Laws and Decrees News

  



     11 October 2015 - 17 October 2015

Examining the scope of Costa Rica's data protection laws
         - NearShore Americas, 17 October 2015

National Assembly to discuss partial veto of new law to make it harder to prosecute government officials
         - Prensa, 17 October 2015

Finance Ministry asks for the revision of 110 laws that govern $800 million in tax exemptions
         - El Siglo, 15 October 2015

25 lawyers submit applications for two open positions on the Supreme Court
         - Prensa, 15 October 2015

National Assembly formally approves new law to reform the Judicial Code
         - Prensa, 13 October 2015

  



     04 October 2015 - 10 October 2015

Antitrust lawsuit filed against AES Panama for controlling too much of the Panamanian power generation market
         - Panama America, 09 October 2015

Opinion: doubts about decentralization part of Panamanian government
         - Prensa, 09 October 2015

Comptroller has endorsed $7.2 billion of government spending in 2015
         - Prensa, 08 October 2015

National Assembly to abandon efforts to create a national bar exam, endorsed by the National Bar Association, after law students hold widespread street protests
         - Newsroom Panama, 08 October 2015

National Assembly to abandon efforts to create a national bar exam, endorsed by the National Bar Association, after law students hold widespread street protests
         - Prensa, 08 October 2015

Key issues: National Assembly to abandon efforts to create a national bar exam, endorsed by the National Bar Association, after law students hold widespread street protests
         - Prensa, 08 October 2015

National Assembly to abandon efforts to create a national bar exam, endorsed by the National Bar Association, after law students hold widespread street protests
         - Panama America, 08 October 2015

  



     27 September 2015 - 03 October 2015

National Assembly passes new law to require 3 hours of free parking at places such as shopping malls
         - Prensa, 30 September 2015

  



     20 September 2015 - 26 September 2015

Interview with Rigoberto Gonzalez, Solicitor General of Panama, on fighting corruption in Panama
         - Prensa, 20 September 2015

  



     13 September 2015 - 19 September 2015

National Assembly committee refuses to discuss a Law proposed to prohibit re-election of the rector of the Univ. of Panama
         - Prensa, 16 September 2015

National Assembly committee refuses to discuss a Law proposed to prohibit re-election of the rector of the Univ. of Panama
         - La Estrella, 16 September 2015

Roberto Corcione, Canal Board member in flight to avoid prosecution for money laundering, may be illegally taking a leave of absence from the Canal board - if so, he is removable and open to prosecution
         - Newsroom Panama, 16 September 2015

Roberto Corcione, Canal Board member in flight to avoid prosecution for money laundering, may be illegally taking a leave of absence from the Canal board - if so, he is removable and open to prosecution
         - Prensa, 16 September 2015

Proposed law seeks a moratorium on new hydroelectric projects in Chiriqui
         - Panama America, 14 September 2015

After nine months of work, National Commission for Electoral Reform has only discussed 20% of the modifications to the Electoral Code
         - Newsroom Panama, 14 September 2015

After nine months of work, National Commission for Electoral Reform has only discussed 20% of the modifications to the Electoral Code
         - Prensa, 14 September 2015

  



     06 September 2015 - 12 September 2015

Panama has spent $1.5 billion in the war on drugs in the last three years while making no progress, prompting sociologists at the Univ. of Panama to propose legalizing some drugs
         - La Estrella, 10 September 2015

  



     30 August 2015 - 05 September 2015

National Assembly gives final approval to new law to extend the time that National Assembly deputies can be prosecuted for crimes
         - Prensa, 01 September 2015

National Assembly gives final approval to new law to extend the time that National Assembly deputies can be prosecuted for crimes
         - La Estrella, 01 September 2015

Law proposed to allow Panama to extradict criminals back to Russia
         - Prensa, 31 August 2015

Law proposed to allow Panama to extradict criminals back to Russia
         - Newsroom Panam, 31 August 2015

  



     23 August 2015 - 29 August 2015

Varela administration awards no-bid contract of $588,000 to law firm that does work for the family business of Varela
         - Panama America, 24 August 2015

  



     16 August 2015 - 22 August 2015

Costa Rican police raid law offices in connection with 8.5 million euro fraud investigation linked to a Dutch businessman buying property in Costa Rica
         - TicoTimes, 22 August 2015

Despite new law, money laundering continues to remain a big problem
         - Prensa, 20 August 2015

  



     09 August 2015 - 15 August 2015

National Assembly president De Leon hopes Assembly will pass law making it easier to investigate deputies for corruption
         - Prensa, 10 August 2015

  



     02 August 2015 - 08 August 2015

Constitutional law Miguel Antonio Bernal asks Canal Authority to explain the legality of its October 2014 granting of a port concession at Corozal to APM Terminals (part of the Maersk group)
         - La Estrella, 08 August 2015

Panama Canal Authority presents proopsal to develop port at Corozal
         - La Estrella, 08 August 2015

National Assembly passes new law to regulate judicial careers
         - Prensa, 06 August 2015

National Assembly passes new law to regulate judicial careers
         - La Estrella, 06 August 2015

New law proposed to prevent automobile towing companies from charging too much money
         - Newsroom Panama, 05 August 2015

President Varela is hostile to proposed law to regulate journalists, mostly foreign journalists, who threaten jobs of Panamanian journalists
         - Newsroom Panama, 05 August 2015

Journalists' union expresses to President Varela their hostility to proposed law to regulate journalists, mostly foreign journalists
         - La Estrella, 05 August 2015

National Assembly discusses new law to regulate judicial careers
         - Prensa, 04 August 2015

Government proposes new law to regulate some 18,000 private guards
         - Panama America, 02 August 2015

Law is proposed to ban compulsive gmablers from casinos
         - Panama America, 02 August 2015

  



     26 July 2015 - 01 August 2015

Casino promote new law to block compulsive gamblers from entering casinos
         - La Estrella, 31 July 2015

National Assembly modifies Penal Code to increase penalties for domestic violence
         - Prensa, 31 July 2015

  



     19 July 2015 - 25 July 2015

Missing corporate books in Costa Rica can lead to a freeze of assets
         - AM Costa Rica, 20 July 2015

  



     12 July 2015 - 18 July 2015

Re-election of Jose Alberto Alvarez as president of the National Bar Association is a win for Varela's supporters and a "defeat" for Martinelli
         - La Estrella, 18 July 2015

Jose Alvarez is re-elected as president of the National Bar Association
         - Prensa, 17 July 2015

  



     05 July 2015 - 11 July 2015

Panamanian lawfirm Mossack & Fonseca linked to FIFA scandal
         - Panama America, 10 July 2015

  



     28 June 2015 - 04 July 2015

Farmers in the High Lands reject the partial veto of the new food import safety bill
         - Panama America, 01 July 2015

Law 44 of 2015: modifies law 25 of 2001 with regards to national agricultural policy
         - Gaceta Oficial 27802A, 29 June 2015

Law 43 of 2015: modifies law of the national local development program
         - Gaceta Oficial 27801A, 29 June 2015

Law 42 of 2015: declares second week of June to be Social Security week
         - Gaceta Oficial 27801A, 29 June 2015

Law 41 of 2015: declares October 14th to be day celebrating Central American integration
         - Gaceta Oficial 27801A, 29 June 2015

Law 40 of 2015: creates program to develop one of the Ngabe-Bugle towns
         - Gaceta Oficial 27801A, 29 June 2015

Law 39 of 2015: creates new district in Changuinola
         - Gaceta Oficial 27801A, 29 June 2015

