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Chiriqui Coastal Community Development Opportunity

Real Estate

Contact: Thomas H. Brymer II | (E) tbrymer@brymerpa.com | U.S.A. (305) 448-1003 | Panama Cell (507) 6810-1074

We are pleased to announce that Panama Advisory International Group has been selected as Exclusive Agent representing the Seller.

Located on the Chiriqui coast, this property is just 24 kilometers off of the Pan American highway on the newly paved road that takes you to Sona and on to Santa Catalina. The property was developed before the road was paved and it is now positioned for immediate marketing as an ocean view community. With over 3 miles of roadways leading up a mountain, this coastal community has spectacular views out to the islands in the Gulf of Chiriqui. Much of the infrastructure is already in place including roadway, electrical and water systems making this an excellent investment opportunity.

Consisting of 78 hectares or over 193 acres of ocean view hillside land, the property has been subdivided into 90 home sites ranging from a little over 2,000 square meters to almost a full hectare or from half an acre to almost 2.5 acres in size. In addition, there is an area designated for a small commercial development in the future. The project is a private gated community with access to an additional 58 hectares or over 143 acres of land for future phases of development.

With a nearby marina and ocean access, this community’s location is front row to some of the finest fishing grounds in the world. Hannibal Bank, Isla Secas, Contreras and the world famous Coiba Island sit just offshore. Isla Coiba is just 30 miles away and is a designated UNNESCO World Heritage Site. It is the largest island off the Pacific coast south of Vancouver. It offers incredible diving, whale watching, coral reefs, hiking and wildlife exploration.

Record size Black Marlin, Yellow Fin Tuna, Pacific Sailfish, Wahoo, monster Snapper and more inhabit these waters from a 30 minute boat ride away to deep drop offs further offshore.

For a complete offering package, contact Tom Brymer tbrymer@brymerpa.com Thomas H. Brymer II | U.S.A. (305) 448-1003 | Panama Cell (507) 6810-1074

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Varela Says New Comptroller Will "Guarantee Transparency"

PoliticsThe president of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela Rodríguez, described as positive the way his appointment for the new Comptroller of the Republic, Federico Humbert, was approved by the deputies in the National Assembly. (more)

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Water Service Suspended in San Francisco Today

Infrastructure UpgradesThe Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (IDAAN) reported early this morning that water service will be suspended for 76th Street in the area of San Francisco in Panama City today. (more)

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Financial Pacific - Ten Minutes To Erase Everything

Crime & PunishmentIt took less than ten minutes to complete the task. Using a remote access to the computer systems, armed with the company's keys and passwords, the computer specialist managed to delete sensitive information stored in the archives of the Financial Pacific brokerage house. (more)

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Guillermo Ferrufino - Between Riches and Violence

CorruptionGuillermo Ferrufino - the former Minister of Social Development - who is being investigated for alleged offenses against public administration, will submit a new sworn affidavit of assets that includes the properties he claims to have omitted from his original declaration due to a lack of legal knowledge, and for having sought the advice from the notary who signed the document last July. (more)

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Former PAN Director Takes The (Twenty) Fifth ...

CorruptionThe former director of the National Support Program (PAN), Rafael Guardia, did not make a preliminary statement before the First and Second Anti Corruption Prosecutors, where he appeared on Wednesday, because he took advantage of Article 25 of the Constitution of the Republic of Panama. (more)

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Yet Another $2 Million Seized From Former PAN Director

CorruptionThe First Anti Corruption Prosecutor seized another 2 million dollars found in a bank account belonging to the former Director of the National Assistance Program, Rafael Guardia Jaen, yesterday. (more)

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Nationwide Marches Against Corruption Today

CorruptionThe day has arrived. Today, at 7:30 am, citizens will gather on the coastal strip to march against impunity and corruption. (more)

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The DIJ Is "Abusing" Pellegrini - Because She Gave A Television Interview

