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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
October 29, 2018
La campaña #NoALaReelección se origina como una reacción espontánea de los ciudadanos en Marzo de 2017 con un reciente auge desde Agosto de 2018, quienes por medio de la misma han canalizado el descontento acumulado por años, como consecuencia del pésimo desempeño, los escándalos de corrupción... Read More
August 14, 2018
In honor of International Youth Day, IRI highlights the story of Nicolas Victorin. At 32, he is... Read More
June 22, 2017
The first of June, I was fortunate to be traveling with an IRI-sponsored delegation of municipal leaders from La Lima, Honduras, and Salcajá, Guatemala, to Costa Rica and Panama, made possible through a grant from the government of Canada. Our meetings focused on best practices on community... Read More

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