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  2. The man who committed the offense is a U.S. citizen carrying a U.S. Passport who was deported to the U.S. Senator John McCain was born in Panama. I don't think anyone calls him a Panamanian.
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  4. He is Rhino! He was rescued two months ago in a place called Las Tinajas, he was living in a house in terrible conditions, he and his two puppies were eating plastic, trash, dirt. Now he looks much better, very strong, a beautiful pitbull. Now he is ready for neuter. See the difference 😉. Help to continue helping more animals! They need all your support!. www.gofundmecom/helpanimalsboquete PLEASE DONATE www.gofundmecom/helpanimalsboquete You can see all the pictures and videos in our facebook: Facebook: Javier Madge Y Magaly Bustamante
  5. There is another topic about illegal drug related activity in the Los Santos area at:
  6. http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/big-drug-bust-off-los-santos
  7. http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/3-years-end-road-safety-anarchy
  8. http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/heavy-rains-alert-across-panama
  9. The Public Ministry of Panama stated he was an Iranian-American. Panama Today seemed to have omitted that fact. "de origen iraní y de nacionalidad norteamericana" http://ministeriopublico.gob.pa/extranjero-expulsado-del-pais-cometer-actos-libidinosos-vuelo-aereo/ Perhaps the Americas need multicultural signs that are commonly seen in Europe.
  10. Based on the experiences of others, I would recommend that you make these preparatory arrangements before leaving.
  11. You cannot move money received in a PayPal account to a bank in Panama. They aren't set up for that. You can use it to purchase things on a site that accepts PayPal, but you can't withdraw money. You have to link it to a US bank account to receive money, but then you're right back where you started regarding how to get the money to Panama. A few years ago I tried to set up a PayPal account for Amigos de Animales, and I was told by PayPal: "The option to add a bank account based in Panama is currently not available. For members who are using a Panama PayPal account, they are only able to add a U.S. bank account. Establishing our services in each country involves complex changes due to different government and banking regulations." I doubt this has changed, but you could go to PayPal and find out.
  12. Terrible crash this morning on the Ruta Sur which runs from Potrerillos Abajo to Cuesta de Piedra, near Paraíso de Boquerón. One young person died when a truck collided with a bridge and partially ended up in the river.
  13. Muchisimas Gracias!

    On behalf of the Boquete Knitters and Quilters, I want to thank the community for once again joining us to sample and enjoy the 21 soups at the Great Boquete Soup Fest. Even though I have a deep-seated fear of inadvertently omitting someone, this is my best list of the truly amazing and generous donors to our event: Susie and Tom Brymer Susan and Kerry Frank Julieann and Arlo Kehren Lin Hall Domitila Rodriguez Deborah Green Luciana Angel Cathy Schulte Karl and Sheila Strunk Jason Stone Nan Landsman Elaine Lewis Joanne Hatch Carlos and Tina Ledezma Beverly Enns Brian and Linda Comstock Teel In addition to these amazing individuals, the following commercial establishmets donated to our event: Two Guys and a Cooler Mike's Global Grill Gluten Free Gold Milan Italia Big Daddy's Sr. Gyros Tre Scalini Restaurant Sugar & Spice Bakery Congratulations to David Wulf, who won the beautiful, hand-woven table runner in the Raffle! Thank you to all of "my" knitters and crocheters and quilters who baked cookies, served soups, accepted your cash and gave you soup bowls, and generally tried to keep me calm all afternoon. My thanks could not possibly be complete without mentioning Ruby McKenzie, Jakki Champ, and everyone at Amigos de Animales de Boquete! Your venue is almost (but not quite) as big as your hospitality and your heart. Lastly, to the community of Boquete, thank you. Thank you for caring, thank you for coming, thank you for contributing to our cause: providing soft, warm beauty to our neighbors' babies and children. I'm so tempted to say "you're keeping us in stitches", but I think I'll just tell you that you are, by your generosity, knitted together with us in love. With all my heart, Brandy Gregory, Founder Boquete Knitters and Quilters
  14. Updates on Fidelity fees and moving money. Using the Fidelity ATM or other credit cards, there is a 1% only fee if used for a purchase at a point of sale. The fee is not charged for an ATM cash withdrawal and ATM fees are reimbursed. Only wire transfers are available to move cash from Fidelity to a Panama bank. Wire transfer fees on both sides apply and a form must be set up prior with authenticated signatures. The form is The Standing Instructions Authorization Form, which would then allow your Fidelity to wire transfer funds to your Panama Bank at your request. The 1% is not applied to wire transfers. EFT, or Electronic Funds Transfer, is not available to send money to non U.S. banks. The daily limit for the ATM/credit card purchase is $10k. Cash withdrawal is limited to $500/day. I've also talked with PayPal. If an individual or a business has a PayPal account, there is no issue in sending money from your PayPal account to their PayPal account. The sender is charged 1/2 of 1% of the total send. The max daily is $10k. I am not certain about the receiving end because if they wish to move the cash from the PayPal account to their bank account, I am sure there are fees from the receiving bank. Those fees will vary if it is a business versus an individual PayPal account. My question now .... is PayPal common in Panama? For individuals? For business? My attorney in PTY does not use PayPal or any other 3rd party money transfer app. She maintains a U.S. bank account to accept payment for her services.
  15. Biomuseum Hosts Migratory Bird Festival As part of the month of migratory birds, the BioMuseum has an agenda of free activities for those who want to know more about the route that at least 100 different species from Canada take to Panama, in search of food during the months of October to February. 'The Sky Covered with Infinite Birds' is an exhibition that tells the story of migratory birds and their trajectory to Panama. The exhibit is integrated with photographs, illustrations and maps, and will be open until March, under the auspices of the Canadian Embassy, the Audubon Panama Corporation and the Biomuseo. It will also have participation by experts in the area. The Bird Festival, a day of bird watching from 8:00 am in the botanical garden of the museum, will be celebrated on Sunday October 29 and will complement the agenda of the Biomuseum celebrating this trip.
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  17. Quail Eggs