CorruptionMayte Pellegrini cannot leave the jail cell in which she is being held, because she gave an interview from prison which was aired yesterday on Telemetro. (more)

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Adolfo Chichi de Obarrio Ducks The Press

CorruptionThe former private secretary of the former President of Panama Ricardo Martinelli, Adolfo Chichi de Obarrio, refused yesterday to speak about the origin of the funds he used to purchase an apartment in 2010 in the PH Icon Tower building located in Coco del Mar, valued at $250,000 - a purchase he made only nine months after he started working for the government. (more)

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Balboa Avenue Prices up 12% since March 2013

Real EstatePrices are up nearly 12% on residential high-rise apartments for sale in Panama’s waterfront district, Balboa Avenue compared to March 2013, the last time Panama Equity Real Estate conducted our pricing survey. These findings coincide with overall real estate trends for Panama City in the last 16 months, although prices are up in other areas of the city by even higher amounts (namely Costa del Este which has seen increases of closer to 20% during the same period).

Changes along Balboa Avenue’s waterfront corridor have included creating a separate bus-only lane which has eased traffic somewhat as well as the closing off of several lanes on Sunday for bike traffic only. Both initiatives, combined with an expansion of the park system via the Cinta Costera 3, have brought increased walk-ability and improved the overall quality of life for residents in this upscale neighborhood in Panama. New developments along Balboa Avenue include the recently opened Hilton as well as the soon-to-open retail shopping mall one block east.

The sharpest price gains came, based on a similar study conducted in March of 2013, in buildings such as YOO Tower and Rivage, both of which were, at the time of the study in March, still closing on units with sellers. Many of the listings at that time were from sellers who were in fact unable to close and had to sell at a discount against developer’s pricing, causing prices to temporarily drop well below market averages. Those sellers have either found buyers or rented their properties out, and most of the remaining inventory in those two particular buildings are being sold by the developers. Prices in YOO are up by more than 25% compared to the offering back in March of last year, due mainly to the above.

The average price per square meter for a 100 meter apartment along Balboa Avenue today is $2,377/m or just over $220 per square foot. In March of 2013, a similarly priced property would have listed for $212, 500, or $2,125/m.

Another reason for double digit appreciation is because every single one of the buildings along Balboa Avenue qualified for the full 20 year tax exoneration which has, in some cases, made older properties (as is the case with Bayfront and Grandbay) more attractive than the new inventory coming on the market which will only have between 5-10 years of tax exoneration.

Demand continues to be driven by foreigners who prefer Balboa Avenue because of shortened commute times, ocean views, as well as easy access to the park system and the nightlife in the Historic District of Casco Viejo.

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Kent Davis, founder and head broker at Panama Equity real estate, has been widely quoted in publications such as Time Magazine, Capital Financiero, and The Panama Guide for his unabashed views on the Panama real estate market. Panama Equity is regarded as one of the most active real estate agencies in Panama and Kent’s articles, reports, and market research projects have been syndicated by press agencies including Bloomberg and the Associated Press.

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Witness Says Briefcases Full Of Cash Handed Out At The Presidency During Martinelli Administration

Corruption"I saw suitcases, not envelopes, full of money that came in the hands of Adolfo ‘Chichi’ De Obarrio, the former executive assistant to the former President Ricardo Martinelli - they were briefcases the size of a portfolio to store a laptop computer." (more)

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739 Kilos of Cocaine Seized In Two Busts

Drug TraffickingAgents of the National Air and Border Protection Service of Panama made two seizures of a total of 739 kilos of cocaine, in the center and Western parts of the country. (more)

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Former PAN Minister Arrested On Corruption Charges

CorruptionThe former director of the National Assistance Program (NAP), Rafael Guardia Jaén, was arrested for the alleged commission of crimes against the public administration and corruption. (more)

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'48 Hours: Devil's Island' Posts Broadcast's Best Audience Delivery Since November

Expat TalesBy Amanda Kondolojy - Saturday’s broadcast of “Devil’s Island” delivered the largest audience for 48 HOURS in nearly a year and was the night’s #1 non-sports broadcast in viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Nov. 15.

