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· April, 2012

Stories about Panama from April, 2012

26 April 2012

Panama: New Law Establishes Ministry of Culture

On April 24, 2012, the National Assembly of Panama approved yesterday the "Law of Culture", which among other things elevates the National Institute of Culture to the Ministry of Culture....

23 April 2012

Panama: Poor But Not Forgotten Thanks to Online Videos

Coco Solo was once a United States Navy submarine base on the Panama Canal Zone, near Colón, Panama. Today, Coco Solo is the home of some of the poorest, most...

Panama: President Martinelli's Confrontation with Journalist Generates Controversy

President Ricardo Martinelli called a press conference to clear up the matter of the scandal connecting him with the Italian businessman Lavitola, but he ended up in a confrontation with...

19 April 2012

Panama: Italian Scandal Rocks Martinelli Government

Links between Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli and Italian citizen Valter Lavitolla have placed the Panamanian government in the eye of the story, following the arrest of the Italian at the...

15 April 2012

Panama: Traffic Congestion Sparks Online Reports and Complaints

Transport is one of Panama's biggest problems and traffic jams are an everyday occurrence in the Panamanian capital. Social networking sites, especially Twitter, are seen as a good way of...

13 April 2012

Internet Campaigns Invite Tourists to Visit Latin America

There are many web pages and blogs used to promote tourism in Latin America. We provide links to some of these pages here, and share a conversation with Global Voices...

7 April 2012

Panama: Netizens Urge President to Sign Law to Protect Animals

Panama's National Assembly approved a new law that protects domestic animals. But several days later, the law is still awaiting presidential approval. In the mean time, netizens on social networks...