Six people (one woman and five men) were arrested on Monday, May 21, 2017, in Arraiján, Panama west for attempting to run over a member of the National Police.

Panamá will become on the first country in Central America to teach Sciences in English in public schools according to a new law created under the administration of President Juan Carlos Varela.

Canadian financial manager, Quintin Sponagle has served a 19 month sentence in La Joya prison in Panama for an investment scam with a company registered in Panama.

A truck driving towards the interior past Coronado flipped Thursday May 11th 2017 in the afternoon blocking all lanes going towards David. Police arrived on site around 2:00 p.m. to redirect traffic while a tow truck worked to remove the vehicle from the road.

The first  “Rodeo Mi Bus” event took place May 7th in Panama City. Drivers and  maintenance staff wore cowboy hats and thousands of family members came out to watch the show.

The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Panama has charged the Institutional Protection Service (SPI) officer who shot a 22 ­year­ old American tourist in Casco Viejo on April 28.

A 22- year-old American is in stable condition in Santo Tomas hospital after being shot in Casco Viejo. The female tourist was a bystander when an incident occurred between an agent from the Institutional Protection Service (SPI) and a taxi driver the morning of Friday April 28th.

Morgan Freeman was in Panama visiting an Emberá community, located on the banks of the Chagres River to film the National Geographic series  "The Story of Man", which will air in October.

Saturday April 29th in the afternoon a Toyota Hilux was taken by the tide in front of La Gaviota Resort in Coronado Panama.

The Superintendencia del Mercado de Valores (SMV), in English Superintendency of the Stock Market, presented the 2016 report on the stock market Thursday April 27th 2017.

Three people in Panama were killed by lightning within 24 hours. On Tuesday April 18th the bodies of two brothers, 13 years old Yulaikel Quintero and  his brother Johnathan Quintero, 12, were found on Corazón de Jesús Beach in Barú, Chiriquí.

Arianeth Rodríguez, 22, Fire Service graduate and Yariseth Cornejo 20, paramedic were killed in a car crash during heavy rain in Chiriqui on Wednesday, April 19. Both were part of the Benémerito Fire Corps.

The homes of five families were destroyed in the Emberá village of Emberá Querá April 13th 2017. A tour guided tour was taking place The local indigenous village when the fire broke out. The tour was lead by Anne Gordon, biologist and Emberá family member.

Parachutists from 17 countries set a new free diving record  on Sunday Apr 9 on Contadora, Panama. There were 20 participants in the IV “Pepe’s Island Boogie Panama”, surpassing last year’s jump by 4 and setting a new national record.

A body found floating in a creek in the community of Cerro Gavilán Ngabe Bugle April 8th 2017, has been identified as  24-year-old Cody Oser, from Colorado. This identified was confirmed by Peace Corps director Sheila Crowley.

Jose Rubalcaba, a Mexican skydiver, died in a test jump on the island of Contadora Saturday morning, April 8, 2017. The parachutist had successfully completed 650 jumps.

On Wednesday April 6th 2017, the Cabinet Council of Panama approved three contracts with multinational companies to carry out seismic surveys to determine whether or not there are oil and gas deposits on the Panamanian coast.

Wednesday April 5th, 21-year-old Kristoffer Vodholt , a tourist from Denmark drowned at Red Frog Beach on Isla Bastimentos in the province of Bocas del Toro.

April 2, 2017 an earthquake of a 5.3 magnitude to place in the Chiriqui region of Panama. More 70 aftershocks have occurred since, destroying 11 homes and damaging at least 23 home.

Immigration issues were among the main topics discussed at the XVI Summit of the Tuxtla Mechanism, an international summit in San José Costa Rica. President Juan Carlos Varela was among the world leaders in attendance.

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