Panama will accept expired passports of Venezuelans : Weekly News Roundup, March 29th, 2019

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Panama on the verge of big moves in basketball.

Panamá consiguió una victoria sobre Guatemala 69 por 39 en el torneo Centroamericano de Baloncesto masculino, de la categoría U16, que se celebra en tierras guatemaltecas.

Por Panamá los mejores a la ofensiva fueron el armador Guillermo Navarro Jr. con 17 puntos, 6 rebotes y 2 asistencias; Gonzalo Ortiz Jr. con 13 tantos; y Francesco Controni con 12 unidades, 3 rebotes y 4 asistencias, según un comunicado de la federación que rige este deporte.

Este viernes 29 de marzo, Panamá enfrentará a Honduras, desde las 2:00 p.m. De ganar este último partido se clasifica al Centrobasket U17.

Source: La Prensa Panama

Panama will accept expired passports of Venezuelans.

Panama announced that it will accept the expired passports of Venezuelan citizens who are in its territory, if they have the Venezuela Consulate-issued extension stamp, as valid for carrying out immigration procedures.

According to the measure, approved by an executive decree on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, Venezuelans “may use their passports for their paperwork up to two years from the original date of expiration or passports to expire.”

The Servicio Nacional de Migración de Panamá (SAM) – National Immigration Service of Panama – said in a statement that “the stamp of extension issued by the Consulate of Venezuela will be previously required, and stated that the decree “is only applicable to Venezuelan citizens who are in the national territory.”

Source: Q Costa Rica

Cortizo Leads Vote Intention in Presidential Race in Panama.

The presidential race in Panama for the 2019-2024 term is led by Laurentino Cortizo, from the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), with 51 percent of vote intentions, according to a poll published by the company StratMark Consultores, S.A. on Tuesday.

Six weeks before the elections, the only pollster that has published its surveys so far gave the PRD candidate an advantage that doubles the popularity of Romulo Roux, from Democratic Change, who is in the second place with 23.1 percent of vote intention.

Roux is followed by Jose Isabel Blandon (9.1), from the ruling Panameñista Party, who is escorted by the independent candidates Ana Matilde Gomez (7.9) and Ricardo Lombana (5.3), Saul Mendez (1.3), from the Broad Front for Democracy (FAD), and Marco Ameglio (1.0), who is also an independent candidate.

Source: Prensa Latina


Moving to Panama on Fixed Income? Here’s what you should know first.

For most people who move to Panama, the cost of living, and being able to enjoy more on a limited budget is a big part of the draw. Living on a fixed income in Panama is not only possible, it’s a reality for many expats, and one that still allows them to enjoy life to the fullest. In Panama, living on a budget is all about choices, and knowing how to navigate the lifestyle you want, in the setting provided for you here. Whether you choose to live in the city, on the beach, or up in the mountains, you will find what you need, and at the budget you choose. Here are some tips how.

Many people who come to Panama without doing much research first will find that their first impression of the real estate market is that it’s expensive. That’s because in Panama, much like anywhere else, there is an enormous variety when it comes to housing type, prices, and whom places are marketed to. If you shop around, and do some thorough due diligence with trusted realtors, you will find some great deals for both rentals and purchases. Remember, the center of Panama City is largely more expensive than other, less central areas, so looking at places a few miles out of downtown will save you thousands over time.

Source: POLS Blog


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