US Approves Extradition of Ex-Panama President: Panama. : Weekly News Roundup, June 10th, 2018




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US Approves Extradition of Ex-Panama President: Panama.

Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela said on Friday that the U.S. State Department had approved his request to extradite his predecessor, former president Ricardo Martinelli, who is jailed in Miami on spying charges.

“The foreign ministry … has received a diplomatic letter on behalf of the State Department informing of approval of extradition,” Varela told journalists at an event.

Martinelli was jailed in the United States last year after Panama requested his extradition on charges that he used public money to spy on more than 150 political rivals during his 2009-2014 term.

Source: US News/a>

The Panama Canal’s Forgotten Casualties.

It was the greatest infrastructure project the world had ever seen. When the 77 kilometre-long Panama Canal officially opened in 1914, after 10 years of construction, it fulfilled a vision that had tempted people for centuries, but had long seemed impossible.

“Never before has man dreamed of taking such liberties with nature,” wrote journalist Arthur Bullard in awe.

But the project, which employed more than 40,000 laborers, also took immense liberties with human life. Thousands of workers were killed. The official number is 5,609, but many historians think the real toll was several times higher. Hundreds, if not thousands, more were permanently injured.

Source: Timelinef

World Cup 2018: England’s opponents Panama show off their dance.

England’s World Cup Group G opponents were waved off by hundreds of fans at Panama City airport as well as local pop stars.

It is a historic moment for the Central American nation, who had never before qualified for the World Cup finals.

Panama are flying to New York, before then going onto Oslo for a friendly against Norway on June 6.

Fans had camped outside the players’ hotel the night before their departure and there were so many, that the national FA had been forced to double the security.

Source: The Sun

 

4 Things to Look Forward to When Retiring in Panama

Retiring to Panama will change your life for the better, and give you the opportunity to spend your best years in the sun, sand, and community you deserve. Planning a retirement in Panama can be fun, full of daydreaming, and very informative.

With so much information available to you about the technical aspects of the process (visas, real estate, banking, healthcare), we’ve decided to focus on some of the more fun stuff. Here are four things you’ll have to look forward to when retiring to Panama.

Source: POLS Blog

 

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