U.S. Embassy Announces the 2018 Cohort of the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Program

PANAMA, September 19, 2018. The U.S. Embassy is proud to announce the 2018 cohort from Panama for the Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) Professional Fellows Program .  This initiative strengthens entrepreneurial and management skills during a five-week program that will bring 250 young leaders from 36 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to the United States.  This year we are pleased to ...
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Consular Section Closing

The entire Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in Panama will be closed to the public from Monday, September 10 through Friday, September 14, 2018 for staff training.  No routine services will be available in the Visas, U.S. Citizen Services, or Federal Benefits Units.  If you are a U.S. citizen and have an emergency, please ...
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Event – The International Book Fair 2018

Visit us at the International Book Fair from August 14 to 19 and celebrate with the world of comics. There are contests and information about our programs. Would you like to study in the USA? Visit the Education USA college fair on August 18 at the International Book Fair. Speak with representatives of prestigious universities ...
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U.S. Government Acknowledges Panamanian Security Agencies Milestone in Biometric Registries

Panama City, 20 July 2017.- A protocol ceremony in acknowledgement of Panamanian Security agencies (Security Council, Ministry of Security, National Migration Service, National Border Service, National Air and Sea Service, and National Police) took place this morning at the United States Embassy in Panama headquarters. The purpose of the ceremony was to acknowledge Panama’s 20,000 ...
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Second Panama-United States High-Level Security Dialogue Meeting

During their meeting at the White House on June 19, 2017, President Juan Carlos Varela and President Donald J. Trump discussed the close ties of partnership between Panama and the United States and the need for continued cooperation on our shared security priorities.  On June 30, President Varela received a senior U.S. delegation, led by ...
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Forty-seven New Peace Corps Volunteers Sworn-In

Forty-seven new Peace Corps volunteers will join the current 241 young Americans working in Panama. The new group of volunteers took part of a swear-in ceremony on Thursday, May 11th at the Interoceanic Canal Museum, in Casco Antiguo’s Plaza de la Independencia. These Peace Corps volunteers are young professionals who will work Teaching English, Leadership, and ...
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Peace Corps Mourns the Loss of Volunteer Cody Oser

Acting Peace Corps Director Sheila Crowley is saddened to confirm the death of Peace Corps volunteer Cody Oser of Broomfield, Colorado. Cody, 24, passed away in the Comarca Ngäbe Bugle region of Panama on April 8, 2017. “Cody’s enthusiasm for helping others and knack for problem solving were remarkable and are a few of the ...
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Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) opens applications for 2017 scholarship

The U.S State Department opened applications for the 2017 program for Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI) of entrepreneurship and leadership. For five (5) weeks, the selected candidates will participate in conferences with U.S. government officers and entrepreneurs in Washington, D.C, in addition to being trained with skills to boost their projects. YLAI connects ...
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Diplomatic panel celebrates progress on gender equality

How does the new generation of leaders promote gender equality? What are the challenges of the 21st century? These are some of the topics covered during the International Women’s Month today in the City of Knowledge. Under the Federal Women’s Program (FWP), the United States Embassy organized a conference that highlighted their contributions to society ...
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U.S. Embassy Supports Panama’s National Border Service in Humanitarian Aid Tour

Panama’s National Border Service (Senafront) and the Ministry of Health (Minsa) carry out a three-day humanitarian aid tour in the community of Puerto Obaldia, in the Guna Yala indigenous reservation. U.S. military personnel, via its diplomatic mission in Panama, provide transportation and logistics support to transport food and medicines to this remote location. Over 50 ...
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Remarks of President Donald Trump – Inaugural Address

INAUGURAL ADDRESS REMARKS OF PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP    FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild ...
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CBP Launches the Electronic Visa Update System for Early Enrollments

Nationals of the People’s Republic of China with a 10-year visa will update their information every two years using EVUS WASHINGTON—U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today the launch of the Electronic Visa Update System (EVUS) website for early enrollments. All individuals with a People’s Republic of China issued passport bearing a 10-year B1/B2, B1 ...
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Reception for civil society members

On September 20, Ambassador John D. Feeley hosted a reception for over 40 civil society members to promote social inclusion in Panama.  Representatives from diverse organizations including disability, Afro-Panamanian, LGBTI, and environmental, and health groups, exchanged ideas, discussed challenges, and shared best practices on capacity building and fundraising with each other.  The event marked one ...
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Dr. Jill Biden Travels to Panama City, Republic of Panama to Attend the Inauguration of the Expansion of the Panama Canal

Dr. Jill Biden has arrived in Panama City, Republic of Panama as a part of her four-country visit to Central and South America. In Panama, Dr. Biden is leading the Presidential Delegation attending the Inauguration of the Expansion of the Panama Canal. On Saturday, Dr. Biden will deliver remarks at an Independence Day Celebration hosted ...
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Panama Canal Expansion

The Panama Canal Expansion is the largest project at the Canal since its original construction. The project will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, doubling the waterway’s capacity. The existing locks allow the passage of vessels that can carry up to 5,000 TEUs. ...
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