Monday, May 29, 2017

Panama to tighten immigration policy for Colombia, Venezuela, Nicaragua

Panama's government said on Friday it will tighten its immigration policy toward Venezuela, Colombia and Nicaragua, including halving the amount of time tourists from the countries can stay in the isthmus nation.

Scattered street protests have broken out in recent months in Panama against immigrants who critics blame for fomenting lawlessness in the country, some directed at Venezuelans.

Panama also has complained that the peace process between the Colombian government and Marxist rebels there has hurt the Central American country by sparking a surge in drug production ....