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President Cortizo denies having asked former AG Ulloa to resign
Prior to the resignation of Eduardo Ulloa from the position of Attorney General of the Nation, the president of Panama Laurentino Cortizo spoke with him and questioned him about the little progress in results in investigations related to...
20 victims identified in investigations for scandals in youth shelters
The Attorney General of Panama, Javier Caraballo, detailed the progress in the investigations that are being carried out in the case of irregularities in youth shelters.
A third woman is apprehended for her alleged involvement in the shelter scandal
The Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office reported, this Saturday, March 6, that it apprehended a woman for her alleged involvement in the case of irregularities detected in shelters in the country.
Provisional detention of a woman for child abuse in the Tocumen shelter
A Judge of Guarantees ordered the provisional arrest of the second woman detained in Panama Oeste, linked to events reported in a children's shelter, located in the township of Tocumen, as reported by the Public Ministry (MP).
Private jet of former president Martinelli will continue to be held confiscated in Guatemala
The spokesman for the National Civil Police of Guatemala, Jorge Aguilar revealed to RPC Radio that the process of withholding the private jet of former President Ricardo Martinelli, with registration number N799RM, was carried out at the...
Anger grows in Panama due to impunity of sexual abuse of minors
Anger grows in Panama over the lurid plot of sexual abuse and mistreatment of minors in shelters supervised by the State uncovered by a subcommission of the National Assembly, despite the request for maximum punishment made by President ...
Senniaf close eight shelters amid child abuse allegations
Eight shelters out of 51 identified have been closed in Panama due to improper handling, reported Mayra Inés Silvera, director of the National Secretariat for Children, Adolescents and the Family (Senniaf).
Protest in Senniaf against abuse and mistreatment of minors in shelters
A peaceful protest was held on Monday afternoon by a group of citizens in front of the facilities of the National Secretariat for Children, Adolescents and the Family (Senniaf).
Girl found on school roof is under medical and psychological supervision
The 10-year-old girl who was found on the roof of the Pre-School of Tocumen in the middle of the night is in a protection center under medical and psychological supervision, the National Secretariat for Children, Adolescents and Family (...
Investigation begins in case of minor found on the roof of a school in Tocumen
The Public Ministry began an investigation into the alleged child abuse of a 10-year-old girl who was found in the middle of the night on the roof of the Pre-School in Tocumen.
A young girl found on the roof of a Pre-School in Tocumen, located near the youth shelter
Night on Friday an unexpected event occurred in the sector of Panama East, when a girl of about 10 years appeared in the middle of the night on the roof of the first cycle of Tocumen, next to the hostel Juvenile Care Center Integral Chil...
Public Ministry investigates cases of sexual abuse in state financed youth shelters
The Family Section of the Metropolitan Prosecutor's Office began an investigation into the complaints of sexual abuse against children and adolescents in shelters financed and supervised by the State, reported the Public Ministry (MP).
UNICEF urges authorities to promptly initiate investigation into allegations of abuse in shelters
The United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) expressed deep concern over the complaints of sexual abuse against children and adolescents in shelters in Panama financed and supervised by the State, and requested that the pertinent investig...
Cortizo appoints new directors of Senniaf and the National Decentralization Authority
The President of the Republic of Panama, Laurentino Cortizo, made new appointments.
Budget for fiscal year 2021 was approved in the third debate
With 57 votes in favor, 4 against and 0 abstentions, Bill 362 was approved in the third debate, which dictates the General Budget of the State for fiscal year 2021.
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