Panama Canal Current Affairs - 2019

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Laurentino Cortizo elected new President of Panama

Panama’s Electoral Court declared the centre-left candidate Laurentino Cortizo as winner of Panama’s presidential election. Cortizo is candidate for Panama’s Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), which won 33% of 95% of votes counted. The PRD was founded in 1979  by military ruler Omar Torrijos and has been out of power since 2009. About Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo Read More…

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Panama forges Diplomatic ties with China and breaks away with Taiwan

Panama has established formal diplomatic ties with China and broke all of its relationship with Taiwan in a move that is seen as a victory for China in its drive to isolate Taiwan from the rest of the world. China claims Taiwan as its own territory. Panama’s Stand Panama’s President Juan Carlos Varela has announced that his Read More…

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Expanded Panama Canal reopens

Newly renovated and expanded Panama Canal was reopened by the Panamanian President, Juan Carlos Varela. After the launch a giant Chinese container ship Cosco become the first vessel to move via the newly-enlarged Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. The expanded Panama Canal will allow a new, much-larger generation of container ships Read More…

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