Possible Referendum For Road Link Panama – Colombia

President Ricardo Martinelli commented that he could ask the population whether to open the Darién Gap.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

He acknowledged, however, that now is not the best time to do it, as it would likely be rejected.

From pa-digital.com.pa: “Martinelli commented that this initiative has not been correctly explained to the population. Many myths and taboos surround it, he explained, adding that ‘we'll eventually see a complete highway link through the Americas’”.

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Honduras Rejoins SICA

July 2010

The presidents of 5 Central American nations supported the readmission of Honduras into the Central American Integration System (SICA).

The “Special Declaration on Honduras”, signed by the presidents, also proposes speeding up Honduras’ return to the Organization of American States (OAS) and calls on the country to respect the basic rights of its citizens.

SICA Summit Begins

July 2010

The Summit of the Central American Integration System (SICA) has started in El Salvador; its participants will discuss regional integration and security topics.

The presidents of Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras and El Salvador will take part in the activity.

“During the summit, officials will discuss how to strengthen the region’s democratic institutions, joint policies to mitigate natural disasters and reactivate the regional economy”, reported Prensa Latina, adding that “they will also push for social policies to address poverty and crime”.

Tuxtla Summit launches Mesoamérica Project

July 2009

The Tuxtla Summit concluded with the full incorporation of Colombia and new compromises under "Proyecto Mesoamérica"

In the final declaration, it was established to "accelerate the electrical interconnection in the region, and conclude works on the Mesoamerican Information Highway (internet link)".

Panama Withdraws from PARLACEN

May 2009

President-elect Ricardo Martinelli announced that he intends for the country to withdraw from the Central American Parliament (Parlacen).

In the words of the president-elect, who will take office on July 1, Parlacen, "is not functional and it has no benefits” to his country.

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