Panama's Torrijos to anounce Cabinet reshuffle

Panamanian President Martín Torrijos is set to announce a Cabinet reshuffle today,Eric Rodríguez Auerbach, the government's press spokesman, said.

Monday, May 12, 2008

The announcement follows a fortnight of speculation over the identities of the team that will accompany Torrijos during the last 14 months of his administration.

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Costa Rican Finance Minister Resigns

April 2012

Fernando Herrero, who was questioned for not updating the tax value of his properties, has resigned after being questioned about income tax payments for a company which he founded.

The minister was head of Laura Chinchilla’s government's efforts to win approval in the Legislative Assembly for a tax package called the "Solidarity Tax".

New Minister of Agriculture in Panama

January 2012

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The resignation of the Minister of Economy and Finance has caused global concern about the stability of the country's economic direction.

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Guatemala's Colom announces shuffles in two ministries

July 2008

President Álvaro Colom of Guatemala announced a minor Cabinet reshuffle in which Celso Cerezo takes over from Eusebio Del Cid as health minister and Julio Recinas replaces Raúl Robles at Agriculture.

"These changes are meant to make improvements in the government's team," Colom told a press conference.

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