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Naso Indians Kicked Out of Casco

The Naso people who had become an on-again off-again  fixture on Casco Viejo’s Plaza Catedral were escorted to the Red Cross today.  Since May, they had been camping out in the central gazebo protesting the destruction of their land in Bocas del Toro by a wealthy cattle company (Ganadera Bocas)  and hydroelectric project (Hidroeléctrica del Teribe).…

Dengue Incidences Up

High temperatures, rainy season, sitting water, a mosquito paradise This year, The Department of Epidemiology of Panama’s Ministry of Health reported 1,193 cases including several  hemorrhagic cases in the Panama Metropolitan Area, Chiriquí, San Miguelito and Panama West.  There have been four deaths confirmed (as of September 25, 2009). Dengue (pronounced DENG-gay), also known as “breakbone”…