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Panama, officially the Republic of Panama, is a transcontinental country in Central America, spanning the southern tip of North America into the northern part of South America. It is bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the south.


Our standard dataset contains 1,405 entities connected with Panama. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We are currently not including any data published by authorities or organizations based in Panama. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 163 entities identified as PEPs connected with Panama.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Vice President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Agricultural & Livestock Development1--
Minister of Canal Affairs12-
Minister of Commerce & Industries1--
Minister of Culture1--
Minister of Economy & Finance14-
Minister of Education13-
Minister of Environment12-
Minister of Foreign Affairs1--
Minister of Government1--
Minister of Health151
Minister of Housing & Territorial Planning1--
Minister of Labor & Workforce Development1--
Minister of Public Security15-
Minister of Public Works1--
Minister of Social Development1--
Minister of the Presidency15-
Minister of Tourism1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Asamblea Nacional--75
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Manager, National Bank of Panama1--
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Panama and Bahamas-31
ambassador of Israel to Panama--1
ambassador of Panama to the United Kingdom-12
Ambassador to the US1--
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York1--

Subnational government positions

No positions for this category

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Minister of Government of Panama-81
Minister of Commerce and Industries (Panama)-61
Minister of Housing and Land Management-61
President of Panama-42
Member of the National Assembly of Panama-21
Vice President of Panama-21
Attorney General1--
First Lady of Panama--1

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...