April 9, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
The Panama Electoral Tribunal said Wednesday that former president Ricardo Martinelli will no longer be immune from prosecution, which allows investigations of corruption charges from Martinelli's time in office to begin. The Panama Supreme Court had requested the lifting of immunity after ...[read more]
March 6, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
A three-judge panel in Panama on Thursday sentenced the former president of the country's Supreme Court Alejandro Moncada to five years in prison for unjustified enrichment and corruption. Panama officials suspended Moncada in October over corruption charges and accusations that he profited from ...[read more]
February 24, 2015
by Addison Morris
Former president of the Supreme Court of Panama, Alejandro Moncada, pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of falsifying documents and illicit enrichment. Panama officials suspended Moncada in October over corruption charges and accusations that he profited from his ties with former president ...[read more]
January 29, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
The Supreme Court of Panama voted Wednesday to open a corruption probe against former president Ricardo Martinelli. All nine judges of the court voted to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of Martinelli inflating contracts. Allegations are based on testimony by former head of ...[read more]
October 21, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
Panama officials on Monday suspended a justice of the Supreme Court over corruption charges in a landmark case. Alejandro Moncada has been battling accusations that he profited from his ties with former president Ricardo Martinelli. Documents emerged that Moncada had paid mostly cash for two ...[read more]
July 30, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples James Anaya encouraged the Panamanian government on Monday to strengthen the rights of its indigenous people and ensure they are allowed to preserve their land and autonomy. Anaya's call comes in response to allegations by indigenous ...[read more]
June 15, 2013
by G. Redd
The Court of Cassation of Argentina, the highest criminal court, sentenced former Argentine President Carlos Menem of selling illegal weapons to Croatia and Ecuador during his presidency. The now-Senator Menem pleaded innocence, claiming that the weapons were intended for Panama and Venezuela but ...[read more]
March 24, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On March 24, 2010, the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida revoked a stay of extradition for Manuel Noriega, the former military leader and ruler of Panama. While Noriega was incarcerated in the US, France requested his extradition on charges of money laundering. US Secretary of ...[read more]
November 23, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On November 23, 2011, a French appeals court ruled that former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega could be extradited to Panama, where he would face charges of human rights violations committed during his rule. Noriega had already been convicted of three counts of human rights violations, with ...[read more]
October 12, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On October 12, 2011, the US Congress approved free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea, the first trade partnerships the US had made in years. The US hoped the agreement would boost exports as well as protect US intellectual property within those countries. The last country to ...[read more]

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