Chiriquí Libre Previous Editions


Chiriqui Libre January 2017

Volcan Museum Opens.

It may be small, but already it preserves for future generations much of Volcan's past. Some artifacts possibly date back thousands of years. Some highlight modern technical obsolescence. A fascinating look at ancient and modern history.

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http://www.yourpanama.com/volcan-museum.html


Chiriqui Libre SEPTEMBER 2016

Volcan's "Mister History" Dies.

Sadly, In September we lost our founding editor IVAN FLORES. Ivan did more than anyone to investigate and preserve the history of this town through all its troubled and turbulent past.

A great man who will never be forgotten.

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http://www.yourpanama.com/ivan-flores-memorial.html


Chiriqui Libre September 2016

Second Sucessful VOLCAN Flower Parade

This second successful Flower Festival Parade firmly puts Volcan on Panama's Tourist "Must-See" list. It seems that every one in the town from businesses to ordinary people went out of their way to beautify this small mountain town.

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http://www.yourpanama.com/volcan-flower-parade-2016.html


Chiriqui Libre APRIL 2016

Volcan's First Micro-Brewery

OVIDO PORTUGAL runs a very successful graphic  printing and logo embroidery shop in Volcan. His talents and artistic abilities however, extend much further. Recently he unveiled his own brands of unique home brewed beer.

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http://www.yourpanama.com/volcan-micro-brewery.html


Chiriqui Libre DECEMBER 2015

Volcan is fast becoming a center for artists. Each year we have a local arts festival that features local arts and crafts. ITZEL, is a new Panamanian artist that is producing highly detailed and very stunning productions.

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http://www.yourpanama.com/volcan-itzel-artist.html

Chiriquí Libre OCTOBER 2015

Elred Wetli was a soldier in the US army's WW2 campaign in the Pacific. He saw the horrors of war and felt genuine pity for the thousands of poor orphans he saw not only on the Islands of the Pacific but eventually in Japan itself. This obviously made a deep impression on him and formed the vision that lasted until his death. After the war he became a Benedictine monk and in 1963 came to Volcan. He spent the rest of his life teaching the children of this town the English language. As part of the new city centre it is proposed to erect a statue to this good and humble man.

http://www.yourpanama.com/volcan-brother-statue.html

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Chiriquí Libre SEPTEMBER 2015

Work is soon to begin on the new $15 million dollar city center for Volcan. This project will transform this small sleepy little market town into a major tourist destination. The recent phenomenal success of the first ever Volcan Flower Parade festival, shows that the tourist potential for this Eternal spring, Shangri-La in the mountains has finally been recognized.

http://www.yourpanama.com/volcan-new-city-center.html

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Chiriqui Libre  August 2015

With the opening of Volcan's newest entertainment location, the town now has a pseudo community center. Almost once a week on either a Saturday or Sunday there is live music (country, pop and Karaoke) also a recent feature has been the introduction of Poets' Corner. Now Volcanite's can claim that yoghurt isn't our only source of culture.

http://www.yourpanama.com/volcan-caballo-loco-saloon.html

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Chiriquí Libre July 2015

Volcan is set to host its first major summer flower festival. This could put Volcan on par with our sister town of Boquete and its very popular spring flower festival. The festival will feature music and parades, the big question is will Mother nature cooperate and allow Volcanites to have a blooming sunny festival.

http://www.yourpanama.com/volcan-flower-festival-2015.html

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Chiriquí Libre June 2015

With the opening of Volcan's new hospital, healthcare, particularly emergency healthcare, has taken a positive leap forward. ESR's (English Speaking Residents) are welcome and can obtain medical coverage at extremely affordable rates.

http://www.yourpanama.com/volcan-hospital.html

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Chiriquí Libre May 2015

Call Rodny (Volcan's emergency hotline) An incredible story of a young man with severe disabilities, who overcame those disabilities and now provides a vital service to many people in Panama. ALSO, Cardboard Cut-out Cops and new plans for Volcan city center unveiled.

http://www.youpanama.com/volcan-hotline-call-rodny.html

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Chiriquí Libre April 2015.

Cotito Massacre Remembered. The story of the unveiling of a memorial plaque to the Swiss/German settlers who were massacred in 1941. How and why the massacre took place and the story of the brave prosecutor who wouldn't give up in his quest for justice.

http://www.yourpanama.com/cotito-massacre-remembered.html

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Chiriquí Libre January 2015.

