Laurentino Cortizo

38st president of Panama

Laurentino "Nito" Cortizo Cohen (Spanish pronunciation: [lauɾenˈtino koɾˈtiso ˈko.en];born January 30, 1953) is a Panamanian politician. He has been the President of Panama since 2019. Cortizo Cohen is the former President of the National Assembly[1] and Minister of Agricultural and Livestock Development. He was also a member of the National Assembly between 1994 and 2004.[2]


Laurentino Cortizo
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Laurentino "Nito" Cortizo
38th President of Panama
Assumed office
1 July 2019
Vice PresidentJose Gabriel Carrizo
Preceded byJuan Carlos Varela
Minister of Agricultural and Livestock Development
In office
1 September 2004 – 10 January 2006
PresidentMartín Torrijos
Preceded byLynette Stanziola
President of the National Assembly
In office
1 September 2000 – 31 August 2001
Preceded byEnrique Garrido
Succeeded byRubén Arosemena
Personal details
Born (1953-01-30) 30 January 1953 (age 68)
Panama City, Panama
Political partyDemocratic Revolutionary Party
Spouse(s)Yazmín Colón de Cortizo
Children2
Alma materNorwich University (B.B.A.)
University of Texas at Austin (M.B.A.)
Websitewww.nitocortizo.com

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sáez, Manuel Alcántara; Freidenberg, Flavia, eds. (2001). Partidos políticos de América Latina. Centroamérica, México y República Dominicana. Universidad de Salamanca. p. 561. ISBN 9788478008377.
  2. PALABRAS LLANAS - 50 años de visión y Compromiso (1906-2006)