Law 38 of 2015: approves the Doha amendments to the Kyoto Protocol
         - Gaceta Oficial 27801A, 29 June 2015

Law 37 of 2015: establishes educational program for history between Panama and the United States
         - Gaceta Oficial 27778A, 29 June 2015

Law 36 of 2015: adopts international protocol to fight illegal power of attorney for aircraft ownership
         - Gaceta Oficial 27776A, 29 June 2015

Law 35 of 2015: adopts international protocol to fight illegal illegal acts relating to civil aviation
         - Gaceta Oficial 27776A, 29 June 2015

Law 34 of 2015: modifies aspects of the Penal Code
         - Gaceta Oficial 27776A, 29 June 2015

Law 33 of 2015: recognizes the profession of a laboratory clinical technician
         - Gaceta Oficial 27775B, 29 June 2015

Law 32 of 2015: declares May to be the month of autoimmune disease support
         - Gaceta Oficial 27775B, 29 June 2015

Law 31 of 2015: approves adoption of international treaty on working
         - Gaceta Oficial 27773B, 29 June 2015

Law 30 of 2015: modifies and deletes aspects of family law code
         - Gaceta Oficial 27773B, 29 June 2015

Law 29 of 2015:
         - Gaceta Oficial 27773B, 29 June 2015

Law 28 of 2015: approves additional help for victims of incidents in Changuinola from 6 to 10 July of 2010
         - Gaceta Oficial 27772A, 29 June 2015

Law 27 of 2015: modifies the Accounting Code
         - Gaceta Oficial 27772A, 29 June 2015

Law 26 of 2015: adopts international agreement of the handling of shipwrecks
         - Gaceta Oficial 27780, 29 June 2015

Law 25 of 2015: declares Hospital Irma de Lourdes to be a regional teaching hospital
         - Gaceta Oficial 27768A, 29 June 2015

Law 24 of 2015: modifies laws that help promote commercial aviation in Panam
         - Gaceta Oficial 27768A, 29 June 2015

Law 23 of 2015: adopts measures to prevent money laundering and financial terrorism in Panama
         - Gaceta Oficial 27768B, 29 June 2015

Law 22 of 2015: modifies articles of the Commerce Code
         - Gaceta Oficial 27768A, 29 June 2015

Law 20 of 2015: approves air services agreement with Singapore
         - Gaceta Oficial 27767, 29 June 2015

Law 19 of 2015: approves cooperation agreement with Haiti
         - Gaceta Oficial 27767, 29 June 2015

Law 17 of 2015: reorganizes the Agricultural Development Bank
         - Gaceta Oficial 27766B, 29 June 2015

Law 16 of 2015: declares the area of Panama North to be of tourist and ecological interests
         - Gaceta Oficial 27767, 29 June 2015

Law 15 of 2015: modifies law that affects preferential interest rates for the agricultural sector
         - Gaceta Oficial 27766B, 29 June 2015

Law 14 of 2015: modifies laws affecting urban development
         - Gaceta Oficial 27767, 29 June 2015

Law 13 of 2015: declares March 29 to be the annual day of the Canal worker
         - Gaceta Oficial 27801A, 29 June 2015

Law 12 of 2015 - modifies law dealing with victims of diethyleneglycol
         - Gaceta Oficial 27755A, 29 June 2015

  



     21 June 2015 - 27 June 2015

  



     14 June 2015 - 20 June 2015

  



     07 June 2015 - 13 June 2015

Businessmen push for new rules for arbitration
         - Panama America, 13 June 2015

  



     01 June 2015 - 06 June 2015

  



     24 May 2015 - 31 May 2015

  



     17 May 2015 - 23 May 2015

National Bar Association to analyze and consider filing comments about the criminal allegations made against Supreme Court judge Benavides
         - Panama America, 17 May 2015

Benavides: "I will not let anyone slander my 45 years of work in the courts"
         - La Estrella, 17 May 2015

  



     10 May 2015 - 16 May 2015

  



     03 May 2015 - 09 May 2015

Panama requests visit from IFAG/GAFI, the international money laundering body
         - Prensa, 09 May 2015

Panama waits the final rating of IFAG/GAFI, the international money laundering body
         - Panama America, 09 May 2015

Civic groups demand that the National Assembly quickly pass a law that prohibits government officials from doing business (through their companies) with other government agencies that they are not invovled with
         - Panama America, 09 May 2015

100s of farmers from western Panama march towards President Varela's offices to demand he sign law restricting food imports
         - Prensa, 06 May 2015

Farmers from Chiriqui send letter to President Varela, asking him to sign the new law on agricultural imports
         - La Estrella, 06 May 2015

President Varela signs new law increasing retiree pensions
         - Prensa, 04 May 2015

President Varela signs new law increasing retiree pensions
         - Panama America, 04 May 2015

  



     26 Apr 2015 - 02 May 2015

Why are the shares of a comapny that owns an expensive restaurant in London controlled by a company registered in Panama?
         - Evening Standard, 01 May 2015

Panama, Central America's top money laundering hub, toughens up legislation to control illegal money flows
         - Fox News, 27 April 2015

President Varela signs new legislation the strengthens controls to fight illegal money flows
         - Prensa, 27 April 2015

New anti-money laundering law is not sufficient to stop all forms of money laundering and financial terrorism
         - La Estrella, 27 April 2015

President Varela signs new legislation the strengthens controls to fight illegal money flows
         - Panama America, 27 April 2015

President Varela signs new legislation the strengthens controls to fight illegal money flows
         - La Estrella, 27 April 2015

National Assembly formally approves law to raise the legal age of marriage to 18 years of age
         - La Estrella, 26 April 2015

  



     19 Apr 2015 - 25 Apr 2015

National Assembly passes law regulating levels of sulfur in fuel
         - Panama America, 24 April 2015

National Bar Association reiterates its rejection of the explusion of Miguel Bernal as law professor from the Univ. of Panama under the reign of rector Gustavo Garcia
         - La Estrella, 23 April 2015

Miguel Bernal: "Only the students can demand my removal as professor"
         - La Estrella, 23 April 2015

Agricultural Development minister to reestablish tariffs on 37 imported food products
         - La Estrella, 22 April 2015

Chamber of Commerce asks President Varela to partially veto law to protect local farmers from imports (a modification of Law 11 of 2006), after quick passage by the National Assembly
         - Prensa, 22 April 2015

Chamber of Commerce asks President Varela to partially veto law to protect local farmers from imports (a modification of Law 11 of 2006), after quick passage by the National Assembly
         - Panama America, 22 April 2015

President Varela partially vetos new law that regulates judicial careers
         - Prensa, 22 April 2015

60% of laws are proposed by the National Assembly, while the rest are from the Administration
         - La Estrella, 21 April 2015

Panamanian law firm Mossak Fonseca activities in Peru being investigated, for its help in setting up companies in tax havens for Peruvian companies
         - Panama America, 20 April 2015

  



     12 Apr 2015 - 18 Apr 2015

Suspicious links between Attorney General Porcell and Electoral Tribunal president Pinilla
         - Panama America, 14 April 2015

Electoral Tribunal president Pinilla had been earlier denounced for 19 instances of nepotism, but he has denied the charges
         - Panama America, 14 April 2015

Proposed law to impose jail time on those found guilty of racial, sexual, religious or political discrimination
         - Prensa, 14 April 2015

  



     05 Apr 2015 - 11 Apr 2015

Law 11 of 2015: specifies procedures for dealing with internationa law
         - Gaceta Oficial 27752, 05 April 2015

