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Panama sends remittances rather than receives them

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Panama is increasingly establishing itself as a country that sends remittances abroad, as opposed to neighboring countries who receive billions of dollars in remittances every year.

Some $324 million in remittances were sent from Panama last year -- a 29 percent increase from 2011-- mainly to El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Dominican Republic and Colombia.

In contrast, Panama received $211 million in remittances last year, a 45 percent drop compared to 2011.


Full story (in Spanish)