Famous People Born In Panama City

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Mariano Rivera
(Former Professional Baseball Pitcher and One of the Greatest Relievers of All Time)
Mariano Rivera
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Mariano Rivera is a Panamanian-American former baseball player who played for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). A five-time World Series champion and thirteen-time All-Star, Rivera was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019. He is also considered one of the most dominant relievers in the history of the major league.

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Jordana Brewster
(Best Known for Her Role of 'Mia Toretto' in the Action Film Franchise 'The Fast and the Furious')
Jordana Brewster
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Birthdate: April 26, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus

Jordana Brewster is an American model and actress best known for playing Mia in the Fast & Furious franchise. In 2009, she was honored at the Teen Choice Awards for her performance in Fast & Furious. Brewster is also renowned for her modeling skills and has posed for several magazines. In 2011, Maxim included her in their Hot 100 list.

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Carlos Fuentes
(Mexican novelist)
Carlos Fuentes
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 11, 1928
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: May 15, 2012

Carlos Fuentes was a Mexican essayist and novelist. Widely regarded as Mexico's most celebrated novelist, Fuentes won several honors, including the Miguel de Cervantes Prize and the Belisario Domínguez Medal of Honor. A prolific writer, Carlos Fuentes' works achieved international recognition as they were translated into 24 languages. 

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El General
(Musician)
El General
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: September 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
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Rolando Blackman
(Panamanian-American Former Basketball Player)
Rolando Blackman
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces

Retired Panamanian-American basketball player Rolando Blackman first soared to fame with Kansas State and then had an illustrious career with NBA teams such as the Dallas Mavericks and the New York Knicks. A 4-time NBA All-Star, he is also associated with charitable initiatives and is a Kappa Alpha Psi member.

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Clinton Kelly
(Reality Star as Co-host on the Show What Not to Wear)
Clinton Kelly
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Birthdate: February 22, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Sech
(Singer)
Sech
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 3, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Miguel Bosé
(Musician, Actor)
Miguel Bosé
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Birthdate: April 3, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries

Miguel Bosé is a Spanish pop new wave musician and actor who has been active in the entertainment industry for five decades. He studied acting, dancing, and singing and began his career as an actor. He eventually forayed into music as well. He is openly gay and is in a long-term relationship with sculptor Ignacio Palau. 

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Román Torres
(Panamanian Professional Football Defender)
Román Torres
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces

Panamanian professional football centre-back Román Torres commenced his senior-career with Chepo and thereafter played for several other clubs before joining his current club Cartaginés in January 2021. He became a national hero after netting the game-winning goal during final qualifying-match for 2018 FIFA World Cup that helped Panama qualify for their first-ever World Cup. Torres captained them in the tournament.

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Juan Carlos Varela
(The 37th President of Panama)
Juan Carlos Varela
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 12, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Panamanian businessman and former politician Juan Carlos Varela held-office as Minister of Foreign Relations and Vice President of Panama before serving as 37th President of Panama (2014-19). He also served as President of Panameñista Party. He was charged for money-laundering in the Odebrecht case, and is one of the former heads of state whose name is mentioned in Pandora Papers.

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Ramon Fonseca Mora
(Panamanian Novelist, Lawyer and Co-Founder of the Former Law Firm ‘Mossack Fonseca’)
Ramon Fonseca Mora
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: July 14, 1952
Sun Sign: Cancer

Panamanian novelist and lawyer Ramón Fonseca Mora served as minister-counselor of Juan Carlos Varela, and as president of Panameñista Party till he was fired in 2016, because of Operation Car Wash. The Panama Papers resulted from hack of computer-systems of the Mossack Fonseca law firm that he co-founded with Jürgen Mossack. Both of them were arrested, jailed and later released.     

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Jaime Penedo
(Panamanian Retired Footballer Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Jaime Penedo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra

Retired Panamanian footballer Jaime Penedo was a reliable goalkeeper for teams such as Plaza Amador, LA Galaxy, and Dinamo București. He was also the goalkeeper of the fist Panamanian squad that played in a World Cup. He has won the Cupa Ligii with Dinamo București and the Major League Soccer with LA Galaxy.

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Daphne Rubin-Vega
(Actress who played Mimi in the original Broadway cast of Rent and Lucy in the Off-Broadway production of Jack Goes Boating)
Daphne Rubin-Vega
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Birthdate: November 18, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Guillermo Endara
(President of Panama)
Guillermo Endara
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 12, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: September 28, 2009

Guillermo Endara was the president of Panama from 1989 to 1994. A lawyer by qualification, he has served as a member of Panama's National Assembly in the past. As the president, he abolished the Panamanian military, replacing it with a national police force. While his tenure saw steady economic growth, it was also marred by internal fighting. 