Law 10 of 2015: modifies and adds articles to the Penal Code
         - Gaceta Oficial 27752, 05 April 2015

Law 9 of 2015: declares September 5th the national day in honor of indigenous women
         - Gaceta Oficial 27751B, 05 April 2015

Law 8 of 2015: approves the creation of a Ministry of the Environment
         - Gaceta Oficial 27749B, 05 April 2015

Law 7 of 2015: approves a commercial trade pact with Trinidad y Tobago
         - Gaceta Oficial 27749B, 05 April 2015

Law 6 of 2015: modifies Law 45 of 1995 governing the taxation of alcoholic beverages
         - Gaceta Oficial 27744A, 05 April 2015

Law 5 of 2015: establishes a professional career program for Panama's diplomats and consular officials
         - Gaceta Oficial 27738A, 05 April 2015

Law 4 of 2015: modifies Law 56 of 2008 and Law 57 of 2008, governing Panama's ports and merchant marine
         - Gaceta Oficial 27720, 05 April 2015

Law 3 of 2015: modifies Law 41 of 2004 governing the Panama Pacific industrial park
         - Gaceta Oficial 27719A, 05 April 2015

Law 2 of 2015: approves contract with PSA Panama International Terminal
         - Gaceta Oficial 27719A, 05 April 2015

Law 1 of 2015: declares protected areas of Panama Bay to be Ramsar sites
         - Gaceta Oficial 27717, 05 April 2015

Cabinet Council resolution 29: approves a five-year science and technology development plan
         - Gaceta Oficial 27749A, 05 April 2015

  



     29 Mar 2015 - 04 Mar 2015

Government moves up from 2018 to end of 2015 the Law 47 or 2013, which makes it harder to hide ownership of stock in new companies
         - Prensa, 02 April 2015

  



     22 Mar 2015 - 28 Mar 2015

  



     15 Mar 2015 - 21 Mar 2015

  



     08 Mar 2015 - 14 Mar 2015

  



     01 Mar 2015 - 07 Mar 2015

Law firm Mossack Fonseca denies that it is being investigated for links to money laundering
         - Panama America, 03 March 2015

Law firm Mossack Fonseca possibly linked to 120 ghost corporations used to launder money - law firm founder, Ramon Fonseca Mora, is Panamenista Party president and advisor to President Varela
         - Panama America, 02 March 2015

Finance Ministry next week to present new laws to fight money laundering
         - La Estrella, 02 March 2015

  



     22 Feb 2015 - 28 Feb 2015

Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca linked to another tax evasion scandal
         - Panama America, 25 February 2015

Should Supreme Court judge Jeronimo Meija still be affliated with his law firm, Meifa & Associates?
         - Panama America, 25 February 2015

Interview with Ana Irene Delgado, Panamanian maritime lawyer working in the London office of Solis Endara Delgado
         - Law Gazette, 23 February 2015

Law proposed to punish men who verbally sexually harass women
         - Prensa, 22 February 2015

  



     15 Feb 2015 - 21 Feb 2015

Opinion: repeal law 51 and end theft of pensions
         - La Estrella, 19 February 2015

  



     08 Feb 2015 - 14 Feb 2015

  



     01 Feb 2015 - 07 Feb 2015

Law 40 of 2014 - creates a Panamanian college of veterinary medicine
         - Gaceta Oficial 27679, 05 February 2015

Law 39 of 2014 - recognizes the profession of archeology
         - Gaceta Oficial 27679, 05 February 2015

Law 38 of 2014 - creates an education program for environmental education and disaster management
         - Gaceta Oficial 27714, 05 February 2015

Law 31 of 2014 - establishes regulations for settlers' community of more than 15 years to acquire title to their property
         - Gaceta Oficial 27678B, 05 February 2015

Law 30 of 2014 - provides historical preservation funds to sites in Portobello and San Lorenzo
         - Gaceta Oficial 27676C, 05 February 2015

  



     25 Jan 2015 - 31 Jan 2015

President Varela to sign law that extends protection for Panama Bay's wetlands
         - Prensa, 30 January 2015

  



     18 Jan 2015 - 24 Jan 2015

Two laws proposed to reform the law that governs accreditation of universities in Panama
         - La Estrella, 24 January 2015

  



     11 Jan 2015 - 17 Jan 2015

  



     04 Jan 2015 - 10 Jan 2015

  



     28 Dec 2014 - 03 Jan 2015

  



     21-27 December 2014

  



     14-20 December 2014

  



     07-13 December 2014

  



     01-06 December 2014

Law 37 of 2014 - establishes rules for donating food to address problems of extreme poverty
         - Gaceta Oficial 27673B, 04 December 2014

Law 36 of 2014 - approves government budget for 2015
         - Gaceta Oficial 27673A, 04 December 2014

Law 33 of 2014 - approves free trade agreement with Mexico
         - Gaceta Oficial 27668A, 04 December 2014

Law 29 of 2014 - establishes rules for volunteer organizations in Panama
         - Gaceta Oficial 27673C, 04 December 2014

  



     23-30 November 2014

Law 35 of 2014 - creates Zapallal district in Chepigana (Darien)
         - Gaceta Oficial 27666, 23 November 2014

Law 34 of 2014 - authorizes commerative coins for the 100th anniversary of the Panama Canal
         - Gaceta Oficial 27666, 23 November 2014

Law 32 of 2014 - modifies Law 29 of 2005, to reorganize the Ministry of Social Development
         - Gaceta Oficial 27666, 23 November 2014

Law 28 of 2014 - guarantees health services for those suffering from rare diseases
         - Gaceta Oficial 27664A, 23 November 2014

Law 16 of 2014 - declares a historic site in San Miguelito
         - Gaceta Oficial 27664A, 23 November 2014

Resolution 2283 of Energy Secretariat - suspending the rise from 5% to 7% of the use of ethanol in gasoline
         - Gaceta Oficial 27663, 23 November 2014

  



     16-22 November 2014

  



     09-15 November 2014

Resolution 2270 of National Energy agency, recommendations for long term plans for oil-based electricity generation
         - Gaceta Oficial 27657A, 14 November 2014

  



     01-08 November 2014

Law 27 of 2014 - modifies Law 55 of 2008 that govern maritime commerce
         - Gaceta Oficial 27653C, 02 November 2014

Law 26 of 2014 - extends duration of Law 7 of 2014 dealing with international privacy rights
         - Gaceta Oficial 27653C, 02 November 2014

Law 25 of 2014 - provides moratorium period for payment of back taxes
         - Gaceta Oficial 27653C, 02 November 2014

Law 24 of 2014 - eliminates government ministers appointed in one administration to be allowed to retain office in next administration
         - Gaceta Oficial 27653C, 02 November 2014

  



     26 - 31 October

  



     19 - 25 October

Law 23 of 2014: recognizes pharmacy technicians as professionals
         - Gaceta Oficial 27647, 25 October 2014

Law 22 of 2014: promotes teaching leadership and character formation in the school system
         - Gaceta Oficial 27646A, 25 October 2014

Law 21 of 2014: creates the Rodrigo Luque district in Santiago
         - Gaceta Oficial 27644A, 25 October 2014

  



     12 - 18 October

Law 20 of 2014: creates new district of East Cristobal in Colon
         - Gaceta Oficial 27634A, 12 October 2014

Law 19 of 2014: modifies the law affecting the National Treasury
         - Gaceta Oficial 27633A, 12 October 2014

