Daily Archives: March 25, 2011

Panama Prohibits Import of Japanese Products

Joining the global food scare, the Panamanian government announced that it will not allow radioactivity-contaminated dairy and vegetable products to enter Panama from Japan. These products are from the vicinity of the Fukushima power plant which was severely damaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The Ministry of Health is also warning people not…

Panama’s Consul to Canary Islands Dressed as a Woman

Italo Giovanni Afu, Panamanian Consul in Spain’s Canary Islands, dressed as a woman during carnival celebrations this year. Some see this as another example of the poor state of Panama’s diplomatic core. Fermin Gondola, professor at the School of International Relations, was astounded by the cross-dressing consul and told TVN Noticias that it is time…

Homeless Man Steals Backhoe, Causes Trouble

An employee of the Waste Authority left his backhoe unattended on Via España when his foot started to hurt. So,  a homeless man took advantage of this window of opportunity, hopped on board and began manipulating the heavy machinery through traffic. Police arrived on the scene only to be run into by the backhoe.  No…

Luxury Homes in San Miguelito Good for Hiding Drugs

Panama’s Drug Prosecutor Office has determined that luxury homes in the San Miguelito neighborhood are popular with drug traffickers. Public Ministry figures show that there were at least 300 drug cases in 2010 linked to San Miguelito, and in most cases to Mexican cartels. In addition to being a neighborhood with plenty of drug retail…