BID to invest $400 million to speed border crossings

Frontera Panamá-Costa Rica, Paso Canoa.

A $400 million project of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is being implemented to make a substantial change in the operation of border crossings in Central America.

In Panama, it is in a final stage of approval, with funding of $60 million.

The overall project is being made with a modern electronic platform so that shippers, importers and exporters can send in advance their information, so that on reaching the border crossing their merchandise makes […]

Panama and Turkey expand cultural relations

El simposio “1915” celebrado en la UMIP.

With the coordination of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Ankara, in Turkey, supported by the Panama International Maritime University (UMIP) and the Panama University (UP) the Symposium “1915, the year longest in the Ottoman Empire: the revival of power” began in Panama City in its seventh version.

The event, which has served Panama and Turkey to expand their cultural relations through the UMIP and the UP, was opened by the […]

Panama gets ready to defend itself

La Zona Libre de Colón está sufriendo con las medidas impuestas por Colombia.

“The Panamanian Cabinet proposed a new law of retaliation which gives the government a range of alternatives to defend itself if a country discriminates or adopts discriminatory measures against it”, said the Minister of Commerce of Panama, Augusto Arosemena in an interview in Peru.

Interviewed by Marcela P. Saavedra in an article for Peruvian newspaper El Comercio, Arosemena said there were currently differences with Colombia over tariff factors applied by that country to products from […]

Latin America seeks Chinese investment

Ceremonia de apertura del VII Foro Internacional de Inversión en Infraestructuras y Construcción.

In the Chinese city of Macao the VII International Investment Forum on Infrastructure and Construction was held, which was attended by Latin American leaders to present potential business opportunities in their countries to Chinese investors.

The Minister of Transport and Public Works of Costa Rica, Carlos Villalta: the Planning and Development Minister of Bolivia, René Orellana: the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uruguay, José Luis Cancela, participated in a display panel project, on sectors […]

The US Maritime Administration visits its Panamanian counterpart

Jorge Barakat recibe a miembros de la delegación de Estados Unidos.

The Executive Director of the US Maritime Administration, Joel Szabat, accompanied by a delegation, visited the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP).

He held a meeting with the administrator of the AMP, Jorge Barakat Pitty, and part of his management team.

Barakat Pitty and the US officials discussed some of the changes that are taking place to increase security in maritime matters, such as the process of implementing new systems to increase security; in the issuing of […]

Fernando Manfredo, Jr., dies

Fernando Manfredo, Jr.

Fernando Manfredo died on Thursday, December 17, 2015, at the age of 89. He was one of the few statesmen who had given much to Panama throughout his career. This quality was quickly discovered when General Omar Torrijos, shortly after the military coup of October 11, 1968, asked him to join his team of a provisional government.

He served as a judge of the Electoral Tribunal, Minister of the Presidency and of Commerce and Industry […]

Ambassador of Mexico in Panama received by Mexico-Panama Chamber of Commerce

By Juan Rafael Cortés Dean

José Ignacio Piña, Ambassador of the United States of Mexico, recently had a dinner held in his honor in consideration of his tireless efforts to unite and strengthen the cultural, economic and commercial ties between Panama and Mexico.

Engineer Diego Hernández, President of the Mexico-Panama Chamber of Commerce (CAMEXPA), welcomed the participants, reiterating CAMEXPA’s unconditional support to Ambassador Piña for his mission in Panama.

Among those present were Christian Raphael […]