Category Archives: PANAMA

Panama: Opposition Wants Resignation of Social Security Chief

Panama City,  (Prensa Latina) Opposition members of parliament are demanding the resignation of Social Security Fund (CSS) director Guillermo Saez Llorens for his responsibility in 16 deaths from the bacteria KPC.

The intensive care unit of the CSS Metropolitan Hospital Complex was attacked in August 2010 by the Klebsiella pneumonia (KCP) hospital bacteria, infecting over 50 patients, 16 of whom died. Continue reading

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Panama: Teachers Start Warning Strike

Panama City, Jul 28 (Prensa Latina) Teachers from 15 of 16 unions began a 48-hour warning strike on Thursday to demand changes in the education system, a decision that was both supported and criticized. Spokespeople for the strikers said the strike has been observed despite opposition from the Ministry of Education, the Chamber of Commerce, other government offices, and private companies. Continue reading

Noriega to Be Extradited to Panama on October

Panama, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) The Panamanian Deputy Foreign Minister Alvaro Aleman assured that the ex-General Manuel Antonio Noriega, sentenced to 7 years in prison in France for money laundering, could be extradited to Panama in October. Continue reading

Indigenous Panamanians Plan Anti-Gov’t Strike

Panama,  (Prensa Latina) Panamanian indigenous authorities plan to hold a national strike and mass march in the capital on Aug. 9 to protest the government’s non-compliance with the Changuinola Agreement.

The decision was made during a forum to remember wath is known as the Changuinola Massacre, and representatives of the opposition Democratic Revolutionary Party’s Secretariat for Indigenous Affairs said all indigenous communities would take part in the strike. Continue reading

Panamanian Govt Breaks Changuinola Agreement

Panama, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Members of the ng bes buglé indigenous community and union leaders denounced that the Panamanian government has failed to fulfill the Changuinola agreement, after the massacre committed two years ago. Continue reading

Peaceful Nuclear Projects underway in Latin America

Panama, May 24 (Prensa Latina) The Regional Agreement for Technical Cooperation for the Promotion of Nuclear Science (ARCAL) has carried out 72 projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, ARCAL secretary general Juan Antonio Casas said Monday. Continue reading

Workshop on Climate Change underway in Panama

Panama, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Representatives from Central America, Venezuela and the Global Environment (GEF) Fund began a workshop in this capital on Monday on strategies and projects for fighting climate change.

The event, hosted by the National Environment Authority at the Miramar Intercontinental Hotel, brings together environment and natural resources officials from regional countries, as well as GEF executives. Continue reading