Celebrating ten years of uncovering history and mystery with YourPanama.com. Highlights of some of our more popular stories including Volcan's "Last Tiger"

http://www.yourpanama.com/chiriquilibre-january-2015.html

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Chiriqui Libre February 2013

UFO's or UML's. Volcan's long history of seeing mysterious lights in the sky. Panama through European eyes.

http://www.yourpanama.com/chiriqui-libre-february-2013.html

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Chiriqui Libre January 2013
In 1998, 2 days after the Americans liberated Panama, General Noriega sent a 40 foot container of weapons to his troops in Rio Sereno, Chiriqui. The heavily overloaded container only made it to the town of Volcan. What happened after it arrived? Read the story.
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http://www.yourpanama.com/chiriqui-libre-january-2013.html

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Chiriqui Libre December 2012.
An amazing story that filled the headlines around the world.
A multi-million dollar find of Spanish gold in Panama.
Volcan's dog spaying clinic hits a new high and finally
Volcan's little park outside of ROMERO gets a clean up.
CLICK ON THE LINK TO READ.

http://www.yourpanama.com/chiriqui-libre-december-2012.html



Chiriqui Libre August 2010.
William Dathan Holbert confessed to multiple murders. Chiriqui Libre reporters helped in gathering evidence against Holbert and even went in search of his hideout.
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http://www.yourpanama.com/chiriquilibre-august2010.html



Chiriqui Libre July 2010
In this issue four articles.
Alone on a desert Island. (A true survivor story)
Freedom Fighters of Volcan. (True story of Volcan's freedom fighters)
Carlas's Heliconia heaven. (Chiriqui highland flowers at their finest)
Haven Spa. (Boquete's finest health Spa)
Pictures of Elvis (yes we do have them and he is alive)

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http://www.yourpanama.com/chiriquilibre-july2010.html


Chiriqui Libre April 2010

Orange Blossom Highway. Chiriquí's little known scenic highway.    Wonder Beneath Our Feet. A journey down the spectacular Macho De    Monte Gorge.

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http://www.yourpanama.com/chiriquilibre-april2010.html


Chiriqui Libre, February 2009.
Hurricane hits Volcan.
Arts & Lifestyles.
Best Little Bookstore in Panama.
CLICK ON THE LINK TO READ.

http://www.yourpanama.com/chiriquilibre-february15-2009.html


Chiriqui Libre, March 1st 2009
Volcan; best little town in Panama.
Volcan's spaying and neutering clinic.
Chiriqui's great artist.
Would you like to build a railway?
CLICK ON THE LINK TO READ.

http://www.yourpanama.com/chiriquilibre-march1-2009.html


Chiriqui Libre, March 15th 2009.
Hooked On Panama fishing resort.
Volcan spiderman.
Dangerous Barrio.
What is Reflexology?
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http://www.yourpanama.com/chiriquilibre-march15-2009.html


Chiriqui Libre, April 2009
Volcan quilting group.(helping the local community)
Mysterious Porton Cave.(exploring a cave near Volcan)
Christian message in English.(Jehovah's Witnesses in action)
Reiki-ancient healing art.(Alternative healing)
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http://www.yourpanama.com/chiriquilibre-april15-2009.html


Chiriqui Libre, May 2009.
Martinellli elected.
Chiriqui Art Festival.
Aromatherapy.
Best Family Restaurant in Panama.
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http://www.yourpanama.com/chiriquilibre-may01-2009.html


Chiriqui Libre, May 2009.
Las Lajas Resort.
Sky Energy.
Volcan Eggman.
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http://www.yourpanama.com/chiriquilibre-july-2009.html


Chiriqui Libre, September 2009.
Panama, best climate.
Alternate electricty.
Brenda Paulson artist.
Repairing the road.
Finca Dracula.
Essential Oils.
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http://www.yourpanama.com/chiriquilibre-september-2009.html


Chiriqui Libre, November 2009.
Bugaba treasures.
Dos Palmitos.
Backhoe artist.
Healthy food colourings.
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http://www.yourpanama.com/chiriquilibre-november-2009.html



STORIES:

HUMAN INTEREST,

ANIMAL & 

 VOLCAN


The Circle of Life      August 2008.

A story of the death of a furry friend and the birth of 110 Olive Ridley Turtles.

http://www.yourpanama.com/circle-of-life.html


Flying cats and dogs to Panama, October 6th 2006
http://www.yourpanama.com/flying-cats-and-dogs-to-panama.html


A Monkey in My ArmsJanuary 2010. The story of the Alouatta Monkey sanctuary in Panama.

http://www.yourpanama.com/monkey-in-my-arms.html


Sixty-year-embrace (a touching story of two old friends)

http://www.yourpanama.com/sixty-year-embrace.html


Alices-restaurant-panama-style (affordable dining in Volcan)

http://www.yourpanama.com/alices-restaurant-panama-style.html


Cabalgata-volcan (horse riding carnival)

http://www.yourpanama.com/cabalgata-volcan.html


Volcan-breakfast-club (meet the locals in Volcan) 

http://www.yourpanama.com/volcan-breakfast-club.html


Volcan-sunny-days-starry-nights ( Dry season, the best place in the world)

http://www.yourpanama.com/volcan-sunny-days-starry-nights.html


Volcan's-blue-water-mineral-spring ( natural phenomena)

http://www.yourpanama.com/volcans-blue-water-mineral-spring.html


Volcans-carnivore-cuisine (Great Volcan Thai restaurant)

http://www.yourpanama.com/volcans-carnivore-cuisine.html


Volcans-shangri-la-hotel(Hotel acommodation with escapism)  

http://www.yourpanama.com/volcans-shangri-la-hotel.html


Volcan's-taste-of-Italy (Volcan's great Italian restaurant)

http://www.yourpanama.com/volcans-taste-of-italy.html



Volcan emerging, September 01 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/volcan-emerging.html


