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Private sector backlash to snap holiday for World Cup victory

Friday, October 13, 2017


An early morning snap decision by President Juan Carlos Varela to declare Wednesday a public holiday because Panama had qualified for the 2018 World Cup, has received a cool response from the business community.

His early morning Tweet announcing that to mark the “historic” occasion would be free for public and private sector workers and schools, was the first indication that most businesses received and many workers were already on their way when the news reached them.

Source: Newsroom Panama