Home intruders kill host of popular show in Panamá

A popular Panamanian radio host has died after being shot in an apparent robbery attempt in his home early Tuesday morning.

The 80-year-old Ramón “Monchi” Cano hosted a radio show in Chiriqui, a province just beyond the Costa Rican border. According to Panama’s newspaper La Prensa, Cano was shot in the head from point blank range. Both he and his wife were tied up and beaten by the intruders.

The newspaper later reported that Chiriqui’s governor has issued a province-wide curfew. Officials said people should stay in their homes between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. in hopes of helping investigators solve the murder and preventing any additional crime.

Cano hosted a long-running show on the Ondas Chiricanas radio station.

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