Monday 27th June 2016. Quiet Monday, you me and the music.

June 27, 2016

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bandplayingNice quiet start to the week, just you me and a rummage around the Internet.

radioThe day the gramophone was patented as was a system of transmitting television pictures.

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At the inauguration of the Canal expansion yesterday, President Juan Carlos Varela thanked all those who made possible the work and highlighted the efforts of the workers.

Amid the acts of the inauguration of the third set of locks of the Panama Canal, President Juan Carlos Varela signed trade and diplomatic agreements with several countries.

The expansion of the waterway will allow the passage of 4 vessels per day during the first few months, until the staff of the Panama Canal Authority gets used to the new maneuvers.

The collision of a private tugboat and a Panama Canal Authority (ACP) boat in the Diablo port left several people wounded. The ACP confirmed the accident.

About 15 people who attended the opening of the Panama Canal expansion in the Cocolí locks were treated by medical personnel; most of them affected by the heat.

On Saturday, Vice President and Foreign Minister, Isabel Saint Malo, summoned the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to play a central role in achieving a “sustainable economy that favors the efficient use of natural resources”.

Benicio Robinson, president of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), asked the current and future governments that funds generated by the expanded Panama Canal are handled transparently.

Prosecutors in Venezuela and Panama have formed a team to investigate the law firm Mossack Fonseca, informed Venezuelan General Prosecutor Luisa Ortega.

The American Chamber of Commerce (Amcham) and the US Embassy in Panama developed the business forum: “Panama: expanding opportunities” within the framework of the inauguration of the Panama Canal expansion.


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