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Organized Real Estate Fraud Rings Threaten Property Owners in Costa Rica
With owners of expensive lots kept away from Costa Rica because of COVID-19 restrictions, organized property fraud rings have enlisted corrupt notaries to steal properties.
Panama will grant visiting permits for limited area before opening the land border of Costa Rica
The National Migration Service of Panama announced the entry requirements, before the announcement of Costa Rica about the opening of land borders to tourism.
Panama goes back 17 years in number of visitors
The coronavirus (Covid-19) erased 17 years of progress for Panamanian tourism. According to the Sustainable Tourism Master Plan of the Panama Tourism Authority (ATP), the most optimistic estimate is that this year a little over 1 million...
Panama downgrades in the World Happiness Report
Panama fell again in the position of the World Happiness Report, in which Finland again ranked first as the happiest country in the world, while Afghanistan came last.
Israeli Diplomats from Latin America travel home via Panama to receive the COVID-19 vaccine
The Israeli authorities reported this Monday that as part of their massive vaccination plan they have summoned this week their diplomats in Latin America and their family to return to Israel to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Rare black jaguars caught on camera in Panama
A jaguar roars in front of a camera trap in Panama’s Mamoní Valley. The video lasts only 11 seconds, but it provides a valuable glimpse at this iconic animal of the Central American forests.
COVID-19 vaccine tracker: Latin America and the Caribbean
Since the first case of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean was reported in Brazil on February 26, 2020, the region has reported nearly 22.2 million cases and more than 700,000 COVID-related deaths. Countries have actively worked...
Panama president urged to veto adoption bill's anti-gay amendments
Activists in Panama have urged the country’s president to remove two provisions of a bill that would prevent same-sex couples from adopting children.
Find out which countries are welcoming US tourists back
Once one of the world's most powerful travel documents, the might of the United States passport has been diminished during the pandemic. With US Covid-19 cases near the 29 million mark, some nations continue to view American vacationers ...
Authorities seize 1,500 drug packages in the Pacific port
The National Aeronaval Service (Senan) and the Public Ministry of Panama reported this afternoon on the seizure of 1,500 drug packages made inside a container, located in a Pacific port.
Juan Antonio Ducruet appointed as new director of Idaan
The President of the Republic of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo appointed Juan Antonio Ducruet as the new General Director of the National Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (Idaan), replacing engineer Guillermo Torres Díaz, who presented his...
Italy blocks export of Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia, using EU powers for the first time
Italy invoked European Union powers to block the export of 250,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia on Thursday, in a dramatic escalation of a dispute between the EU and drug giant AstraZeneca.
Inauguration of binational bridge between Panama and Costa Rica
The binational bridge over the Sixaola River, on the border between Panama and Costa Rica, a work of 25 million dollars with financing from Mexico, was inaugurated this Thursday with the aim of improving connectivity, trade and promoting...
‘Shot Trips’ To Dubai, Florida, Tel Aviv, Havana: Covid-19 Vaccine Tourism Takes Off
It started in December 2020 with reports that Indian tour operators were eying up trips to London or New York to transport guests to parts of the world where they could get a Covid-19 vaccination.
Panama and Costa Rica meet to clarify trade obstacles
Representatives of Panama and Costa Rica saw each other for the first time since the neighboring country opened a process in the World Trade Organization (WTO), where it denounced that the Panamanian government had imposed restrictions o...
Panama has the lowest fuel prices in Central America
A report from the Central American Hydrocarbons Cooperation Committee (CCHAC) of the Central American Integration System (SICA) showed that Panama's fuel prices would be the lowest in Central America.
Panama expects 750,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses in Q1 of 2021
The health authorities expect that around 750,000 doses of the vaccine against the Covid-19 disease will have arrived in Panama by the end of March. There have been more than 320,000 infections and 5,000 deaths reported in the country ov...
CCIAP insists on opening outdoor areas on weekends to promote tourism
The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (CCIAP) reiterated this Sunday to the Government to promote tourism, creating the conditions that allow companies in the sector to plan and prepare in the midst of covid-19.
Chamber of Commerce asks the Government to give importance to the tourism sector
The Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture of Panama (Cciap) gave a boost to the request that the different tourist associations have been making for months before the crisis that this sector is experiencing due to the respirato...
CCIAP advocates the total opening of parks, trails and beaches, with measures that limit crowds
Panama and West Panama will be governed by the gradual reopening plan, therefore, it will not be possible to attend beaches, rivers and spas, until next March 15.
Costa Rica escalates dispute with Panama over food exports to the WTO
Costa Rica requested that the World Trade Organization (WTO) hold consultations with Panama due to measures that restrict or prohibit the importation of Costa Rican products such as dairy products, beef, pork and poultry, sausages and fr...
The police in Panama: a Frankenstein in uniform
Police violence and corruption are spreading through Latin America as if it were another epidemic. The repression of the Colombian and Chilean police, the racism of the uniformed in Brazil, the extrajudicial executions in Venezuela, the ...
$ 30 million will be earmarked for tourism promotion in 2021
The International Tourism Promotion Fund (Promtur) will have a cumulative budget of $ 33 million for 2021, of which $ 30 million will be allocated to marketing and promotion.
Educational exclusion in Panama will grow by 19%
The first quarter of this 2021 school year will be remote due to the Covid-19 pandemic, which represents a new challenge for the Ministry of Education (Meduca).
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