Sharing the Culture of Panama with the World!



Percussionist Virtuosa.

Gala 2017​

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 2017 Honorees.

Entertainer &  Educator. 

Horacio Prado

Master Designer.

We had the privilege of the presence of Rosario Mayela Garcia Chanis, Queen of Calle Arriba de Las Tablas 2016, the presence of General Consul Lic. Raquel Alfaro.  Our Mistress of Ceremoy was Laura Yee, presenter & actrees from Panama.  Our DJ Armando Anderson, and Orquesta La Seleccion. Special performance by ​Grupo Congo Istmeño and Ballet Folklorico Viva Panama.

Biomedical Engineer.

Dr. Guillermo  Ameer        Nikki Campbell            Julio Hanson               Elmis Castillo

As part of the International Week of Panama in Los Angeles, VPO has also its Films from Panama Festival, on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at the Egyptian Theater, located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA, sponsored by Union Bank and Hollywood Independents. Admission to the festival is free (tickets at  

International Actor.