Isthmian Update – Some of the news in Panama

Irregularities in Tocumen concession

Irregularities in the granting of concessions have forced the international airport operator, Tocumen SA, to request an affidavit from shareholders and partners of companies doing business in the terminal. The airport administration issued a circular on October 8 requiring details of the names of the beneficial owners of the companies. The deadline for submitting information is no later than five working … Continue reading

Tour de Panamá

150 cyclists compete for the championship title

By Sara Guandique

From Tuesday, October 21 to Sunday, October 26, the tenth edition of the Tour de Panamá will take place, with more than 150 cyclists participating for the title, on this occasion with the new female category.

For this edition, the cyclists will ride for 450 kilometers distributed among six stages over … Continue reading


Kaskade_fmtSaturday, October 18


Ryan Raddon, best known as Kaskade, a house, progressive house, electro and trance DJ arrives to “Bits,” the Hard Rock Hotel Terrace on floor 62. Tickets through Audiofoto and at the lobby of the HRH.


Until Tuesday, October 21


The sixth version of the International Piano Competition arrives to the … Continue reading


The contemporary dance showcase

By Gabriela Arosemena

The PRISMA International Contemporary Dance Festival was created to promote contemporary dance in Panamá. For this third edition, a collection of national and international artistes, street performers and workshops have been put together to delight attendees from Tuesday, October 21 to Monday, October 27 in various locations across the capital.

As part of the … Continue reading

“Invasión,” Abner Benaim’s Oscar bid

By Craig Weincek

“Invasión” –a movie written, produced and directed by Abner Benaim– is challenging Hollywood for supremacy at the local box office and challenging the Panamanian public to consider their history in a new light.

The new film is a hybrid documentary interspersed with reenactments of the 1989 invasion of Panama by American forces under the orders of George Bush Sr. The … Continue reading

XIV Great Wine Fair

Wine Fair_fmtThis Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17 at the Riu Hotel, the XIV Felipe Motta Wine Fair will take place, with wine tastings from 60 wineries from seven different countries. The event is open from 4 to 9 p.m. both days.

In order that the public enjoy the fair responsibly, special fares have been arranged … Continue reading