Law 18 of 2014: renames Children's Hospital after Dr. Jose Renan Esquivel
         - Gaceta Oficial 27633A, 12 October 2014

  



     05 - 11 October

  



     01 - 04 October

  



     21 - 30 September

Law 17 of 2014: prohibits pharmacies from selling alcohol or cigarettes
         - Gaceta Oficial 27626, 27 September 2014

Law 15 of 2014: lowers age for government pension for poor people (120 for 70) to 65 years of age
         - Gaceta Oficial 27611, 27 September 2014

Resolution 02-2014 of Superintendant of Stock Market - creates regulations for real estate investment companies
         - Gaceta Oficial 27600, 27 September 2014

New law prohibits pharmacies from selling alcoholic products
         - Prensa, 22 September 2014

New law prohibits pharmacies from selling alcoholic products
         - La Estrella, 22 September 2014

  



     14 - 20 September

  



     07 - 13 September

  



     01 - 06 September

  



     17 - 23 August

  



     10 - 16 August

  



     03 - 09 August

  



     27 July - 02 August

  



     20-26 July/Julio/Julho

  



     13-19 July/Julio/Julho

  



     06-12 July/Julio/Julho

National Assembly to consider law to prohibit government employees from belonging to political parties
         - La Estrella, 11 July 2014

National Assembly to consider law to prohibit government employees from belonging to political parties
         - Panama America, 11 July 2014

Legal experts warn of conflicts of interest for lawyers in the National Assembly (which regulates the courts) who practice law in the court (which regulates lawyers)
         - Prensa, 07 July 2014

  



     01-05 July/Julio/Julho

Should National Assembly deputies who are lawyers be allowed to practice law, since as deputies they can sit in judgment of the Supreme Court, a Supreme Court that at the same time are the legal superiors of practising lawyers?
         - Panama America, 05 July 2014

Presidential Decree 105 of 2014: list of names of new ministers and vice-ministers under President Varela
         - Gaceta Oficial 27569, 02 July 2014

President's Cabinet proposes law that requires heads of autonomous government agencies to be in office co-terminous with the President, preventing cases like where Martinelli appointed such officials that President Varela cannot appoint
         - Prensa, 02 July 2014

Commerce Ministry Executive Decree 165: establishes maximum prices for 22 products comprising the basic food basket [first official act of new President Varela]
         - Gaceta Oficial 27568, 01 July 2014

President Varela signs decree establishing maximum prices for 22 products comprising the basic food basket
         - Prensa, 01 July 2014

President Varela signs decree establishing maximum prices for 22 products comprising the basic food basket
         - Panama America, 01 July 2014

President Varela signs decree establishing maximum prices for 22 products comprising the basic food basket
         - La Estrella, 01 July 2014

  



     22-28 June/Junio/Junho

Law 11 of 2014: authorizes bodyguard services to families of ex-Presidents
         - Gaceta Oficial 27562B, 24 June 2014

Law 10 of 2014: approves trade cooperation agreement with Vietnam
         - Gaceta Oficial 27559A, 24 June 2014

  



     15-21 June/Junio/Junho

Economists request revision of law 42 of 2011 that requires the use of ethanol in gasoline, a law of great benefit to the ethanol factory owned by Martinelli's family, but of unknown value to Panama's consumers and environment
         - Prensa, 18 June 2014

Corruption-ridden public notary system, plagued by political patronage for the country's only 23 notaries, earning $60,000 month - mulitple groups demand reform
         - Prensa, 16 June 2014

Opinion: try to reform the corruption caused by patronage of national notary appointments
         - Prensa, 16 June 2014

  



     08-14 June/Junio/Junho

Law 9 of 2014: creates a board of directors for Juan Demosthenes Arosemena national stadium
         - Gaceta Oficial 27554, 12 June 2014

Resolution 2091 of the Energy Secretariat - ends energy savings restrictions on June 16th
         - Gaceta Oficial 27554, 12 June 2014

  



     01-07 June/Junio/Junho

Sex workers request protection of the law in Panama, for example, to stop persecution by the police who fine them and don't investigate crimes against the women
         - La Estrella, 02 June 2014

  



     25-31 May/Mayo/Maio

  



     18-24 May/Mayo/Maio

Foreign Ministry Executive Decree 155 - revocates the asylum status of an Ecuadorian, Tito Galo Lara Yepez
         - Gaceta Oficial 27538, 22 May 2014

Growing calls for a "peoples' convention" to draft a new constitution
         - El Siglo, 19 May 2014

  



     11-17 May/Mayo/Maio

Law 8 of 2014: establishes regulations for special education licensing
         - Gaceta Oficial 27533, 14 May 2014

Costa Rican business leaders ask Bolivia to sell Costa Rica $500,000 world of natural gas per year
         - CostaRican Times, 11 May 2014

  



     01-10 May/Mayo/Maio

Law 7 of 2014: establishes laws conforming to international privacy rights, but also includes ban on recognizing foreign same-sex marriages
         - Gaceta Oficial 27530, 10 May 2014

New law bans recognition of same-sex marriages of Panamanians that were performed outside of Panama
         - Prensa, 10 May 2014

Law 6 of 2014: concerns regulations for private security services
         - Gaceta Oficial 27527, 09 May 2014

  



     20-30 April/Abril/Abril

Law 5(?) of 2014: subscribes to free trade agreement between Central American counties and European trade bloc
         - Gaceta Oficial 27520A, 27 April 2014

Cabinet Council resolution 64: approves sale of national land for $4.8 million to build wind park
         - Gaceta Oficial 27516, 27 April 2014

Cabinet Council resolution 66: approves sale of 18 hectares of national land for $22 million to build industrial park in Arraijan

Costa Rican legislature ratifies free trade agreement with Colombia, covering 70 percent of their exports ($71 million to Colombia, $320 million to Costa Rica, in 2013)
         - TicoTimes, 27 April 2014

Reforming the Constitution - a dilemma on how to do so
         - El Siglo, 20 April 2014

  



     13-19 April/Abril/Abril

  



     06-12 April/Abril/Abril

Law 5 of 2014: declares dancing traditions of Los Santos to be part of country's national heritage
         - Gaceta Oficial 27511A, 11 April 2014

Law 4(?) of 2014: approves accession to Central American security treaty
         - Gaceta Oficial 25707B, 08 April 2014

Law 3 of 2014, creates national program to promote Panamanian products in international markets
         - Gaceta Oficial 25707, 08 April 2014

Law 2 of 2014, modifies Law 51 of 2005 that governs Social Security Agency (CSS)
         - Gaceta Oficial 25707, 08 April 2014

Resolution 41 of President's Cabinet - authorizes Finance Ministry to compensate ENEL Fortuna for loss of electricity sales due to lack of transmission capability
         - Gaceta Oficial 25705A, 08 April 2014

Resolution 41 of President's Cabinet - authorizes Finance Ministry to compensate AES Panama for loss of electricity sales due to lack of transmission capability
         - Gaceta Oficial 25705A, 08 April 2014

  



     01-05 April/Abril/Abril

  



     23-31 March/Marzo/Marco 2014

  



     16-22 March/Marzo/Marco 2014

  



     09-15 March/Marzo/Marco 2014

Law 1 of 2014: modifies Law 97 of 1998 regulating the Ministry of Finance
         - Gaceta Oficial 27489A, 11 March 2014

Controversial law passed to give President more control over Ministry of Finance
         - Prensa, 11 March 2014

  



     01-08 March/Marzo/Marco 2014

  