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Blas Pérez
(Retired Panamanian Footballer Who Played as a Forward)
Blas Pérez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces

Retired Panamanian footballer Blas Pérez had a successful stint as a forward for teams such as Deportivo Cali and Cúcuta Deportivo, winning the Categoría Primera A title with both. He was also named to the 2007 CONCACAF Gold Cup All-Star Team. He has also played for clubs from Colombia, Guatemala, Spain, and Canada.

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Felipe Baloy
(Retired Panamanian Footballer Who Scored Panama’s First Ever Goal in a FIFA World Cup)
Felipe Baloy
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces

Former Panamanian footballer Felipe Baloy played as a defender and has a successful career with clubs such as Santos Laguna. He has also played for the Mexican club Monterrey and is a naturalized Mexican citizen. In 2018, he scripted history by scoring Panama’s first FIFA World Cup goal.

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Ricardo Martinelli
(Former President of Panama)
Ricardo Martinelli
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 11, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces

Ricardo Martinelli is a Panamanian businessman and politician.From 2009 to 2014, he served as the president of Panama and his presidency witnessed steady economic growth in the country. Martinelli came up with several measures to decrease poverty. He increased the minimum wage and introduced measures to tackle unemployment.

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Flex
(Singer Songwriter)
Flex
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Patricia de Leon
(Actress, Beauty Pageant winner)
Patricia de Leon
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Birthdate: January 2, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Manuel Noriega
(Former Panamanian Dictator)
Manuel Noriega
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 11, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: May 29, 2017

Panamanian politician and military officer, Manuel Noriega, was the de facto ruler of Panama from 1983 to 1989. As an army man, he overthrew President Arnulfo Arias in a coup in 1968 and became the de facto ruler of Panama a few years later. He was a controversial leader and his rule has been described as a dictatorship.

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Fidel Escobar
(Panamanian Football Centre-Back)
Fidel Escobar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 9, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Panamanian footballer Fidel Escobar plays as a defender for the Spanish club Cultural y Deportiva Leonesa. After starting his senior career with San Francisco, he later also represented clubs such as New York Red Bulls. He was part of the Panama Under-20 team that became the runner-up at the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Championship.

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Isabel Saint Malo
(First Woman Who Served as Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs in Panama)
Isabel Saint Malo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 27, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer

Politician and diplomat Isabel de Saint Malo is the first woman in Panamanian history who served as Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama. She held office under President Juan Carlos Varela from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019. She advocates for several social-issues including eradicating poverty and social inequality and drove policies centred on such issues.

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Eusebio Pedroza
(Panamanian Boxer and Former WBA Featherweight Champion)
Eusebio Pedroza
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 2, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 1, 2019
Eusebio Pedroza was a Panamanian boxer best remembered for his WBA featherweight championship reign from 1978 to 1985. During his reign as the WBA featherweight champion, Eusebio Pedroza defended his title against 18 different contenders, a record in the history of featherweight boxing.  
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Johan Camargo
(Panamanian Baseball Player Who Plays as an Infielder)
Johan Camargo
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Johan Camargo is a Panamanian baseball player who plays as an infielder in the Major League Baseball. He currently plays for the Philadelphia Phillies, having previously played for the Atlanta Braves from 2017 to 2021.
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Laffit Pincay Jr.
(Panamanian Jockey)
Laffit Pincay Jr.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 29, 1946
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Iverson Molinar
(Panamanian Basketball Player Who Plays as a Shooting Guard and Point Guard)
Iverson Molinar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 3, 1999
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Iverson Molinar is a Panamanian basketball player who currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. Prior to starting his NBA career in 2022, Molinar played for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Iverson Molinar has also played for the Panama men's national basketball team, representing his country in important tournaments, including the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup.
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Gabriel Torres
(Panamanian Professional Football Forward)
Gabriel Torres
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 31, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Panamanian footballer Gabriel Torres plays as a forward for the Chilean club Deportes Antofagasta and the Panama national team. He has also had successful stints with clubs such as Chepo, La Equidad, Zamora, and Independiente Del Valle. He scored 20 goals in the 2012-13 Venezuelan Primera División.

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Jaime Murrell
(Composer)
Jaime Murrell
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Birthdate: October 31, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: February 4, 2021
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Laura de Sanctis
(Model, Beauty pageant)
Laura de Sanctis
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 28, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Luis Tejada
(Panamanian Professional Football Striker)
Luis Tejada
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries

Panamanian footballer Luis Tejada now plays as a striker for the Peruvian club Molinos El Pirata. He won the 2011 Peruvian First Division with Juan Aurich. He has also played for clubs from Colombia, Mexico, and the US. He was also the CONCACAF Gold Cup Top Goalscorer in 2005.

