Ricardo Arias Calderón, former vice president of Panama, passed away Monday, February 13th at 83 years of age. The information was confirmed by his relatives.

While reports surfaced with speculation of a serial killer Friday February 10th, Panama’s Security Minister Alexis Bethancourt, has denied the possibility.

According to a confidential source, the recent murder of Catherine Johannet could be related to the case of the two Dutch tourists declared missing April, 1 2014.

Indian children’s rights activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Kailash Satyarthi, has arrived in Panama with his wife Sumedha Satyarthi.

Panama is growing organic! This year, there are approximately 1,271 farmers who are cultivating about  6,396 hectares of pesticide-free products using environmentally friendly planting techniques in the country.

The body of Catherine Johannet, a 23 year old woman from Scarsdale, New York, was discovered Sunday, February 5th in the afternoon on a hiking trail on Bastimentos Island in Bocas del Toro.

Entrepreneur I. Roberto Eisenmann, one of founders of Panama’s newspaper La Prensa, has proposed that a special public prosecutor's office be created to collaborate in the investigation of Odebrecht.

Lieut Alexander Joel Rosales has received a sentence of 30 years in prison for firing the shots that killed two children at a check point in San Carlos in 2013.

Former U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) informant, David Viteri was acquitted of the attempted murder of three men January 31st 2017.

Manuel Antonio Noriega was granted house arrest January 28th 2017. The Ex-dictator of Panama was transferred from Renacer prison to his daughter’s home in San Francisco.

The ex-dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega was close reaching his goal of provisional house arrest preceding an upcoming surgery, until the ruling took a turn.

Panama’s Ministry of Health has announced they will be taking the drug Norepinephrine 4mg solution for injection from Vitrofarma and Vitalis off the market in Panama.

Panama has a new queen for the capital city Carnival 2017, Gisselle Ow Young, who was chosen to represent Panama from 10 candidates.

The Electoral Tribunal (TE) will issue 20,000 “smart cards” starting July 2017 as a pilot plan for Panama’s new and improved cedula.

Wingo, Copa Holdings new low cost airline, has announce that they will begin flying Cartagena, Colombia.

The Panamanian baseball legend Rod Carew, received a heart and kidney transplant from a 29-year-old donor December 13th. At the one month mark since his heart and kidney transplant Carew is showing no indication of organ rejection.

The Ministry of Health of Panama reported that in 2016 there were a total of 11,298 teen pregnancies, an increase of 322 compared to 2015.

After 146 years, circus owners The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey told The Associated Press their last show would be in May of 2017. There are a number of reasons the curtain will drop for good on the most popular circus in the world.

Panama’s Tourist Visa has been reduced from 6 months to 90 days (3 months) as published in the government’s Gazette (La Gaceta), Jan 10 2017. 

While the government of Panama has spent billions on improving public transportation throughout Panama, the country continues to see growth in car sales.

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