PUBLIC SAFETY /
Work halted on building where wall collapsed

Work has been halted at a building where a five-story retaining wall collapsed Friday afternoon in Costa del Este.The decision was announced by Minister of Labor Luis Ernesto Carles during an ...

JUDICIAL AFFAIRS /
Judge fired for releasing accused drug smugglers

The plenum of the Supreme Court approved the firing of Chiriquí Judge Mixila Alicia Méndez Sánchez for releasing four fishermen from Costa Rica accused of drug trafficking.Méndez Sánchez ordered ...

EDUCATION /
Flores takes office as UP rector

Eduardo Flores took office Friday as the new rector of the University of Panama (UP).Flores, in his first speech as leader of the university, said that austerity measures will be applied during ...

In English /
Wall collapses at building site in Costa del Este

A wall collapsed this afternoon at a building site in Costa del Este.A dramatic video of the incident shows the wall giving way and collapsing, along with scaffolding and a generator that was on ...

WEATHER /
Heavy rains cause problems in Panama City

Rain and winds that swept across Panama City and San Miguelito this afternoon have wreaked havoc in places such as Gran Estación, Ciudad Radial, Pueblo Nuevo, San Francisco and sections of the ...

ELECTORAL AFFAIRS /
Judge candidates to submit documents Monday

Starting Monday the General Secretariat of the National Assembly will begin receiving documentation for people who aspire to be appointed as a Tribunal Electoral judge.Credentials Commission ...

INVESTIGATION /
Former Ampyme director questioned

The first anti-corruption prosecutor began questioning former Small Business Authority (Ampyme) Director Ada Romero Friday morning.Sources of the Attorney General's Office indicated that the ...

PUBLIC SAFETY /
Three men detained for robbery

Three men were arrested this morning by the national police for their alleged involvement in an attempted robbery at a residence in Altos del Golf, in the sector of Santa Elena.Police also seized ...

In English /
Decision to send team to Brazil questioned

Magaly Castillo, of the Citizen's Alliance for Justice, said that what has happened in Brazil is shameful and that the actions of the Attorney General has damaged the image of the ...

JUDICIAL AFFAIRS /
Brazil strongly critical of Panama

The Attorney General of Brazil denied Thursday that any apologies were made to representatives of the Public Ministry of Panama that traveled this week to that country, but who were not ...

JUDICIAL AFFAIRS /
Fears raised that Martinelli might flee

Transparency International (TI) has applauded the decision to request the extradition of former President Ricardo Martinelli that was submitted by the Foreign Ministry to the United States ...

JUDICIAL AFFAIRS /
Moscoso says Martinelli should return to Panama

Former President Mireya Moscoso has recommended that her colleague, Ricardo Martinelli, who fled the country in January 2015, return to Panama to face criminal charges that he ordered illegal ...

INTERNATIONAL /
Brazil cancels meeting with Panama delegation

The visit to Brazil by a delegation from the Public Ministry to coordinate the investigation of the Lava Jato case has ended before it began.The main meeting, that was to have taken place Thursday ...

JUDICIAL AFFAIRS /
Varela says Martinelli should be prosecuted

During a tour of Bocas del Toro, President Juan Carlos Varela defended the decision to extradite former President Ricardo Martinelli, saying "everyone must face the law.""There are people who are ...

PLAN /
Panama to strengthen security measures

Minister of Security Alexis Bethancourt reported today that the government is developing a strategic plan to deal with the possible consequences from the peace agreement signed between Colombia ...

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