Vice-Consul Lic. Cynthia Sanjur de Goldstein

Actress in the English and Spanish Market.

Former President of Police Association of Newport Beach

Honorable Judge Raoul Thorbourne

    Jorge Ameer              Patricia De Leon       Vladimir Anderson         Dr. Luis Rabelo

General Consul Lic. Raquel Alfaro

Old Panama City

Founded on Aug. 15, 1519

VPO has the honor of having Honorable Judge Raoul Thorbourne as Keynote Speaker, the presence of General Consul Lic. Raquel Alfaro, ​Vice-Consul Cynthia Sanjur de Goldstein, 

Maria Antonia Vergara, representative from Panama Film Commission (DICINE/MICI). 

We had the pleasure of introducing Kiana Valenzuela, Srta. Panama-California 2016 and as Mistress of Ceremony, our dear friend journalist Patricia Lopez.  Especial performance by

Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama.

Gala 2016


Viva Panama Organization (VPO) always proud of its Culture and its people, always striving to share it with the multicultural population of California annually recognizes its Distinguished Panamanians for their professional achievement and contribution to the Panamanian community in USA. These are our 2016 Honorees.

Kiana Velenzuela Srta. Panama CA 2016

Maria Antonia Vergara

NASA Scientist, 

​Engineer & National Example of Leadershir 

Film Director, Producer, Actor & Distributor.

Sharing the Culture of Panama with the World.