Here is the latest American Citizen Services (ACS) message:
Date: 29 September 2009
To: U.S. Embassy Warden System
Subject: NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING
Dear Wardens: Please disseminate this message to U.S. citizens in your area. Thank you.
The Government of Panama has issued an Executive Decree declaring a National Day of Mourning on September 30, 2009, in memory of former President Guillermo David Endara Galimany. In honor of the National Day of Mourning, the Embassy will be closed tomorrow, September 30, 2009.
For the latest security information, Americans traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department’s Internet web site at http://travel.state.gov where current Travel Warnings and Public Announcements, including the Worldwide Caution Public Announcement, can be found.
Up-to-date information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the U.S., or for callers outside the U.S. and Canada, a regular toll-line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
For updated information on the security situation in Panama, please contact the American Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy at Panana-ACS@state.gov. The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy is located in Clayton, Building 783, in the Clayton section of Panama. The Embassy web site is http://panama.usembassy.gov/