     23-28 Febuary/Febrero/Fevereiro 2014

Cabinet Council Resolution 18: approves 7.3 hectare concession to Amador Marina S.A. to for waterfront development project
         - Gaceta Oficial 27483B, 28 February 2014

Cabinet Council Decree 11: authorizes Finance Ministry to borrow $100 million from Andean Development Corporation
         - Gaceta Oficial 27483A, 28 February 2014

Cabinet Council Decree 12: authorizes Finance Ministry to borrow $300 million from InterAmerican Development Bank
         - Gaceta Oficial 27483A, 28 February 2014

Authorizes Finance Ministry to loan $122 million to Colon Free Zone to finance local highway construction
         - Gaceta Oficial 27483A, 28 February 2014

Businesses on the tourist islands of Saboga, San Miguel, Contadora and Esmeralda are not in compliance with Law 5 of 2007
         - Panama America, 28 February 2014

  



     16-22 Febuary/Febrero/Fevereiro 2014

  



     09-15 Febuary/Febrero/Fevereiro 2014

Cabinet Council Decree 10 of 2014, authorize Finance Ministry to borrow $100 million from CAF for partial financing of the Metro Subway Line I
         - Gaceta Oficial 27472B, 11 February 2014

Cabinet Council Decree 10 of 2014, authorize Finance Ministry to borrow $100 million from CAF for partial financing of the Metro Subway Line I
         - Panama America, 11 February 2014

  



     01-08 Febuary/Febrero/Fevereiro 2014

Health Ministry Decree 638 - declares dengue epidemic in all of Panama
         - Gaceta Oficial 27469, 06 February 2014

Health Ministry declares dengue epidemic in all of Panama
         - Prensa, 06 February 2014

  



     01-08 February/Febrero/Janeiro 2014

Resolution 10 of President's Cabinet Council, approving legal services contract between Panamanian government and law firm Arnold & Porter
         - Gaceta Oficial 27463A, 30 January 2014

Resolution 7 of President's Cabinet Council, approves borrowing $52 million from OPEC International Development Fund for Panama Bay sanitation project
         - Gaceta Oficial 27463A, 30 January 2014

  



     19-25 January/Enero/Janeiro 2014

Presidential Decree 16 of 2014: regulates price of liquid natural gas
         - Gaceta Oficial 27457, 21 January 2014

Resolution 1197 of the Ministry of Health - prohibiting sales of alcoholic beverages in pharmacies
         - Gaceta Oficial 27456, 21 January 2014

  



     12-18 January/Enero/Janeiro 2014

Law 136 of 2013: provides financing for historical structures in Casco Antiguo
         - Gaceta Oficial, 18 January 2014

Supreme Court accepts lawsuit challenging law 42 of 2011 that requires ethanol to be added to gasoline
         - La Estrella, 15 Janaury 2013

  



     05-11 January/Enero/Janeiro 2014

Law 135 of 2013: modifies Law 24 of 2002 that regulates consumer credit histories
         - Gaceta Oficial 27450, 10 January 2014

Law 134 of 2013: establishes economic equal opportunity laws for people with disabilities
         - Gaceta Oficial 27450, 10 January 2014

Law 1 of 2014: repeals recent attempt to impose taxation on foreign income
         - Gaceta Oficial 27450A, 10 January 2014

Law 133 of 2013: establishes 13th-month bonus payments for government employees
         - Gaceta Oficial 27450, 10 January 2014

Law 132 of 2013: establishes laws regulating microbusinesses
         - Gaceta Oficial 27449C, 10 January 2014

Law 131 of 2013: establishes laws regulating commercial arbitration
         - Gaceta Oficial 27449C, 10 January 2014

Law 130 of 2013: establishes laws regulating microfinance institutions
         - Gaceta Oficial 27449C, 10 January 2014

Law 129 of 2013: modifies laws regulating home mortgage loans
         - Gaceta Oficial 27449C, 10 January 2014

  



     01-04 January/Enero/Janeiro 2014

Law 128 of 2013: modifies Law 5 of 1988 dealing with administration of public construction projects
         - Gaceta Oficial, 03 January 2013

Law 127 of 2013: establishes rules for government workers
         - Gaceta Oficial, 03 January 2013

Law 126 of 2013: establishes subsidy for Red Cross Panama
         - Gaceta Oficial, 03 January 2013

Law 125 of 2013: modifies previous laws government Panama's airports
         - Gaceta Oficial, 03 January 2013

Law 124 of 2013: modifies Law 10 of 2010 governing Fire Department
         - Gaceta Oficial, 03 January 2013

Law 123 of 2013: reorganizes National Mortgage Bank
         - Gaceta Oficial, 03 January 2013

Law 122 of 2013: modifies laws regulating automobile insurance
         - Gaceta Oficial, 03 January 2013

Law 121 of 2013: reforms Judicial and Penal
         - Gaceta Oficial, 03 January 2013

  



     22-31 December/Deciembre/Dezembro 2013

Law 120 of 2013 - modifies Law 19 of 2001 regulating free trade zone in Baru, and controversially extends taxes in Panama to income earned outside country
         - Gaceta Oficial 27443A, 30 December 2013

Law 119 of 2013 - creates new tenth province of Panama, creating the province of West Panama (Arraijan, Capira, Chame, La Chorrera, San Carlos) from Panama province
         - Gaceta Oficial 27443A, 30 December 2013

Law 118 of 2013 - declares January 9th as National Sovereignty Day
         - Gaveta Oficial 27443A, 30 December 2013

  



     15-21 December/Deciembre/Dezembro 2013

  



     08-14 December/Deciembre/Dezembro 2013

Law 117 of 2013: modifies law 86 of 2010 regarding financial assistance for elderly people
         - Gaceta Oficial 27432, 14 December 2013

Law 116 of 2013: declares second Saturday of January to be the national Pollera Parade Day
         - Gaceta Oficial 27431, 14 December 2013

Law 115 of 2013: modifies law 17 of 2003 regarding Mejorana festival
         - Gaceta Oficial 27431, 14 December 2013

Law 114 of 2013: modifies Fiscal Code with regards to transferring of real estate properties
         - Gaceta Oficial 27431, 14 December 2013

Law 113 of 2013: modifies law dealing with national immigration service
         - Gaceta Oficial 27431, 14 December 2013

  



     01-07 December/Deciembre/Dezembro 2013

  



     24-30 November/Noviembre/Novembro 2013

Resolution 807-04-164-13 of the Finance Ministry, temporarily suspending the current property tax value assessment program
         - Gaceta Oficial 27424A, 29 November 2013

Law 112 of 2013: declares November 29th as the National Day of the Rescuer
         - Gaceta Oficial 27423, 28 November 2013

Law 111 of 2013: approves air flight services agreement with Costa Rica
         - Gaceta Oficial 27423, 28 November 2013

Law 110 of 2013: modifies Law 4 of 1994, which regulates preferential interest rates for agricultural producers
         - Gaceta Oficial 27423, 28 November 2013

Cabinet Counsel decreee 35: approves acceptance of $103 million loan from Andean development bank for Panama Bay sanitation project
         - Gaceta Oficial 27423A, 28 November 2013

Cabinet Counsel decreee 34: approves $10 million line of credit with India to support center for biodiversity and drug discovery in Panama
         - Gaceta Oficial 27423A, 28 November 2013

Law 109 of 2013: establishes government corporation to manage new Metro Subway system
         - Gaceta Oficial 27421, 26 November 2013

  



     17-23 November/Noviembre/Novembro 2013

Law 108 of 2013: revises the criminal code with regards to provisions for crimes of theft
         - Gaceta Oficial 27420, 23 November 2013

