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For dropping Taiwan, Panama is Xi Jinping's next diplomatic destination

Nov 23, 2018 - 9:12 PM

China is the second major user of the Panama Canal after the United States

CHARM OFFENSIVE. File photo of recent Manila visitor Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

Panama Papers showed vulnerability of whole system – Panama president

May 04, 2016 - 7:41 AM

President Juan Carlos Varela says the documents reveal a worldwide problem

Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela delivers keynote address at a luncheon during the Washington Conference on the Americas at the State Department on May 3, 2016 in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Panama president denies country is tax haven

Apr 20, 2016 - 12:07 PM

Juan Carlos Varela said that his country will establish a high level commission within 6 months in order to improve transparency of its financial system

Aerial view of the Panama City bay taken on March 23, 2015. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

Panama squirms as Panama Papers scandal keeps expanding

Apr 12, 2016 - 8:26 AM

President Varela: Panama does not deserve to be singled out on an issue that plagues many countries

Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela delivers a message to the nation, in Panama City, Panama, April 6, 2016. Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Panama president: Leak reveals 'global problem' on offshore finance

Apr 08, 2016 - 4:56 PM

President Juan Carlos Varela says the controversy is a problem for many countries whose legal and financial structures are still vulnerable to be used for purposes that do not represent the common good of the citizens

VARELA ON PANAMA PAPERS. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela delivers a message to the nation, in Panama City, Panama, 06 April 2016. Photo by Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Panama urges talks to avert financial crackdown

Apr 07, 2016 - 10:17 AM

UPDATED President Juan Carlos Varela vows firmly to confront whoever comes to put down Panama s image

TAX HAVEN? A general view shows boats cruising the Panama Bay, in Panama City, Panama, April 6, 2016. Alejandro Bolivar/EPA

Canal a priority as Panama's new president takes office

Jul 02, 2014 - 2:21 PM

Varela who was elected to a five year mandate in May 4 polls replaced Ricardo Martinelli a supermarket magnate who leaves office with high popularity despite corruption allegations

NEW PRESIDENT. Panama's new President Juan Carlos Varela and his wife Lorena Castillo de Varela wave next to their sons, during the inauguration ceremony on July 1, 2014 in Panama City. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP

Opposition's Varela wins Panama presidency

May 05, 2014 - 10:20 AM

The electoral court tells Varela of his win after more than 60 of the ballots were tallied

VARELA. Handout photo showing presidential candidate Juan Carlos Varela greeting supporters in Panama, May 4, 2014. Partido Panameñista/EPA

Panama to elect a new president amid close three-way race

May 04, 2014 - 10:48 AM

With around 2 5 million people eligible to vote a victor is guaranteed to be declared since a simple majority will win the election

ELECTIONS. A group of Electoral Tribunal employees prepare election ballot papers and information packages before they are distributed, in Panama City, Panama, 02 May 2014. Alejandro Bolivar/EPA