48 HOURS: “Devil’s Island” (10:00-11:00 PM) averaged 5.60 million viewers and a 1.3/04 with adults 25-54, the demographic that matters most to those who advertise in news. 48 HOURS posted its largest audience since Nov. 23, 2013 and matched season best adults 25-54 rating.

Saturday’s broadcast featured Peter Van Sant and 48 HOURS’ two-year investigation into the disappearance and death of Yvonne Baldelli, who moved to Bocas del Toro in Panama with her boyfriend, Brian Brimager. Brimager returned to California alone and Baldelli was never seen again alive.

The FBI and Panamanian authorities’ investigation into Baldelli’s disappearance would lead through the swamps of Island Bocas del Toro in Panama and back to San Diego, where they learned Brimager was leading a second life and had gotten married. Baldelli’s family also learned Brimager and Baldelli were not as happy as suggested. Brimager was taken into custody in the U.S. after he was charged with obstruction of justice. He was also charged with murder in Panama when Yvonne's remains were discovered not far from where the couple had been living.

48 HOURS: “Devil’s Island” is produced by Chris O’Connell. Mike Vele, Marlon Disla and Alan Miller are the editors. Anthony Batson is the senior broadcast producer. Susan Zirinsky is the senior executive producer.

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CBS 48 Hours "Devil's Island" Aired Last Night - The Murder of Yvonne Baldelli

Expat TalesBy Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com - It was very hard for me to watch the 48 Hours program last might. Michelle Valenzuela was the first person who reached out to me to ask for help. It was devastating to see how she had been ravaged by cancer - an incredibly brave woman who's last act was to seek justice for her sister.

Here's a link to the program. You can now watch it online if you missed it last night: www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-devils-island

As expected the entire CBS 48 Hours crew did an amazing job. Peter Van Sant is a compassionate professional, the best there is at what he does. The show was produced by Chris O'Connell who slogged through the swamps on Isla Carenero with the family, searching for Yvonne's remains. They're all pros.

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Moncada Luna Was Martinelli's "Amanuensis"

CorruptionThe cousin Alejandro Moncada Luna, Gonzalo Moncada Luna, admitted today during an interview on the channel 2 TVN morning news that the separated Supreme Court judge acted as an "amanuensis" of former President Ricardo Martinelli - saying that he is conceited, arrogant, belittles people, and denies his family, but he is innocent of the crimes of unjust enrichment and money laundering. (more)

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Early Morning Police Activity in Panama City

Crime & PunishmentThe National Police carried out operations early Wednesday morning in the capital city, in different neighborhoods, in search of criminals as well as traffic operations to detect drivers who violate the law. (more)

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"I don't owe Varela any favors..." Silvia Carrera

Politics"I do not owe favors to Varela," said Silvia Carrera, the General cacica Ngäbe Bugle, who claims to remain as the leader in the region. (more)

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Moncada Luna Asks Prosecutors To Summon Virzi To Testify

CorruptionYesterday the Panamanian Supreme Court judge Alejandro Moncada Luna - who has been separated from his position and placed under house arrest - asked the National Assembly Deputy who is acting as the prosecutor in the case against him, Pedro Miguel Gonzalez, to call the former Vice President and businessman Felipe Pipo Virzi to testify as part of the investigation. (more)

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Panama sets new raptor migration record

Animals & PetsMore than two million raptors soared through skies above Panama City, circling and gliding as they made their way across the Central American capital as they complete the last leg of their 600-plus-mile journey from North to South America.

The two-million-plus total tallied Sunday broke the record for most raptors counted in a single day, shattering last year's then all-time high of 900,000. Raptors is a category of that includes most birds of prey -- hawks, eagles, buzzards, kites, vultures, ospreys, falcons and others.

