The consortium HPC-Contrata-P&V, which is constructing the Amador Convention Center at a cost of $193.7 million dollars, will be working 24 hours a day to make up for the time lost in the process of receiving the municipal building permit.

Today the village of Veraguas kicks off its 8th Mi Ranchito (My Little Hut) Festival in the district of Río de Jesús, as part of the commemoration of when this region joined the national independence movement.

This morning the President of the Republic, Ricardo Martinelli, inaugurated Scarlett Martínez International Airport in Río Hato, Coclé Province, which is expected to benefit approximately 228,676 inhabitants.

The president of the Panamanian Hotel Association (APATEL), Jesús Sierra Victoria, optimistically predicted that the country's hotels could exceed 60% occupancy levels by year's end.

The archaeological site of El Caño, in Coclé, continues to capture the interest of international mass media. It made the cover of National Geographic magazine in January 2012, and now the Spanish moviemaker Wanda Films is preparing material on the discoveries made at the site.