The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the General Elections in Panama congratulates the people and the electoral authorities of Panama on a successful election day, which took place in an organized manner, in an atmosphere of civility and with high participation.
The party whose candidate trailed the front-runner by less than 2 points in Panama's presidential election on Sunday, called for counting all the votes before a winner is announced in the Central American country.
A second shipment of Red Cross humanitarian aid will arrive in Venezuela in around three weeks, the charity organization said on Wednesday, reiterating its plea for the issue not to be politicized.“There's a shipment coming by sea that we expect to be in the country on May 8,” said Hernan Bongioanni, the Red Cross commissioner for this mission.
Pope Francis wasted no time wading in on the standoff over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall on Wednesday as he started his trip to Panama, saying on the plane from Rome that hostility to immigrants was driven by irrational fear. In a brief conversation between the pope and journalists on the flight, one reporter described the barrier that juts out into the Pacific Ocean between the two countries in San Diego, California, as a “folly”.
United States presidents tend to receive their fair share of honors, but Donald Trump may want to ignore his latest one. A newly discovered amphibian that buries its head in the sand has been named after him, apparently in response to his comments about climate change.
Chinese President Xi Jinping Monday explained relations between his country and Panama have ”gotten off to a strong start in just a year-and-a-half” after the establishment of diplomatic ties in June 2017.
Uruguay's government knows nothing about a lawsuit from a US investment fund for the bankruptcy of the flag airline PLUNA, Transport Minister Víctor Rossi explained Wednesday.
Argentina's highest criminal court acquitted former President Carlos Menem of smuggling arms shipments to Ecuador and Croatia in the 1990s when both countries were involved in armed conflicts, overturning a 2013 conviction.
The Aquarius 2 migrant rescue ship, the last of its kind operating in the central Mediterranean trafficking route, was told by the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) on Sunday that it will have its registration withdrawn. The boat is currently at sea with 58 survivors on board.
The former president of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli, will be extradited this Monday from the United States, where he has been held for a case of illegal wiretapping, one of his attorneys said Sunday. It’s happening tomorrow,” Monday, Sidney Sitton said in a message by WhatsApp, without providing further details.