Daily Archives: August 3, 2010

Human Rights Commission Concerned About Bocas Violence

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) expressed its concern about the serious acts of violence that occurred during a demonstration on July 8, 2010, in Changuinola, Bocas del Toro, Panama, through an August 3 press release. According to information available to the Commission, a banana plantation workers’ general strike was suppressed by security forces,…

It’s Whale Mating Season

The humpback whales have arrived to the Gulf of Panama from the South Pole. Between June and September, the large cetaceans take advantage of Panama’s warm tropical climate and tranquil Pacific waters to meet other whales and reproduce. Whale mating can get fiercely competitive and can include behaviors like breaching, spy-hopping, tail-slapping, lob-tailing, fin-slapping, peduncle…

Mother Delivers Sons For Dance Garden Murder

A mother turned her two sons in to the police when they allegedly told her they stabbed someone to death early Monday morning. The crime in question is the stabbing of a 17-year-old boy nicknamed “Menor” near the Zoilita dance garden in Chepo.  Menor was stabbed three times in the back and taken to the…