"The official count from Sunday's massive raptor migration is 2,105,060 birds, most of them turkey vultures and Swainson's hawks," George Angehr, a Smithsonian ornithologist, said in a press release. "A large percentage of the world population of Swainson's hawks probably passed through on their way from the Great Plains to Argentina."

Sunday's count brings Panama's migratory total to more than three million raptors. Few places in the world boast such numbers. Only birdwatchers in Mexico and Israel claim to see such massive movements of feathered predators.

Raptors mostly fly over land, where they can conserve energy by floating on the powerful wind currents. As the land narrows along the Isthmus of Panama, the birds are squeezed into a smaller and smaller funnel, making them easy to see and count.

But why so many all at once? Angehr says several days of bad weather can prevent birds from migrating, causing a traffic jam. When weather improves, the bottleneck releases all at once.

"When you get good flying conditions after several days of rain, they take advantage," Angehr told the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. "There must have been at least 100 miles of raptors. There was a river of birds passing all day."

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Mayte Pellegrini's Defense Lawyers Will Present Evidence Against José Ayu Prado Today

CorruptionAt 5:00 pm this evening the lawyer defending Mayte Pellegrini, attorney Kevin Moncada, will deliver "evidence linking the President of the Supreme Court of Justice, José Ayu Prado, for having manipulated the investigation of the Financial Pacific case" to the National Bar Association. (more)

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Angelica Maytín Named As New "Anti Corruption Czar"

CorruptionAngelica Isabel Maytín, who for 18 years served as the Executive Secretary of the Panama office of Transparency International, was designated as the new anti-corruption czar, replacing Abigail Benzadón. (more)

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Suez gets edge on Panama Canal

Canal Daily OperationNew data from London-based maritime research and advisory organisation Drewry Maritime Research states that carriers sailing from Asia to the US East Coast are using the Suez Canal as opposed to the historically utilized Panama Canal.

It is the first time in history the Panama Canal has not been the preferred route for the majority of shippers on said trade route, with Drewry noting that 52% of all active ship capacity on the route traveled through the Suez Canal.

The key driver bringing shipping lines to the Suez Canal is the Egyptian canal’s ability to facilitate mega-ships, according to the Journal of Commerce.

However, the Panama Canal is nearing the completion of an expansion project that is anticipated to be operational by 2016.

Once the expanded Panama Canal is open, mega-ships will likely opt to use Panama’s shorter route in comparison to Suez on the Asia-US East Coast trade route.

Although with ever increasing ship sizes, and Panama only open to 13,000 TEU ships after expansion, the biggest of the mega-ships may still opt for Suez, or even the prospective Nicaragua Canal if the ambitious project can be realized.

Editor's Comment: The Panama Canal Authority is already talking about the possibility of starting yet another expansion - even before the one that's currently underway is even completed.

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Police Seize 123 Kilos of Cocaine In Two Busts

Drug TraffickingUnits of the Panama National Police seized 123 kilos of cocaine and arrested two people during two raids today in the provinces of Cocle and Panama, police said. (more)

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Former Minister Ferrufino Bought A "Beach House" For Half A Million Dollars...

CorruptionIn June 2013, the former Minister of Social Development Guillermo Ferrufino acquired an estate in Coronado for half a million dollars... (more)

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Denver Airport Lands Panama Flight, Now Seeks Istanbul and Dubai

Cars & TransportationBy Ted Reed - Denver International Airport is one of deregulation's success stories, a major airport in a medium-sized city that is now acquiring the sorts of trophies that distinguish a leading 21 st century airport.

Most importantly, Denver is a United (UAL) hub with 375 daily departures to 145 destinations including 20 international cities. Yet United has only about 40% of the passengers at Denver International Airport, the fifth-largest U.S. airport with 53 million passengers in 2013, leaving room for lower fare carriers Southwest (LUV) and Denver-based Frontier to flourish as the second- and third-largest carriers.

Still, United has sufficient traffic -- 15 million passengers through August, according to airport statistics -- to offer premium international destinations. It added Denver-Tokyo aboard a 213-seat Boeing (BA) 787 Dreamliner in March 2013, providing another example of a route where a relatively small long-range aircraft can fill a niche. The distance is 5,787 miles.