    If anyone has been looking for quail eggs to incorporate into their cooking, Georges of Georges' Fireside Inn has them for $1 a dozen. They're beautiful.
  18. Summit for the Integration of Peace

    Peace and Sustainability in Panama Ariana Ramírez Fri, 10/20/2017 Panama became the capital of peace with the celebration of the 3rd Summit of Integration for Peace, CUMIPAZ. The World Embassy of Peace Activists (EMAP) convened community leaders, parliamentarians, diplomats, politicians, jurists, academics, scientists, businessmen and environmentalists from all around the world for dialogue and integration. The purpose of this year's discussion is to observe the actions that organisms at an international level are carrying out for the execution of peace, security and sustainability of humanity on the planet. Gabriela Lara, director general of EMAP, explained that every year the institution carries out this call to promote integral peace, security and sustainability of the human family and mother earth with the help of personalities who make their work agenda known. The summit brings together personalities from NGOs and the private sector from at least 40 countries. Regarding the election of Panama as the venue for this edition, the institution ensures that the country is projected as a territory “that is distinguished by its political and social stability and as a reference for cultural integration, dialogue and cooperation since its multiethnic constitution”. Likewise, CUMIPAZ highlights the efforts of the nation in programs that promote sustainability and caring for the environment.
  19. NO Inappropriate Touching! Panama expels an American for libidinous acts Andrés Castellano Sat, 10/21/2017 A US citizen was expelled from Panama after a court in the country found him guilty of the crime of "libidinous acts" against a compatriot on a Panamanian airline flight from the United States, the prosecutor said. The 35-year-old man, whose identity is not disclosed, committed a "non-consensual touching" to another passenger also of US nationality, so he was apprehended when he arrived in Panama City, the Public Ministry explained. A Judge of Guarantees legalized the apprehension, filed the imputation and validated a penalty agreement presented by the Prosecutor's Office, which allowed that the sentence to 24 months of prison was replaced by a fine of 300 dollars and the expulsion of the country of the accused, which was carried out "immediately". http://www.panamatoday.com/panama/panama-expels-american-libidinous-acts-5567
  20. Having received numerous inquiries (complaints) about this topic, we stepped back and looked at it from the "30K foot level". The originator provided a lot of factual data, to which others reacted, some favorably and some unfavorably. We concluded that the topic of the environment does affect Panama in several ways, not just agriculturally. Note that a separate topic was posted earlier today discussing a ~100 year low rainfall level having a negative impact on and threatening operations of the Panama Canal. There are other examples. On the other hand this topic is very global, beyond Panama's control, and fraught with concepts that quickly can become emotional for many. Our decision is to "lock" this topic to prevent additional postings. If any CL member(s) has/have strong feelings to the contrary, please send a PM (private message) to @Moderator_02.
  21. http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/assembly-luxury-car-splurge-attack
  22. Demolition of the Police Cuartel and former Prison begins Monday. https://twitter.com/roxannasaldanac/status/922201952527749120
  23. http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/lowest-rainfall-103-years-threatens-canal
  24. ARF Adoption day event

    ARF is a small non-profit animal organization dedicated to the rescue, care, foster and adoption of the unwanted and neglected animals in Boquete and the surrounding areas. Please visit our website at http://www.arf-boquete.com/ if you are interested in adopting an animal. You can also help with the financial support of these animals by clicking here http://www.arf-boquete.com/donate.html 100% of our donations go to the animals. Our email address is arf.boquete@gmail.com Please visit and “like” our Facebook page on https://www.facebook.com/ARF-Adopt-Rescue-Foster-Boquete-Panama-260616740779036/ YouTube: Adopt Rescue Foster ARF Boquete Panama Also, please visit our sister site Pets Want Homes if you are interested in adopting an animal on http://www.petswanthomes.com/
  25. http://www.newsroompanama.com/news/panama/prisoners-awaiting-move-start-fire
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