Volcan Panama, September 03 2005

http://www.yourpanama.com/volcan-panama.html


Volcan hot springs, September 01, 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/volcan-hot-springs.html


Volcan or Boquete, June 4th 2005

http://www.yourpanama.com/volcan.html


Britain's-best-builds-in-Boquete (Birds, flowers and ornamental gardens)

http://www.yourpanama.com/britains-best-builds-in-boquete.html


Boquete bubble, August 03 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/boquete-bubble.html


Flower Capital of Panama, March 10th  2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/flower-capital-of-panama.html


Villa Marta Boquete, March 10th 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/villa-marta.html



Bocas Del Torro revisited.

http://www.yourpanama.com/bocas-del-toro-revisited.html


Fortuna-hydro-electric (panama's second greatest engineering marvel)

http://www.yourpanama.com/fortuna-hydro-electric.html


Flight to Panama, February 28th 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/flight-to-panama.html


Panama Viejo, old city, December 5th 2004

http://www.yourpanama.com/panama-viejo.html


Shopping in Panama, La Central, June 2nd 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/shopping-in-panama.html



Panama taxi, Jose Hidalgo, August 3rd 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/panama-taxi.html


Chitre town on the Azuero Penninsular, April 13th 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/chitre.html


Totumas-panamas-lost-art (the amazing & durable calabash.

http://www.yourpanama.com/totumas-panamas-lost-art.html


Woodworking maestro of Panama, September 22nd. 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/woodworking-maestro-of-panama.html


Business opportunity in Panama,  March1st. 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/business-opportunity-in-panama.html


Panama wines, February 22nd. 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/panama-wines.html



Panama native dress, August. 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/panama-native-dress.html


Petroglyph-mysteries-of-panama (Panama, a 2,400 year old country?)

http://www.yourpanama.com/petroglyph-mysteries-of-panama.html


Panamas-oldest-pictures (Rare, occurrence of a dated and explained petroglyph)

http://www.yourpanama.com/panamas-oldest-pictures.html


 legend-mountain-man-panama (read about the "Daniel Boone" of Chiriqui)

http://www.yourpanama.com/legend-mountain-man-panama.html


Disappearing-bees-panama (Chiriqui's bees are disappearing - are cell towers to blame?)

http://www.yourpanama.com/disappearing-bees-panama.html


Miracle at Sitio Barriles, March 1st, 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/Miracle-at-Sitio-Barriles.html


Sitio Barriles petroglyphs, , MAY 23rd 2005

http://www.yourpanama.com/sitio-barriles.html


Panama-drivers-licence (how to get one)

http://www.yourpanama.com/panama-drivers-licence.html


Backhoe-artist (need a good backhoe operator?)

http://www.yourpanama.com/backhoe-artist.html


Relocating to Panama ONE,

 ship a container or sell everything?, June 28th 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/relocation-pillar-number-one.html


Relocating to Panama TWO, buy or rent first? August 4th 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/relocation-number-two.html


Panama relocation THREE,

where to live? September 1st 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/relocation-where-to-live.html


Panama relocation FOUR, build or fix-up, October 6th 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/panama-relocation-build-or-fix-up.html


Panama straw house, June 28th 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/panama-straw-house.html


The Best Little Bookstore in Panama

http://www.yourpanama.com/bookstore-in-panama.html


Panama cost of living comparison, October 6th 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/panama-cost-of-living.html


Panama shopping in city of David, June 28th 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/panama-david-shopping.html


Panama economy, April 24th, 2005

http://www.yourpanama.com/panama-economy.html


Panama money, May 4th, 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/panama-money.html


Las Olas Beach resort, June 2nd, 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/las-olas-resort.html


Altos del Maria resort, August 19th. 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/altos-del-maria.html


Peaceful-protest (peaceful Panamanians win the day)

http://www.yourpanama.com/peaceful-protest.html


Buddhist realtor in Volcan, August 03 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/buddhist-realtor.html


Chitre town on the Azuero Penninsular, April 13th 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/chitre.html


A walk under the dead Indian, February 22nd 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/dead-Indian.html


Life out of the fast lane, October 6th 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/life-out-of-the-fast-lane.html



The night I saved Volcan, March 31st 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/fire.html


Sons of beaches, April 13th 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/sun-sand-and-palm-trees.html


Making-mountain-mothers (En vitro fertilization of cattle)

http://www.yourpanama.com/making-mountain-mothers.html


Dog show at Bambito hotel, March 31st 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/dog-show-in-bambito.html


Borojo cancer treatment, August 03 2006

http://www.yourpanama.com/borojo-cancer-treatment.html


Birding in Panama, December 3rd. 2005

http://www.yourpanama.com/birding-in-panama.html