I just received the following email and felt it should be published immediately.
Hi Don I am a regular reader of your site and would like to pass on this info to you. My father is an american 71 years old owns a dairy and home in Boqueron, both he and and his girlfriend were victims of a home invasion last night around midnight. Four masked gunmen broke into his home and beat him as well as raped his girlfriend. They tied both of there hands and feet and gagged and blinfolded my father. These cowards invaded the home for two hours going through the entire house and stealing us much as they could. My father is currently in Chiriqui hospital with his worst injury hopefully an injury to his eye from a pistol whip. The gunmen were furious my father spoke little or no spanish and they were asking for dinero dinero. He had little cash in the house and they threatened to kill both of them if they didn’t give the pin for the atm. The pin was given but it appears not used. They carried on smoking pot laughing etc for the two hours. My father was ill prepared with no alarm, dogs, etc. In hindsight he would do a lot of things different as far as security. They both appear to be alright as of now, I can only hope and pray for the best. I thought I would forward this to you in hopes of passing the word to secure yourself as best possible.