Daily Archives: March 16, 2011

Panama to Donate $1 Million in Beef Aid to Japan

Panama will donate $1 million worth of beef to Japan in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami. The proposal was presented by President Ricardo Martinelli on Tuesday during a cabinet meeting and unanimously approved, according to a state press release. At the meeting, Vice President and Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Varela suggested…

Panama Chosen as Contraband Movie Setting

A new thriller about smuggling starring Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale is largely set in Panama. From Icelandic director Baltasar Kormakur, “Contraband” tells the story of a former big time smuggler trying to go straight.  He finds himself short of money working as a security guard though and goes back into the smuggling game for one…