have mobilized against the project over concerns that their rights have been violated and their land, culture and livelihoods are threatened. The agreement gives some hope to the 170,000 members of the Ngabe Bugle community who […]

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Panama tries to shake off “Panama Papers” brand

David Brancaccio, Katie Long, and Justin Ho report for MarketPlace on the reality of bank accounts offshore companies and and money management here in Panama vs the perception of Panama being a haven for dirty cash. Panama has just opened a new, wider canal, but less cause for celebration is another feature of the Panama […]

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