Next up is Panama City. Daily service will begin Dec. 3, with a 118-seat Boeing 737-700. Panama City is a hub for United's Star Alliance partner COPA, just as Tokyo is a hub for Star Alliance member ANA.

Coming in 2016 is the completion of a $1.5 billion, 22-mile extension of Denver's light rail system to the airport, a particularly significant event for the airport, which is 25 miles from downtown, requiring a $55 cab ride. A 500-room hotel will be built atop the airport light rail stop.

"No great city with a great airport is without a train system to the airport," said Tom Clark, CEO of the Metro Denver Economic Corp., the principal backer of the 2004 campaign for a sales tax increase to fund the system.

"The idea behind the transit line was that the Federal Transit administration had competition nationally for public private partnership demonstration project," Clark said. "Sixteen (competitors) tried to put together a proposal. None of the other regions could get in line."

But in Denver, environmentalists and business groups were unified in behalf of the project, he said, noting that "business people don't walk precincts, but environmentalists do." (The Street)

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(On This Day In History) Teddy Roosevelt travels to Panama

History & ReferenceOn this day in 1906, President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt embarks on a 17-day trip to Panama and Puerto Rico, becoming the first president to make an official diplomatic tour outside of the continental United States.

Roosevelt entered office in 1901 with the firm intention of asserting American influence over Central and South American politics, partly as a result of his own past experiences in the area. In 1897, he became secretary of the Navy under President William McKinley, whose administration worked to secure access to ports and industries in countries with close proximity to the U.S. At the time of Roosevelt's appointment to the Navy's highest civilian office, American sea power was on the rise, enabling the U.S. to become a greater influence in world affairs.

Five years later, now-President Roosevelt visited Panama to check on the progress of the Panama Canal, the construction of which had suffered many setbacks, including worker accidents and disease outbreaks. Roosevelt's tenacious demands for improvements in health care and better working conditions pushed the canal project forward just when it appeared doomed to failure. His trip to the construction site in 1906 –which included the taking of a November 15 photo of the president himself working the controls of a large steam shovel—helped to boost flagging morale.

Roosevelt's next stop was Puerto Rico, which had become a U.S. protectorate after the Spanish-American War of 1898. In 1900, President William McKinley promised to help establish a civilian government there without becoming an occupying power. McKinley was assassinated in 1901, and Roosevelt, who was then serving as McKinley's vice president became president, inheriting the stewardship of Puerto Rico. In 1906, he traveled to the country to recommend that Puerto Ricans become U.S. citizens. He stopped short of suggesting Puerto Rico become another U.S. state, however, and vowed to allow the island a certain amount of autonomy. (It was not until 1916, under President Woodrow Wilson, that the Jones Act was passed, extending the option of U.S. citizenship to Puerto Ricans while preserving Puerto Rico's autonomy.)

Although presidents before Roosevelt had traveled outside the U.S. in other diplomatic capacities prior to or after serving as president, Roosevelt was the first to make a "state" visit while in office. His trip to Panama and Puerto Rico signaled a new era in how presidents conducted diplomatic relations with other countries.

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Government Minister Henriquez Refuses To Recognize The Will Of Panama's Indigenous Population

Protests & DemonstrationsGovernment Minister, Milton Henriquez, said Silvia Carrera is still the General Cacica Ngäbe Bugle, because of alleged irregularities contained in the letter dismissing her from the post. (more)

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Prosecutor Ignored Financial Analysis Unit Report As Part Of FP Coverup

CorruptionMayte Pellegrini, the only person who has been arrested as part of the financial fraud case against the Financial Pacific (FP) brokerage house, said the Thirteenth Circuit Prosecutor ignored a report published by the Financial Analysis Unit which stated the company made payments to other companies which were actually commissions paid to the former FP Directors Iván Clare and West Valdés. (more)

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