On the last Sunday of every month, the Coastal Strip will turn into a type of family recreation center. The project, called 'La Cinta Viva', will be organized by the Ministry of Public Works (MOP). Its first phase will be developed on the busy stretch of road that goes from the Seafood Market to the Paitilla area.
Archaeologists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama have discovered a cluster of 12 unusual stones behind a prehistoric rock-shelter near the town of Boquete. The cache represents the earliest material evidence of shamanistic practice in lower Central America.
At the Party Zone on the Amador Causeway, the flag of "Carnival of the City, Discovery 2013" was hoisted up into a sunny sky. The Carnival culecos, or water trucks, were on hand to cool off the summer crowds in the way that Panamanians do best.