Rubén Blades, Erika Ender, Kafu Banton & More Celebrate Panama in World Cup Song: Watch : Weekly News Roundup, May 10th, 2018




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Rubén Blades, Erika Ender, Kafu Banton & More Celebrate Panama in World Cup Song: Watch

Panamanian artists score a team goal with euphoric “Sube La Marea” for Copa Airlines, celebrating the national team’s first trip to World Cup.

Rubén Blades, Erika Ender, Kafu Banton, Omar Alfanno, Nando Boom and other Panamanian artists have scored a team goal with a new song celebrating Panama’s first-ever participation in a World Cup.

The track was recorded for Copa Airlines as a send-off for the national team, known as la marea roja (the red tide). But branding aside, “Sube La Marea” (“The Tide Rises”) sounds the way a good fútbol song should: a stands-jumping joyous jam, rather than an over-strategized advertising jingle.

Source: Billboard

FTA with Panama still effective, no termination notice received: MOFA.

Taipei, May 9 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) Wednesday said the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the Republic of China (ROC) and Panama is still effective as no notification of termination has been received.

MOFA made the statement in response to a media report quoting a Panamanian official as saying the agreement has become invalid.

Chinese-language Up Media reported on the same day that Panama Minister of the Presidency Álvaro Alemán said on Tuesday the FTA has become invalid.

Source: Focus Taiwanf

Panama to hold presidential election in May 2019.

Panama will hold its next general election on May 5, 2019, the country’s election tribunal announced on Saturday, with voters set to choose a new president, lawmakers and mayors to lead the Central American country for a five-year term.

Roughly 2.7 million Panamanian voters in May next year will elect a replacement for current President Juan Carlos Varela, who is barred from re-election.

On Saturday, the president announced a plan to kick-start a series of popular consultations on constitutional changes ahead of next year’s vote.

Among the changes, announced at the election tribunal event, Varela said he hopes to forge a constitutional assembly that would be elected in the general election, without giving any further details.

Source: Reuters

 

Pedasi, Panama: A destination on the move

Panama is full of gorgeous beachside locations. That is certainly not a secret. The thing is, however, with two coasts of beautiful beaches on both the Pacific and Caribbean, there are literally hundreds of towns to put your feet up, catch some waves, or soak in some rays.

What people love so much about Pedasi, Panama
For starters, let’s go with the old adage: location, location, location. Pedasi has one of the best locations in the country when it comes to remote nature, good surf, and unspoiled land/beaches. It’s far enough from the city to be a destination all on its own, but accessible enough from the country’s airports and cities to make it accessible via both land and air. Pedasi is essentially the go-to spot on Panama’s Pacific coast if you’re looking for a non-commercial beach experience, and a unique vacation without the all-inclusives, traffic, or day-trippers from the city.

Source: POLS Blog

 

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