Always Thinking Big, Panama Launches Three New Infrastructure „Megaprojects“

Ahead of June opening of massive Panama Canal expansion, the Government of Panama announces major new transportation and energy projects valued at USD$4 billion PANAMA CITY, PANAMA (May 26, 2016)– The Government of Panama announced today the commencement of three major new transportation and energy megaprojects with international investments and partnerships worth over $4 billion. […]

Panama requests France to work under equal conditions

Paris, France (18 May 2016)– Luis Miguel Hincapie, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama, met today with France’s Presidential Special Appointee for Latin America and the Caribbean, Jean-Pierre Bel. During the meeting in Paris, the Panamanian diplomat emphasized the importance of working under equal conditions to solve the differences between both nations through diplomatic […]

Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luis Miguel Hincapie, met with representatives from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris

  PARIS, FRANCE (May 17, 2016)– A delegation from Panama led by Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luis Miguel Hincapie, met today with representatives from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, to advance dialogue between both parties on issues including Panama’s recently announced commitment to the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) starting […]

Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luis Miguel Hincapie, will be joined by a technical team to finalize the details of Panama’s adherence to CRS

Panama City, (May 15, 2016)- As part of President Varela’s administration ongoing commitment to financial transparency, a delegation of government officials from Panama will travel to Paris this week to meet with members of the OECD to discuss various issues related to financial transparency. The visit follows an official communication from Panama to the Global Forum […]

President of Panama Announces Members of Independent Task Force on Financial Transparency

Blue-ribbon committee created as part of President Varela’s ongoing reforms to strengthen financial transparency Panama City (April 29, 2016) – As a continuation of reforms already instituted in Panama, President of the Republic of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, officially announced at a ceremony in Panama City the members that will comprise a blue-ribbon independent task force […]

Don’t blame Panama for the Panama Papers – By: Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado Vice President of the Republic of Panama Article published in „The Guardian“ on April 21, 2016

By: Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado Vice President of the Republic of Panama Article published in „The Guardian“ on April 21, 2016 A trove of leaked documents relating to offshore corporations with ties to the rich and famous has cast a light on the extent to which the world’s financial and corporate centers are […]

Gebt nicht Panama die Schuld. Steuerhinterziehung ist ein globales Problem . Von JUAN CARLOS VARELA 11. April 2016

Trotz dieser Bezeichnung geht es in den Panamapapieren nicht hauptsächlich um Panama. Es geht in ihnen noch nicht einmal in erster Linie um panamaische Unternehmen. Die illegal gehackt und in der letzten Woche offengelegten 11 Millionen Dokumente beziehen sich hauptsächlich auf geheim gehaltene „Off-Shoreunternehmen“ und überrollen die Welt mit Enthüllungen über die Verletzbarkeit von ungezügeltem […]

Statement of Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Panama Regarding Panama’s Commitment to Financial Transparency

As President Juan Carlos Varela has stated clearly and unequivocally, Panama’s path  to financial transparency is irreversible. To that end, we willingly and actively support diplomatic dialogue and domestic reform to address this global challenge. As Panama has reiterated on multiple occasions to members of the OECD, we are fully and immediately committed to the […]