Law 107 of 2013: creates a national program of incentives for grain production
         - Gaceta Oficial 27420, 23 November 2013

Law 106 of 2013: modifies Law 24 of 2001 that provides support to farmers affected by climate conditions
         - Gaceta Oficial 27420, 23 November 2013

Law 105 of 2013: creates a national program to modernize farming and industrial agriculture
         - Gaceta Oficial 27420, 23 November 2013

Law 104 of 2013: creates a national program for livestock tracing
         - Gaceta Oficial 27420, 23 November 2013

Law 103 of 2013: authorizes the leasing of additional real estate for the government and National Assembly
         - Gaceta Oficial 27420, 23 November 2013

Law 102 of 2013: approves agreement between Panama and Spain about cooperation in fighting crime
         - Gaceta Oficial 27420, 23 November 2013

Law 101 of 2013: modifies Law 50 of 1961 with regards to the national pollera festival
         - Gaceta Oficial 27417, 20 November 2013

Law 100 of 2013: creates a festival for crab and seafood
         - Gaceta Oficial 27417, 20 November 2013

Law 99 of 2013: creates a folklore festival for sugar cane
         - Gaceta Oficial 27417, 20 November 2013

Law 98 of 2013: creates a national fiesta for Panamanian folklore and theater
         - Gaceta Oficial 27417, 20 November 2013

Finance Ministry resolution 17-2013-DdCP: establishes conditions for $1.5 billion bond sale in 2014
         - Gaceta Oficial 27417A, 20 November 2013

Law 96 of 2013 - approves Athens convention on air/sea passenger transport
         - Gaceta Oficial 27414A, 19 November 2013

Law 95 of 2013 - approves commercial arms treaty negotiated in New York
         - Gaceta Oficial 27414A, 19 November 2013

Law 94 of 2013 - approves air services treaty with Netherlands
         - Gaceta Oficial 27414A, 19 November 2013

  



     10-16 November/Noviembre/Novembro 2013

Law 97 of 2013: creates new district in Los Santos
         - Gaceta Oficial 27415, 16 November 2013

Public Registry resolution DG-125-2013: sets initial rules for use of electronic signatures
         - Gaceta Oficial 27412, 14 November 2013

  



     01-09 November/Noviembre/Novembro 2013

Law 93 of 2013: reorganizes National Aeronaval Service
         - Gaceta Oficial 27411, 09 November 2013

Law 90 of 2013: creates a national Cold Chain storage system
         - Gaceta Oficial 27411, 09 November 2013

Law 92 of 2013: approves mining concession to Vera Gold
         - Gaceta Oficial 27410, 08 November 2013

Law 91 of 2013: extends to seven years the term of the Administrator and Vice Administrator of the Maritime Authority, and weakens requirements to be on Board of Directors
         - Gaceta Oficial 27410, 08 November 2013

Law 88 of 2013: approves aviation services agreement with Venezuela
         - Gaceta Oficial 27409, 08 November 2013

Law 89 of 2013: modifies recent Law 69 of 2013 that governs hiring of foreign medical workers
         - Gaceta Oficial 27408C, 02 November 2013

  



     27-31 October/Octubre/Outubro 2013

Law 87 of 2013 - names a school in Chepo after Francisco Cespedes
         - Gaceta Oficial 27406A, 31 October 2013

Law 86 of 2013 - declares October 15th to be day honoring blind people
         - Gaceta Oficial 27406A, 31 October 2013

Law 85 of 2013 - approves air transport services agreement with France
         - Gaceta Oficial 27406A, 31 October 2013

Law 84 of 2013 - approves tax information exchange agreement with Canada
         - Gaceta Oficial 27406A, 31 October 2013

Law 83 of 2013 - approves dobule taxation treaty with United Kingdom
         - Gaceta Oficial 27406A, 31 October 2013

Resolution 6738-Elec of Public Service authority (ANSP), methodology for self-generators and co-generators to participate in electricity markets
         - Gaceta Oficial 27404A, 29 October 2013

Decree 341 of 2013 of the Foreign Ministry: grants political asylum to Ecuadorian politician
         - Gaceta Oficial 27403B, 27 October 2013

  



     20-26 October/Octubre/Outubro 2013

Law 82 of 2013: increases penalties for crimes against women
         - Gaceta Oficial 27403, 25 October 2013

Law 81 of 2013: modifies Law 67 of 2008 involving government accounting
         - Gaceta Oficial 27403, 25 October 2013

Law 80 of 2013: approves regional agricultural agreement
         - Gaceta Oficial 27403A, 25 October 2013

Law 79 of 2013: approves 2001 Budapest cybercrime convention
         - Gaceta Oficial 27403A, 25 October 2013

Law 78 of 2013: approves accord with United States about environmental cooperation
         - Gaceta Oficial 27403A, 25 October 2013

Law 77 of 2013: modifies part of Judicial Code governing transfer of those arrested to jails
         - Gaceta Oficial 27403A, 25 October 2013

Law 76 of 2013: modifies Law 45 of 1995 with regards to fuel taxes
         - Gaceta Oficial 27400A, 23 October 2013

Law 75 of 2013: approval of $17 billion Government Budget for 2014
         - Gaceta Oficial 27400A, 23 October 2013

Law 74 of 2013: establishes requirements for refugees and those seeking asylum
         - Gaceta Oficial 27400A, 23 October 2013

Cabinet Decree 29 - authorizes borrowing $54 million from BID/IDB for building water and sanitation systems
         - Gaceta Oficial 27401, 23 October 2013

  



     13-19 October/Octubre/Outubro 2013

Law 73 of 2013 - tax information exchange treaty with Sweden
         - Gaceta Oficial 27397, 18 October 2013

Law 72 of 2013 - tax information exchange treaty with Norway
         - Gaceta Oficial 27397, 18 October 2013

Law 71 of 2013 - tax information exchange treaty with Denmark
         - Gaceta Oficial 27397, 18 October 2013

Law 70 of 2013 - adds a few more penalties for theft of public services
         - Gaceta Oficial 27396, 18 October 2013

President Cabinet Resolution 170 - authorizes Commerce Ministry to propose law to create MRL - Limited Liability Microenterprises
         - Gaceta Oficial 27396, 18 October 2013

Government to create new business structure, MRL - Limited Liability Microenterprises, to help informal businesses more easily become part of formal economy
         - Newsroom Panama, 18 October 2013

Resolution 2 of National Transparency (Anti-corruption) agency - new organizational and operations manual
         - Gaceta Oficial 27397A, 18 October 2013

Presidential Decree 717 of 2013: cancels Balbina Herrera's three year prison sentence
         - Gaceta Oficial 27387A, 18 October 2013

Decree 28 of 2013 of Presidential Cabinet: adjusts import tariffs and taxes on ethanol and biofuels
         - Gaceta Oficial 27393, 13 October 2013

  



     06-12 October/Octubre/Outubro 2013

Law 68 of 2013: a tax treaty with Greenland
         - Gaceta Oficial, 27390A

Law 67 of 2013: a tax treaty with Iceland
         - Gaceta Oficial, 27390A

Law 66 of 2013: a tax treaty with Finland
         - Gaceta Oficial, 27390A

Law 65 of 2013: a tax treaty with the Faroe Islands (part of Denmark)
         - Gaceta Oficial, 27390A

Ministry of Education, Executive Decree 990 - creates a national director of school security
         - Gaceta Oficial, 27391A

