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Former Ambassador of Panama to the Organization of American States, Guillermo Cochez, believes that the political landscape of Panama is uncertain in the face of the upcoming General Elections of 2019, “we are playing with fire because we are playing the unknown. At this moment no political party has citizens’ acceptance"

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In an exclusive interview with Panama Today, the lawyer representing former President Ricardo Martinelli said that there is a political interest behind Court’s decision to suspend Panamanian former president request to be released from jail on bail

Juan Planells

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Panama

There is no miracle cure for Panamanian economy

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According to data from the World Bank, the economy in Panama in the past ten years has been characterized by a "rapid growth", a panorama that in perspective leads to a positive forecast for this 2018, when "it remains in 5.4 percent, the highest in Latin America"

Ramón Martinelli Corro

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Court of Appeals ordered new precautionary measures against Ramón Martinelli

Marietta Puche

The Court of Appeals, which is hearing the case of Ramón Martinelli Corro, changed the precautionary measure of pretrial preventive detention issued on February 8, due to the travel ban, according to EFE news agency

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Jorge Centeno

The Panamanian senior basketball team is training since last Friday for the games in the second window of the qualifiers to the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China, where they need to win over Uruguay and Paraguay

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The third Monday of February of each year Presidents’ Day is celebrated in the United States of America

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Jorge Centeno

The 67th edition of the NBA All-Star Game came to the Staples Center in Los Angeles with a few changes, in an attempt to regain public attention and turn the game into a show

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On February 20 and 22, exponents of Panamanian folk music, Samy and Sandra Sandoval, will perform at the 59th edition of the Festival de Viña del Mar. The canal music exponents will participate at the folkloric competition. They will compete with countries such as: Colombia, Bolivia, Mexico, Peru and Chile

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Jorge Centeno

The coach of the Panamanian soccer team, Colombian Hernán Darío "Bolillo" Gómez, has said several times that Panama will participate at the 2018 World Cup not as a spectator, but to get the highest scores as possible

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Carnival celebrations marked the week for Panamanians; cartoonists not only portrayed the reality after the carnival festive season but also featured reports of violation of the electoral silence, on Valentine's Day and also highlighted what happened with the case of Panamanian former President Ricardo Martinelli

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Oscar Sulbarán

The celebration of the Lunar New Year goes beyond the borders of the Asian continent and is celebrated in Panama where a Chinese community with at least 164 years of history maintains its traditions. Several activities have been scheduled in February. Festivities, cultural and sports activities will welcome the Chinese New Year