The Panama News blog links, March 1, 2016

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This time we feature Chilean alternative musician Javiera Mena at this year’s Viña del Mar Festival.

The Panama News blog links, March 1, 2016

Hellenic Shipping News, Panama Canal anticipates El Niño draft restrictions

PortStrategy, Price wars

Maritime News, Shipping crisis and fuel prices affect Panama and Suez canals

CNBC, Cargo ships could save thousands by skipping the Suez Canal

Fortune, Why China and Nicaragua’s canal project is floundering

AP, Training exercise off West Africa becomes real-life navy drama

La Razón, UNASUR apoya proyecto boliviano del ferrocarril bioceánico central

Reuters, Panama settles with Finmeccanica

AFP: Venezuela, Colombia woes drag down Panama’s free trade zone

Xinhua, La evaluación de Fitch sobre el grado de inversión de Panamá

Folha de S.Paulo, Wife of João Santana admits Odebrecht payments

Times of Malta, Mizzi to close down Panama company after tax audit

InsightCrime, Panama withdrawn from money laundering “gray list”

E&N, Francia busca oportunidades de inversión en el Istmo

Fang, CBS CEO says Trump campaign is good for the company’s business

CBS, Phillies’ Carlos Ruiz will play for Panama in WBC qualifier

Marin IJ, Earthquakes hope offense improves with Panama’s Alberto Quintero

Daily Commercial, Clermont Olympian wins triathlon in Panama

STRI, El Niño update: Central Panama’s driest three-year span

Al Jazeera, New weapons for Panama tribes in old fight to save forests

The Independent, Panama jungles are full of sand flies

Butler, Frog photos for Leap Day

E&N, Vacunación contra el dengue

STRI, Spanish conquest left its imprint on men’s genes in Panama

AFP, EX-finance minister gets out of Panama jail on bail

CBS, California man pleads guilty to killing girlfriend in Panama

Out, Gay couple propose to each other in Panama treetops

China Post, Mola tradition from Panama has fans worldwide

BBC, Colombia ex-president’s brother arrested

BBC, ELN said to be taking over Farc areas ahead of peace deal

EFE, El Congreso de Colombia aprueba zonas de concentración para las FARC

DeLong, Pragmatism or Perdition

Eyes on Trade, The TPP = 18,000 tax cuts on US exports talking point

Wise, WTO takes a wrong turn for development

Carlsen, The Drug War and Mexico

EFE, Pedro Almodóvar: “Hollywood ahora trabaja para China”

Variety, “Hands of Stone” set for August release

Editor’s note: Most of these links are to media outside of Panama, in many cases “outside looking in,” but on our Facebook page we link to the day’s main stories from the Panamanian media, plust post lots of things from community groups, notices of cultural events here and other more purely local content — along with a lot of other stuff as well.

 

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