  



     01-05 October/Octubre/Outubro 2013

Resolution 491-DFG of Comptroller General - exempts national sovereign fund (FAP) from financial oversight
         - Gaceta Oficial 27387A, 05 October 2013

Law 69 of 2013: authorizes Health Ministry to hire foreign medical workers
         - Gaceta Oficial 27386A, 04 October 2013

  



     22-30 September/Septiembre/Setembro 2013

Resolution AG-0572-2013 of ANAM: creates committee for environmental biosecurity of genetically modified organisms
         - Gaceta Oficial 27379, 25 September 2013

  



     15-21 September/Septiembre/Setembro 2013

Law 64 of 2013 - modifies Law 19 of 2010 with regards to organization of the Ministry of the Government to add vice ministry of Indian Affairs
         - Gaceta Oficial 27378, 21 September 2013

Law 63 of 2013 - modifies Law 3 of 1985 in regards to preferential interest rates for some new home purchases
         - Gaceta Oficial 27377B, 21 September 2013

Law 62 of 2013: increases penalties from crimes relating to terrorism
         - Gaceta Oficial 27376, 21 September 2013

Law 61 of 2013 - creates new district in Aguadulce, Cocle province
         - Gaceta Oficial 27377, 21 September 2013

Law 60 of 2013 - creates new district in Nata, Cocle province
         - Gaceta Oficial 27377, 21 September 2013

Law 59 of 2013 - creates new district in Aguadulce, Cocle province
         - Gaceta Oficial 27377, 21 September 2013

Law 58 of 2013 - creates new district in Aguadulce, Cocle province
         - Gaceta Oficial 27377, 21 September 2013

Law 57 of 2013: modifies law 23 of 1986 dealing with drug control
         - Gaceta Oficial 27376, 18 September 2013

Law 56 of 2013: creates a national treasury system to unify government bank accounts
         - Gaceta Oficial 27376, 18 September 2013

Law 55 of 2013: creates new district in Bugaba region
         - Gaceta Oficial 27374, 18 September 2013

Law 54 of 2013 - modifies hours of sales of alcohol products
         - Gaceta Oficial 27373, 15 September 2013

  



     08-14 September/Septiembre/Setembro 2013

Law 53 of 2013: reforms Law 8 of 1987 regulating activities related to promoting the exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons
         - Gaceta Oficial 27369B, 11 September 2013

Panama changes law to encourage oil exploration and exploitation
         - La Estrella, 11 September 2013

Law 51 of 2013: allows citizens to correct tax irregularities dating back to 2011
         - Gaceta Oficial 27368C, 08 September 2013

Law 52 of 2013: extends the suspension of Law 56 of 2011, that regulates private security services
         - Gaceta Oficial 27368C, 08 September 2013

  



     01-07 September/Septiembre/Setembro 2013

  



     25-31 August/Agusto/Agosto 2013

Law 50 of 2013: modifies law 45 of 1995 concerning taxes on retail sales of alcohol
         - Gaceta Oficial 27360, 27 August 2013

Finance Ministry resolution 013-2013-DdCP - conditions for issuance of $25,000,000 in bonds in August, with a nine-month term
         - Gaceta Oficial 27358C, 26 August 2013

  



     18-24 August/Agusto/Agosto 2013

Law 49 of 2013: authorizes the Panama Canal Authority's 2013-2014 budget
         - Gaceta Oficial 27356, 21 August 2013

  



     11-17 August/Agusto/Agosto 2013

  



     04-10 August/Agusto/Agosto 2013

Finance Ministry Resolution 012-2013-DdCP - terms for February 2014 bond issuance of $30,000,000
         - Gaceta Oficial 27349, 10 August 2013

Law 48 of 2013 - authorizes sales of government stock shares in private companies, with much of the money going to the FAP sovereign fund
         - Gaveta Oficial 27346C, 08 August 2013

Law 47 of 2013 - creates two-year transition to end of anonymous bearer shares
         - Gaceta Oficial 27346C, 08 August 2013

  



     28 July/Julio/Julho - 3 August 2013

Resolution DAL-024-ADM-2013 - establishes biosecurity plan for controlled harvest of genetically modified corn variety Herculex I
         - Gaceta Oficial 27340B, 30 July 2013

  



     21-27 July/Julio/Julho 2013

Decree 15 of Cabinet Council - authorizes Finance Ministry to accept 20-year, $200 million loan (at LIBOR plus costs) from IDB/BID to finance programs to improve macrofinancial administration of the government [note: haha]
         - Gaceta Oficial 27337C, 25 July 2013

Resolution 6288 of ASEP: proposed new tariffs for delivering water supplies
         - Gaceta Oficial 27334, 22 July 2013

  



     14-20 July/Julio/Julho 2013

Law 46 of 2013: new laws for adoption of children in Panama
         - Gaceta Oficial 27332A, 19 July 2013

Resolution 116 of Cabinet Council - approves annual budget of Panama Canal Authority
         - Gaceta Oficial 27332, 19 July 2013

  



     07-13 July/Julio/Julho 2013

  



     01-06 July/Julio/Julho 2013

Resolution 02-DICRE of the Ministry of Finance - establishes investment guidelines for the Panama Savings sovereign fund
         - Gaceta Oficial 27320, 03 July 2013

  



     23-30 June/Junio/Junho 2013

Law 45 of 2013: reorganize the board of directors of Jose Domingo maternity hospital
         - Gaceta Oficial 27317, 27 June 2013

Resolution 98 of National Cabinet: increases debt ceiling of Tocumen Airport by $200 million
         - Gaceta Oficial 27317, 27 June 2013

  



     16-22 June/Junio/Junho 2013

Resolution AG-0347-2013 of Environmental Authority (ANAM) - new regulations for environmental impact statements
         - Gaceta Oficial 27313A, 22 June 2013

Environmental groups criticize new Environmental Impact Statement regulations from environmental authority (ANAM)
         - Prensa, 22 June 2013

Law 44 of 2013: increases penalties for illegally occupying lands
         - Gaceta Oficial 27313, 21 June 2013

Presidential Decree 398: guidelines for implementing Law 69 of 2012 promoting efficient use of energy in Panama
         - Gaceta Oficial 27313A, 21 June 2013

Law 43 of 2013: authorizes Panama Canal Colon Port to build a 27 hectare container terminal at Isla Margarita
         - Gaceta Oficial 27312A, 20 June 2013

Law 42 of 2013: authorizes United Crown Construction to build a 54 hectare container terminal at Isla Margarita
         - Gaceta Oficial 27312A, 20 June 2013

President signs Law 44 which increases penalties for illegal land squatters
         - Panama America, 20 June 2013

Lawyers warn that new anti-squatting law discriminates against the many poor homeless Panamanians
         - La Estrella, 20 June 2013

  



     09-15 June/Junio/Junho 2013

Law 41 of 2013: quasi-nationalization of maritime services industry
         - Gaceta Oficial 27309, 15 June 2013

Law 37 of 2013: creates incentives for solar power generation
         - Gaceta Oficial 27308, 13 June 2013

Law 40 of 2013; creates payment plan for some overdue year-end bonuses from 1989 to 1991
         - Gaceta Oficial 27308, 13 June 2013

Law 39 of 2013: makes it harder and more costly to protect politically appointed civil servants
         - Gaceta Oficial 27308, 13 June 2013

Law 38 of 2013: increase tax on building insurance to fund more purchases of equipment for firefighters
         - Gaceta Oficial 27308, 13 June 2013

  



