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The Nation’s Procurator General, Kenia Porcell, revealed the latest details of the investigation that her office has been carrying out since September 11, 2017 and that seeks to determine responsibilities for the laundering of 40 million of dollars in the unjawful payment to public officials through corporations

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A massive demonstration of citizens protested at the coastal strip against corruption demanding the names of the politicians involved in the investigations of the Prosecutor’s Office. The protest coincided with the 54th anniversary of the Day of the Martyrs

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Colón merchants ask to be relocated or compensated for evictions

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Hundreds of merchants are being evicted after the start of the “Urban Renovation” project in Colón. The project was awarded in 2015 and consists of a public initiative aimed at urban reordering, social development and local improvement

The statements of the president were held at the Roberto Durán Arena

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High bonuses to officials is being reviewed

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Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela spoke on the subject of bonuses to public officials. He said that it is an issue that corresponds to both the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF), Ministry of Labor (Mitradel) and the Comptroller

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The Danilo Pérez Foundation formally started the fifteenth edition of the Panama Jazz Festival, an event that has been positioned as a project that consolidates the cultural exchange, talent and creativity of the participants

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Oscar Sulbarán

More than 100 delegations and more than 40 parade floats toured the streets of Las Tablas, in the province of Los Santos. It is estimated that 17,000 women dressing the typical Panamanian costume decorated the eighth edition of the Parade of the Mil Polleras

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The neighborhood of El Chorrillo, in Panama City, was the location chosen by the Puerto Rican singer Farruko with the Panamanian Kafu Bantón to record the video of the song “Espiritu Guerrero”. The presence of the Puerto Rican reggaeton musician in the place caused a stir when the inhabitants of said neighborhood recognized him

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Oscar Sulbarán

Lawyer Francisco Carreira told Telemetro channel that the document of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights is not binding. However, the opinion of Ombudsman Alfredo Castillero Hoyos contrasts with that of Carreira. Members of the LGBTI community in Panama have requested a statement from President Juan Carlos Varela

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Oscar Sulbarán

US President Donald Trump’s alleged remarks at a meeting with Democratic and Republican senators have prompted condemnation. "President Trump's remarks are shocking and shameful. There is no other word one can use but racist," said UN Human Rights spokesman Rupert Colville

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Oscar Sulbarán

US State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert tweeted that John Feeley sent a letter of resignation as US ambassador to Panama on December 27. The resignation would be effective as of March 9 and according to Nauert was, "for personal reasons. He did not resign over alleged comments about the visa lottery system"

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Oscar Sulbarán

The decision of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) calls on the signatory countries of the American Convention, including Panama, to adapt their regulations and practices to approve same-sex marriage