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2017 Trafficking in Persons Report: Panama

Panama OFFICE TO MONITOR AND COMBAT TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS 2017 Trafficking in Persons Report Tier 2 PANAMA: Tier 2 The Government of Panama does not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so. The government demonstrated increasing efforts compared to the previous reporting period; therefore, Panama remained on Tier ...
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Presidents Juan Carlos Varela and Donald J. Trump celebrate historic meeting at the White House

Washington D.C.– President Donald J. Trump today met with President Juan Carlos Varela of Panama and discussed the close ties and longstanding partnership between the United States and Panama. President Trump underscored the need for continued cooperation to address drug trafficking and illegal migration in the region and expressed appreciation for President Varela’s strong partnership ...
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Vice President Mike Pence to Travel to Central and South America

Speaking at the inaugural Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America today, Vice President Mike Pence announced he will travel to Central and South America in August on behalf of President Trump. On August 13–18, 2017, the Vice President will travel to Cartagena and Bogota, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santiago, Chile; and Panama City, ...
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U.S. Embassy Statement Regarding the Arrest and Detention of Ricardo Martinelli in the United States

We can confirm that United States Marshals arrested former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli, on June 12, 2017, in Coral Gables, Florida, pursuant to an extradition request presented in September 2016 by the Government of Panama. He was held overnight at the Federal Detention Center, Miami, and made an appearance today, June 13, before United States ...
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