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Tuesday, September 02 2014 @ 10:04 AM EDT

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Rumor: Has William David Holbert "Wild Bill" Committed Suicide?

Expat Tales By Don Winner for Panama-Guide.com - Someone just gave me a heads-up (thanks) saying there's a strong rumor going around in David and Changuinola that the confessed serial killer William David Holbert - a.k.a. "Wild Bill" - has committed suicide in the public prison in David.

Right now, it's nothing more than a rumor. I'm working to either confirm or deny these reports right now. I'll let you know when I learn more, either way.

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Gioconda Torres de Bianchini - Waiting For A Decision From The Supreme Court

PoliticsThe National Assembly Deputy from the Panameñista political party Luis Barria said the Supreme Court of Justice should issue a ruling in a timely manner, regarding the status of the Comptroller General, Gioconda Torres de Bianchini. (more)

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Four Killed In (Drug Trafficking Related) Traffic Accident

Drug TraffickingFour people died during the early morning hours on Saturday in the community of San Juan, in the district of San Lorenzo, Chiriqui province, after the truck in which they were traveling collided with another car, from which the occupants fled. (more)

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Juan Carlos Varela Will Travel To Vatican To Meet The Pope

Panama NewsPope Francis will receive Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela in an audience next Friday, September 5th, the Vatican confirmed Monday. (more)

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Cocaine Discovered In Shipping Containers - Bound for Europe

Drug TraffickingThe National Police confiscated 80 kilos of cocaine hidden in two different shipping containers, in a port in the province of Colon. (more)

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Construction Workers Close Streets In Protest

Protests & DemonstrationsConstruction workers who are building the new Russian embassy returned again to close both lanes of the Avenida Manuel Espinosa B. in Panama City, demanding payment in arrears for the past three pay periods. (more)

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Jaime Alemán Resigns After A Wave Of Criticism

PoliticsJaime Alemán, the nephew of Minister Álvaro Alemán, who was appointed by him as an executive assistant in the Office of the President, submitted his resignation following a barrage of criticism from various "civil society" groups who rejected this act of nepotism. (more)

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Former Labor Minister Cortés Charged With Embezzelment

CorruptionThe State of Panama paid about $25,000 in per diem to cover travel expenses of the former Labor Minister Alma Cortés and a group of delegates to participate in an event sponsored by the International Labor Association - but the problem is the travel expenses were paid twice. (more)

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