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Panama Jazz Festival

Panama Jazz Festival The seventh annual Panama Jazz Festival is upon us once again from January 11 to 16. The city has recovered from the New Year celebration and the festival offers an opportunity to celebrate again, against the backdrop of January's blue skies and among cool breezes. Best known for its all-day Saturday concert in Plaza Cathedral in Casco Viejo, "JazzFest" is a week-long event sponsored by Fundacion Danilo Perez, whose mission is to offer opportunities for the cultural growth of Panamanian youth through music education. More [+]


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The Flower and coffee fair

The Flower and Coffee Fair in the highland town of Boquete, Chiriquí runs from January 7 to 17. This fair kicks off the summer season and is the first of many provincial fairs to come throughout the republic. Organizers expect over 150,000 people to attend and see the marigolds and geraniums as well as daisies, roses, carnations, sunflowers, violets, gardenias, orchids and petunias. More [+]


US Congressmen visit Martinelli

On January 4 President Martinelli met with members of the United States Congress to discuss the stalled Free Trade Agreement between the two nations. Other subjects discussed at the meeting were security, the fight against drug trafficking and Panama's plan for social development. United States Ambassador Barbara J. Stephenson was also at the meeting which took place at the Cancillerìa. More [+]


Panamanian pro freestyler

An exciting outdoor event will take place on Sunday, January 17 at the Figali Convention Center. The Mas Movil Extreme Drift and Freeystyle presentation will showcase six extreme freesytle motorcyclists and four race car drivers from the US in an all-day event that will also feature live music by national groups all day long and a bikini concert just after sundown. More [+]

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