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  • US Embassy closed on Labor Day

    US Embassy in Panama will be closed to the public on Monday, September 1, in observance of Labor Day, an American holiday. The Embassy will resume their regular services on Tuesday, September 2.  Read more about Labor Day »

  • Fees for Consular Services to Change on September 12, 2014

    Effective September 12, 2014, the Department of State will adjust processing fees for some services. The fees for most categories of immigrant visas will change, while fees for nonimmigrant visas largely remain the same. The fee for processing an application for Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship is increasing to reflect the true cost of providing this service.  

  • Students address Climate Change in TechCamp

    Panamanian and American high school students participated in the Youth TechCamp 2014 that addressed climate change and environmental issues through geo-technologies.  

  • President Obama on Murder of Journalist by Terrorist Group ISIL

    Good afternoon, everybody. Today, the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder of Jim Foley by the terrorist group, ISIL. Jim was a journalist, a son, a brother, and a friend. He reported from difficult and dangerous places, bearing witness to the lives of people a world away. He was taken hostage nearly two years ago in Syria, and he was courageously reporting at the time on the conflict there. 

  • Secretary Kerry on Murder of Journalist by Terrorist Group ISIL

    James Foley went to the darkest of places to shine the light of truth. Nothing could stop him from sharing with the world the reality of what was happening on the front lines in Iraq and Afghanistan, or the struggle against a brutal dictator in Libya, and he was just as determined to do the same from Syria. He was brave and bold, and no masked coward can ever steal the legacy of this courageous American who lived out the meaning of the word journalism. 

  • U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy Visits Panama

    The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy of the U.S. Department of State, Jefferson T. Brown, visited Panama for the first time to promote President Obama’s 100,000 Strong in the Americas initiative. 

  • Secretary Kerry visits Panama

    The Secretary of State of the U.S., John Kerry, arrived to Panama as head of the U.S. Presidential delegation that will participate in the inauguration of president-elect Juan Carlos Varela.