     01-08 June/Junio/Junho 2013

Agreement 4-2013 of Stock Market Superintendent, establishing rules for foreign exchange trading by local brokerages
         - Gaceta Oficial 27304B, 08 June 2013

Presidential Decree 160 - new penalties for violations of fishing laws
         - Gaceta Oficial 27304B, 08 June 2013

Decree 128-2013 of Comptroller General - "Procedures Manual for Auditing Public Works" - 4th edition
         - Gaceta Oficial 27298, 01 June 2013

  



     26-31 May/Mayo/Maio 2013

Law 36 of 2013 to prevent illegal trafficking of migrants
         - Gaceta Oficial 27295, 28 May 2013

Law 35 of 2013 to modify the Penal Code with regards to extraditions
         - Gaceta Oficial 27295, 28 May 2013

  



     19-25 May/Mayo/Maio 2013

  



     12-18 May/Mayo/Maio 2013

Presidential Executive Decree 345 - approves use of bioethanol as gas additive, according to law 42 of 20 April 2011
         - Gaceta Oficial 27287-A, 15 May 2013

Resolution 21 of National Innovation Council - approves national cybersecurity strategy
         - Gaceta Oficial, 27285

  



     05-11 May/Mayo/Maio 2013

Resolution 212 of the Public Registry - seven pages of fee adjustments for filings at National Registy
         - Gaceta Oficial 27283-A, 09 May 2013

Decree 13 of President's Cabinet - agrees to accept $800,000 from Andean Development Corporation (CAF) to build urban mangrove park
         - Gaceta Oficial 27282-A, 08 May 2013

Supreme Court: Article 236 of the Penal Code is not unconstitutional
         - Gaceta Oficial 27281-C, 07 May 2013

Resolution 66 of President's Cabinet - orders rationing of electricity in public and private sectors, at the national level
         - Gaceta Oficial 27281-C, 07 May 2013

  



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Law 34 of 2013: delays for four more months Social Security payments of some businesses
         - Gaceta Oficial 27276-A, 30 Apr 2013

  



     21-27 April/Abril/Abril 2013

Law 33 of 2013 - creates national anti-corruption Transparency Authority
         - Gaceta Oficial 27275-A, 26 Apr 2013

Accord 6 of 2013 of Insurance Superintendent - general rules for external audits of insurers
         - Gaceta Oficial 27275-A, 26 Apr 2013

Law 32 of 2013: creates new passport authority
         - Gaceta Oficial 27273, 24 Apr 2013

Exec. Decree 480 - Finance Ministry's National Water Resource plan
         - Gaceta Oficial 27273-A, 24 Apr 2013

Panama will strengthen reinsurance laws to attract more investments
         - La Estrella, 23 Apr 2013

Law 31 of 2013: makes changes to the election laws
         - Gaceta Oficial 27271-A, 22 Apr 2013

Decree 10 of Cabinet Council: authorizes up to $1.75 billion of 30-year bonds to be sold - BoNY Mellon to be agent
         - Gaceta Oficial 27271, 22 Apr 2013

  



     14-20 April/Abril/Abril 2013

Law 30 of 2013: appoval of cultural exchange agreement with Vietnam
         - Gaceta Oficial 27270, 19 Apr 2013

Law 29 of 2013: approval of 1979 Int. Convention on Maritime Search
         - Gaceta Oficial 27270, 19 Apr 2013

Law 28 of 2013: approval of cultural agreement with Vietnam
         - Gaceta Oficial 27220, 19 Apr 2013

Law 27 of 2013: approval of Central American trade agreement with Europe
         - Gaceta Oficial 27269, 18 Apr 2013

Law 26 of 2013: approval of Panama joining Central American economic pact (SICA)
         - Gaceta Oficial 27268-B, 17 Apr 2013

Law 25 of 2013: approval of Central American integration pact (SICA)
         - Gaceta Oficial 27268-A, 17 Apr 2013

  



     07-13 April/Abril/Abril 2013

Law 24 of 2013: creates new tax national authority, ANIP
         - Gaceta Oficial 27262-B, 09 Apr 2013

Law 23 of 2013: modifies law 3 of 1985 to interest subsidy for some home purchases
         - Gaceta Oficial 27262-B, 09 Apr 2013

  



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Law 22 of 2013: extends suspension of Law 56 of 2011 regulating private security services
         - Gaceta Oficial 27256, 01 Apr 2013

  



     24-31 March/Marzo/Março 2013

Law 21 of 2013: modify law 42 of 2011 regulating use of bioethanol
         - Gaceta Oficial 27254, 27 Mar

Law 20 of 2013: modify law 13 of 2010 with regards to gylcol poison victims
         - Gaceta Oficial 27254, 27 Mar

Law 19 of 2013: repeals article 569 of the Judicial Code
         - Gaceta Oficial 27254, 27 Mar

Law 18 of 2013: modifies law 44 of 2011 involving wind power projects
         - Gaceta Oficial 27254, 27 Mar

Law 17 of 2013: adds to Law 3 of 2008 regulating immigration serice
         - Gaceta Oficial 27252, 25 Mar

Law 16 of 2013: modifies law 8 of 1982 involving maritime tribunals
         - Gaceta Oficial 27252, 25 Mar

  



     17-23 March/Marzo/Março 2013

  



     10-16 March/Marzo/Março 2013

Law 14 of 2013: approval of double taxation treaty with Israel
         - Gaceta Oficial 27244-A, 13 Mar

Law 13 of 2013: approval of double taxation treaty with United Arab Emirates
         - Gaceta Oficial 27244-A, 13 Mar

Law 15 of 2013: modifies law 45 of 1995 regulating taxes on alcohol sales
         - Gaceta Oficial 27243-B, 12 Mar 2013

  



     01-09 March/Marzo/Março 2013

Law 12 of 2013: modifies law 23 of 1983 re title to farmers' lands
         - Gaceta Oficial 27240-B, 7 Mar

Law 11 of 2013: modifies law 41 of 2004 that created Panama Pacific agency
         - Gaceta Oficial 27240, 7 Mar

Law 10 of 2013: modifies contract with Panama International Terminal

Law 9 of 2013: modifies contract with Motores Intl. re Manzanillo Port

Play N' Trade stores opening in Panama at Albrook and MultiCentro malls
         - Panama Guide, 7 Mar

Law 8 of 2013: modifies articles 555, 556, 557 of Penal Process Code
         - Gaceta Oficial 27239, 07 Mar 2013

Law 7 of 2013: establishes regulations for female sterilization
         - Gaceta Oficial, 27238-A

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     24-28 February/Febrero/Fevereiro 2013

Law 6 of 2013: promotes prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome
         - Gaceta Oficial 27232, 27 Feb 2013

  



     17-23 FebruaryFebrero/Fevereiro 2013

Law 5 of 2013: approves double taxation treaty with China
         - Gaceta Oficial 27230-A, 22 Feb 2013

  



     10-16 February/Febrero/Feveriero 2013

  



     1-9 February/Febrero/Fevereiro 2013

Law 4 of 2013: modifies artcles of the Electoral Code
         - Gaceta Oficial 27222-B, 07 Feb 2013

Law 3 of 2013: reestablishes Panama's participation in CA parliament
         - Gaceta Oficial 27222-B, 07 Feb 2013

Law 2 of 2013: modifies laws dealing with opening a liquor business
         - Gaceta Oficial 27221, 6 Feb

Law 1 of 2013: approves treaty for protection of Antartic resources
         - Gaceta Oficial 27219, 4 Feb

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