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The government announced today that the cost to use the Panama Metro will be .35 cents a ride (.70 round trip) and charges will begin on June 15, 2014. https://twitter.com/rmartinelli/status/466717108416413697 The Metro was inaugurated on April 5 and since it’s opening it has been completely free for users to ride. President Martinelli…

Starting on Tuesday, May 6th users found breaking the Metro rules will be fined, informed Metro legal advisor Mar­a Arosemena. According to Decree No. 261, people found littering, smoking, or eating inside the stations or trains will receive a fine. Also prohibited are traveling with animals, with the exception of…

After two consecutive years of double digit growth, Panama’s economy slowed down a bit to 8.4% growth in 2013. The easing in growth comes as investments in large-scale infrastructure projects, including the $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal, draw to a close. One of the other major infrastructure projects…