One Dead in El Chorillo Fire

A fire broke out in an old house in El Chorillo near Los Aburridos park around 10 am on Sunday morning, leaving one fireman dead. Firefighters confirm that the deceased is Sergeant Manuel Antonio Naar of the Juan Antonio Guizado station in Plaza Amador nearby. Another firefighter from his brigade was injured trying to pull…

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Alabama Man Caught with Drugs in Suitcase

James “Jimmy” Bell from Enterprise, Alabama is now in a Panama prison, held on drug possession charges. According to his family, Bell is a victim of an elaborate scam and was tricked into carrying cocaine in new luggage to Toronto provided by an unnamed handler that invited him to Panama on the pretense that he…

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Martinelli Free on House Arrest

Former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli is out of jail and enjoying the confines of his residence in Altos del Golf. On trial for allegations of espionage during his 2009 to 2014 administration, he was released early Wednesday morning after completing one year of his provisional detention in El Renacer prison. The court unanimously applied Article…

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Resolution Reached for Victims of Dictatorship

The relatives of victims of the military dictatorship have reached a friendly settlement with the Committee of Families of Persons Assassinated and Disappeared of Chiriquí in Panama. This resolves a petition submitted to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on October 23, 2003 concerning 109 people who were allegedly illegally executed or disappeared by members…

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