Boxing Scene

WBO Regional Titles on The Line in "Guantes De Acero" in Panama

The fight game continues hot in boxing-loving Panama with its exciting pro series “Guantes de Acero” (Gloves of Steel), featuring two action-packed WBO Regional title fights set to thrill fans this Friday, Dec 3, at Los Andes Mall in Panama City, Panama. In the main event, 23-year-old slugger Jaime “Lethal...
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The 19th Annual Panama Jazz Festival | January 10th-15th, 2022

In 2022, Panama Jazz Festival celebrates its nineteenth edition in a hybrid format. After the challenges the festival faced in 2021 they managed to virtually gather more than 170,000 people from 70 different countries. For the 2022 edition, Panama Jazz Festival returns with hopes to see the public, fans, and students come together during the week of the festival, to continue their mission of inspiring lives.

​‘Plaza Catedral’: Review

Abner Benaim’s second feature explores the relationship between a melancholy divorcee and a poor street child. Dir/scr: Abner Benaim. Panama/Mexico/Colombia. 2021. 94 mins. Twice selected as Panama’s Oscar nominee for his documentaries, Abner Benaim earns his third official entry with his second feature Plaza Catedral, a powerful but strangely detached urban drama about the relationship between a bereaved middle-class mother and a Panamanian street child that is, ultimately, a critique of the sad impossibility of that relationship. One of the film’s themes, the violence in the lives of these children, tragically played out in the real-life street killing of its teenage co-protagonist Fernando Xavier de Casta shortly after filming completed — an event that inevitably complicates any viewing of it.

Martyn Stewart: The David Attenborough of sound

Recording animals in their natural habitat is not a job for those who lack patience. Capturing just 20 seconds of a songbird's chirrup, or an elk's bugle, or a kangaroo's chortle often requires hours of stillness and solitude. It's a craft that Birmingham-born sound recordist Martyn Stewart has perfected over...

It could be two crowns of Panama

Katie Kaisedou needs votes to compete in national costumes. Panama has two actors vying for the crown of two international championships that are already underway. Katie Caicedo co-stars with Miss Grand International and Brenda Smith, in Miss Universe. This Saturday, Kaiseido will compete for the title at the DC Hall...
International Atomic Energy Agency

Isotopic Techniques Help Save Panama’s Cocoa Exports

As import regulations of the European Union changed in 2019, Panama’s cocoa exports came under threat: exporters had to prove that the amount of cadmium in their products was below the EU’s legal threshold of 0.8 milligram per kilogram. Isotopic techniques can help identify the source and movement of the metal and thereby help farmers prevent contamination in the fruit – increasing food safety and restoring exports.
La Prensa Latina

Panama speeds up vaccination against Covid-19

CST10:31 (GMT) -0500. According to the Health Ministry, there have been 2,427,941 second doses of immunogens applied until now and, according to the latest epidemiological report, there are 477,608 confirmed cases so far in the pandemic. During the celebrations for the 200th anniversary of Panama’s independence from Spain, this weekend,...

Brenau celebrates, strengthens Panama partnership

Brenau University celebrated one of its newest international partnerships on Nov. 18 and signed an agreement to strengthen the programs long into the future. As part of the university’s Nov. 15-18 International Week celebration, which focused on Central America and the Caribbean, Brenau welcomed a delegation from Panama to highlight the nation’s 16 students who will be pursuing degrees at Brenau.

Panama is below the regional average in reading, math and science

Panama City, November 30 (EFE). Panama is below the average for Latin America and the Caribbean in reading, math and science, subjects where “increasing levels of learning” are needed, as revealed on Tuesday by the Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study (ERCE), published by UNESCO. “To urgently support students with low...

Alumna Shares Her Journey From Poverty to Family Law on ‘Inside UVA’

Alumna Shares Her Journey From Poverty to Family Law on ‘Inside UVA’. “I was so taken with your life story that I asked you to participate in this podcast.”. With those words, University of Virginia President Jim Ryan opened episode seven of his program, “Inside UVA.” Designed to highlight the inner workings of UVA, this week’s episode is a first, in that it features an alumna. Previous episodes have featured members of Ryan’s administration and the student chair of the Honor Committee.

4 Latin American Countries Agree to Marine Life Protection Rules

Four Latin American countries bordering the Pacific Ocean have signed a massive marine protection agreement. Earlier this month, Ecuador, Panama, Colombia, and Costa Rica combined their marine reserves to create a vast protected corridor in the Pacific. This agreement will help protect and restore the ocean’s rich biodiversity and prevent overfishing.

UWC Atlantic

When it comes to diversity and inclusion, UWC Atlantic College has been leading the charge since its inception in 1962, when the famed German educationalist Kurt Hahn created the school to bridge social, national and cultural divides caused by the Cold War. Today, the college’s 356 pupils come to Wales from 90 different countries. As a delighted parent reports, ‘One of my sons shared his four-bed dorm with a Swede, an Italian and a Malaysian. The other with a Thai pupil, a Palestinian refugee, and a Panamanian. The pay off is a lifetime of diverse friends and experiences.’ Amongst the cohort are a number of European royalty, including the future Queen of Spain HRH Princess Leonor of Asturias, and HRH Princess Alexia of the Netherlands, who benefit not only from the melting pot of cultures but also the ‘authentic sense of responsibility’ instilled in pupils who ‘often think they run the college as there are so many pupil-led events, from national and international evenings to sports clubs, that it feels more like a university,’ says a parent. Housed in the stunning 12th-century St Donat’s Castle near Cardiff with a 122-acre seafront campus, where formal gardens run into valleys and woodlands, UWC students study for their IB and go onto a suitably diverse mix of universities from Ivy Leagues to European powerhouses.

14 New Songs Out Today

So many artists, so little time. Each week we review a handful of new albums (of all genres), round up even more new music that we'd call "indie," and talk about what metal is coming out. We post music news, track premieres, and more all day. We update a playlist weekly of some of our current favorite tracks. Here's a daily roundup with a bunch of interesting, newly released songs in one place.

Rubén Blades at the Oakland Paramount Theater

The November night was brisk, and the expectant crowd gradually swelled. Sausage vendors were selling onion-and pepper-laden sandwiches right alongside the scalpers. The queues were long—for checking vaccine cards and gaining entry or even just to partake of a juicy pre-show sausage. Excitement was in the air. The 3,000-plus-seater Oakland Paramount Theater soon filled.