Panamá also is suffering from what The Panamá News calls a crime wave.
There have been more than a dozen armed robberies in Gorgona, Coronado and San Carlos, the newspaper said. The crimes, including armed invasions, are being blamed on organized criminal gangs.
One gang mainly picks on Canadian or American victims, particularly newcomers, in circumstances which suggest that they have some sort of source that conveniently identifies such people, said the newspaper.
Wednesday, bandits robbed for the second time the popular Rancho del Toro hotel and restaurant in El Nance near the Pan-American highway, the newspaper reported.