Latest posts by Clotilde Castillo
Politician and businessman Guillermo "Billy" Ford died on March 19. Panamanians said goodbye with respect, remembering his role in the search for democracy during the eighties. This was an opportunity to reflect on the current state of values in the country and the legacy we leave behind.
Cosplay is a form of expression in which participants use costumes and accessories to represent their favorite manga, anime or video game characters. Its followers in Latin America are a passionate community that promotes Cosplay through personal blogs, Flickr and other social media outlets.
November is a month of national celebration for Panamanians, and the blogosphere provides another platform to celebrate. A trip around the web shows that in these days, with diversity of styles and concerns, Panamanians not only think about their history, but also about the present, the nation as a project and how to build a better country.
In May, the Bolivarian Sports Organization (ODEBO) named Panama the host of the XVII Bolivarian Games, but this week the organization decided not to host the games there anymore. The news is causing reactions from authorities and Twitter users.
The Panamanian National Assembly started to discuss a new law that would protect people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The proposal has caused controversy within Panamanian society and the subject has been approached by bloggers before and after this proposal was presented.
The boom experienced by Panama's recent urban development has been discussed actively by bloggers throughout the years. From the impacts on the environment to Panama's historical heritage, we explore some examples of what the bloggers are sharing.