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· March, 2011

Stories about Panama from March, 2011

28 March 2011

Panama: Saying Goodbye to Guillermo Ford

Politician and businessman Guillermo "Billy" Ford died on March 19. Panamanians said goodbye with respect, remembering his role in the search for democracy during the eighties. This was an opportunity...

7 March 2011

Panama: Thoughts on Improving Education

Panama: Spanish Journalist Deported

Spanish journalist Paco Gómez Nadal was deported after he was detained on February 26 during an indigenous protest against a law reforming Panama's Mineral Resources Code. In spite of the...

4 March 2011

Latin America, Caribbean: Increase in Food Prices

Panama: Law Modifying Mining Code to be Repealed

On March 3, President Ricardo Martinelli promised to repeal a law that modified Panama's mining code. The news were received with joy among Panamanians who saw the reforms as an...

3 March 2011

Panama: Public Rejection of Mining Code Reforms

Laws reforming mining in Panama have created havoc and caused general repudiation. Panamanians have turned to the Internet to share videos of protests and reactions to the reform.