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March 04, 2021
March 8 marks International Women’s Day, and in celebration, the International Republican Institute (IRI) is highlighting our work across the globe to elevate the role of women in politics and civil society. In this blog, we discuss the unique challenges women face in Panama, and how they are... Read More
November 06, 2020
Este mes, Panamá conmemoró el 117 aniversario de su independencia de Colombia, una hazaña que fue asegurada en gran parte por la provincia de Colón y la población afrodescendiente  que detuvo el avance de las tropas colombianas. En honor al compromiso afro-panameño con la democracia de su país... Read More
November 06, 2020
This month, Panama commemorated the 117th anniversary of its independence from Colombia – a feat that was in large part secured by the province of Colón and the Afrodescendant population who halted the advance of Colombian troops. In honor of the Afro-Panamanian commitment to their country’s... Read More
September 28, 2020
At the International Republican Institute (IRI), we’re proud of the remarkable work being done every day through our programs, partnerships and networks across the globe, implemented by our incredible staff on the ground, including a number of female resident program directors. To highlight... Read More
February 04, 2020
In 2016, the International Republican Institute launched its first-ever “Ideathon,” a program dedicated to empowering Panamanian youth to identify and address problems in their communities. Four years later, participant Radamés Martinez reflects on his experience with the Ideathon, and how it gave... Read More
January 17, 2020
In 2016, the International Republican Institute (IRI) organized Panama’s first Ideathon competition, a program in which young people develop innovative projects to benefit their communities with the aim of improving engagement between youth and local government.   Over the past... Read More
January 17, 2020
En 2016, el Instituto Republicano Internacional (IRI) organizó la primera Maratón de Ideas (Ideathon) en Panamá, un programa en el que los jóvenes desarrollan proyectos innovadores para beneficiar a sus comunidades con el objetivo de mejorar el compromiso entre los jóvenes y el gobierno local. En... Read More
May 03, 2019
Panamá elegirá un nuevo presidente junto con 860 otros cargos entre diputados y representantes, el 5 de mayo de 2019. la corrupción y la educación han sido las principales preocupaciones que caracterizan a estas elecciones, al igual que la desconfianza ciudadana y la necesidad de una mayor... Read More
May 03, 2019
Panama will elect a new president along with 861 other public officials on May 5, 2019. Several key areas of reform, such as corruption and education, are characterizing the election, as well as citizen distrust and the need for increased civic participation. The electoral process in Panama not... Read More
October 30, 2018
The #NoALaReelection (#NoToReElection) campaign began spontaneously as a reaction to corruption in Panama in March 2017, with a recent surge in August 2018. This campaign has allowed citizens to channel accumulated discontent towards poor performances, corruption scandals and abuses of Members of... Read More