Here is the latest ACS message.
Date: July 7, 2010
To: U.S. Embassy Warden System
Subject: Protests in Changuinola, Bocas del Toro Province
Dear Wardens: Please disseminate this message to U.S. citizens in your
area. Thank you.
The U.S. Embassy in Panama City alerts U.S. citizens about large-scale
protests in Changuinola, Bocas del Toro Province. According to
information we have received, protesters have blocked the roads in and
out of Changuinola, and the areas of Punta Torre, Finca 3, Finca 8,
Finca 15 and Finca 30 are also blocked off. These protests may last for
several days. U.S. citizens in Bocas del Toro are urged to exercise
heightened security awareness and to avoid the Changuinola area.
For the latest security information, Americans traveling abroad should
regularly monitor the Department’s Internet web site at
http://travel.state.gov where the current Travel Warnings and Public
Announcements, including the Worldwide Caution Public Announcement, can
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
207-7030. The Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy is located in
Clayton, Building 783, in the Clayton section of Panama. The Consular
Section fax is 207-7303. The Embassy web site is
http://panama.usembassy.gov/ and e-mails should be addressed to
Panama-ACS@state.gov. After hours and emergency phone number: 207-7000