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On April 25, the suspension of the Venezuelan airlines that flew to and from Panama came into effect. A measure that will be valid for 90 days and will be renewable, as announced by the Panamanian authorities. It is part of a series of events triggered after the beginning of a diplomatic crisis between both countries

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Sidney Sittón, the legal defense lawyer representing former president Ricardo Martinelli, gave PanamaToday an exclusive interview about the role of magistrate Harry Diaz, who is acting as a judge and party against Ricardo Martinelli at the same time, the fate of president Varela after the elections and some payments involving Juan Carlos Varela and Nicolás Maduro.

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Former Martinelli minister preliminary hearing for embezzlement date set

EFE

A Court set the date of next July 4 for the preliminary hearing against Guillermo Ferrufino, Minister of Social Development in the Ricardo Martinelli (2009-2014) Government, and another 20 people for alleged embezzlement in the rental of helicopters, the Judicial Branch (OJ) reported

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Oscar Sulbarán

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May 20 is the deadline for political parties to announce primaries

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As part of the timeline for the 2019 General Elections, some of the main political parties have requested the Electoral Court the dates to hold their internal elections. More than 1,400,000 people are registered in the legally constituted political groups that will have the possibility of participating in the next electoral event

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The transition to the rainy season in Panama will keep a normal scenario from May to July, in terms of the hurricane season that will not have major repercussions for the country, although authorities must take precautions and maintain vigilance, reported today Empresa de Transmisión Eléctrica S.A. (Etesa)

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Jorge Centeno

The Panamanian rookie Jaime Barría stood out in his second outing in the Major Leagues, in which he established a peculiar record and earning the first defeat of the season and his career

EFE

EFE

The eMerge Americas technological forum began today in Miami Beach with messages about the ability of technology to unite the world in a time of division and the weight that Latin America will have in the digital transformation despite having an investment below average

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EFE

Around 15 buyers of tourist destinations from Germany, Austria, Canada, China, Spain, the United States, France and the Netherlands will be in Panama in the first version of AdventureWeek, in which they will learn about the country's biodiversity and culture, the Authority of Tourism of Panama (ATP) announced

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US Donald Trump’s policies and remarks about immigrants "have not affected" Latino players in the Major Leagues, said former Panamanian leagues Bruce Chen, who estimates that soon 50% of the players in the big leagues Tent will be Latino

EFE

Jorge Centeno

The Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal began the clay season strong, by beating the Japanese Kei Nishikori by 6-3 and 6-2 in the final of the Monte Carlo Masters 1000, with which he conquered his eleventh title in the principality

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In 1995, at the world conference of the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO), it was decided that each April 23 would mark the day to pay tribute to books and authors