Sharing the Culture of Panama with the World.


of the Foundation of the  Old Panama City ​

on Aug. 15, 1519 

Vice-Consul Lic. Cynthia Sanjur de Goldstein

Film Director, Producer, Actor & Distributor.

Kiana Velenzuela Srta. Panama CA 2016

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.

Maria Antonia Vergara

Actress in the English and Spanish Market.

Former President of Police Association of Newport Beach

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.

Honorable Judge Raoul Thorbourne

NASA Scientist, 

​Engineer & National Example of Leadershir 

    Jorge Ameer              Patricia De Leon       Vladimir Anderson         Dr. Luis Rabelo

General Consul Lic. Raquel Alfaro