Daily Archives: March 9, 2011

Canoe Con Wife Released from Jail

Anne Darwin, wife of British canoe con man John Darwin, was released from jail Wednesday and still has around £500,000-worth of assets in Panama. She was sentenced to six-and-a-half years in prison in July 2008 after a jury found her guilty of six counts of fraud and nine of money laundering after she colluded with…

Cancer-fighting Compounds Found on Coiba Island

Researchers with Panama’s Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute have discovered more than 45 compounds in Coiba National Park that may help in fighting cancer, malaria and other tropical diseases. Sources of new compounds found include corals, sponges, plants, fungi and bacteria associated with sea urchins, tunicates and fish, which continually evolve new chemical compounds to defend themselves…