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José Quintero
(Theatre director)
José Quintero
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Birthdate: October 15, 1924
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 26, 1999
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Luis Concepción
(Panamanian Professional Boxer Who Won the WBA Interim Flyweight Title in 2009)
Luis Concepción
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Luis Concepcion is a Panamanian professional boxer best known for winning the WBA Interim Flyweight title against Mexican Omar Salado in 2009. Apart from competing in the flyweight division, Luis Concepcion also competes in the super flyweight division.
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Gaby
(Singer)
Gaby
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 3, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
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Gabriel Enrique Gómez
(Panamanian Former Footballer Who Played as a Defensive Midfielder)
Gabriel Enrique Gómez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Gabriel Enrique Gómez is a Panamanian retired football player who played as a midfielder for the Panama national football team from 2003 to 2018, during which he represented Panama in seven Gold Cup tournaments. He also played for Panama at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Apart from his national team, Gabriel Enrique Gómez also played for clubs like Atlético Bucaramanga. 
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John Isaacs
(Panamanian-American Basketball Player Who Played as a Guard)
John Isaacs
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 15, 1915
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 26, 2009
John Isaacs was a Panamanian-American basketball player. Over the course of his career, he played for popular teams like the Washington Bears, New York Rens, and Hazleton Mountaineers. John Isaacs was made an inductee of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on 11 September 2015.
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Alonso Edward
(Panamanian Sprinter Who Specializes in 100 and 200 Metre Events)
Alonso Edward
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Alonso Edward is a Panamanian sprinter best known for winning the silver medal in the men's 200 metres event at the 2009 World Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany. Alonso Edward is also known for winning gold medals at the South American Games, South American Championships, Central American Games, and Continental Cup.
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Lorna
(Singer)
Lorna
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Fito Blanko
(Singer)
Fito Blanko
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Harold Cummings
(Panamanian Football Centre-Back)
Harold Cummings
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces

Panamanian footballer Harold Cummings plays as a defender for the Bolivian club Always Ready and the Panama national team. Starting his senor career with Árabe Unidoe, has also represented clubs from Colombia, Costa Rica, the US, and Chile. He won the 2015 Copa Sudamericana with Santa Fe.

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Ricardo Clarke
(Panamanian Footballer Who Plays as a Midfielder)
Ricardo Clarke
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Ricardo Clarke is a Panamanian football player who plays for the Panama national team as a midfielder. Over the course of his career, Clarke has also played for popular clubs like San Miguelito, Zamora, Nacional Asunción, and Club The Strongest.  
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Alex Solis
(Panamanian Jockey)
Alex Solis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
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Roque Cordero
(Composer)
Roque Cordero
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 16, 1917
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: December 27, 2008
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Olga Sinclair
(Artist)
Olga Sinclair
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Birthdate: 1957 AD
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Lorena Castillo
(Award-Winning Journalist and Former First Lady of Panama)
Lorena Castillo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 31, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo

Former First Lady of Panama and the wife of former Panamanian president Juan Carlos Varela, Lorena Castillo has also had a 17-year stint as a journalist. She has also been a presenter and co-producer at Telemetro Reporta and has worked for UNAIDS and been associated with other humanitarian and social initiatives.

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Ricardo Miró
(Poet)
Ricardo Miró
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 5, 1883
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 2, 1940
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Jessica Rodríguez
(Model, Beauty Pageant Titleholder)
Jessica Rodríguez
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 18, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Alfonso Frazer
(Former Panamanian Boxer Who Held the WBA Light Welterweight Title)
Alfonso Frazer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 4, 1948
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Alfonso Frazer is a Panamanian former boxer who held the WBA light welterweight title. Frazer is also an Olympian; he took part in the featherweight event at the Summer Olympics in 1964. Nicknamed Peppermint, Alfonso Frazer announced his retirement in 1981 after a long and successful career.
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Hilario Zapata
(Panamanian Retired Boxer and Former WBA Flyweight and WBC Light Flyweight Champion)
Hilario Zapata
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Hilario Zapata is a Panamanian retired boxer who held the WBA flyweight and WBC light flyweight titles during his career. He also challenged once for the prestigious WBC super flyweight title. In 2016, Hilario Zapata was made an inductee of the International Boxing Hall Of Fame.  
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Rolando Frazer
(Former Panamanian Basketball Player Who Played as a Center and Power Forward)
Rolando Frazer
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 3, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Rolando Frazer is a Panamanian retired basketball player best known for representing the Panama men's national basketball team at the 1981 CentroBasket where his team won the gold medal. He also played for popular clubs like Polluelos de Aibonito and Capitanes de Arecibo. In 1991, Rolando Frazer was inducted into the Briar Cliff Athletic Hall of Fame.
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Vicente Mosquera
(Panamanian Boxer and Former WBA Super-Featherweight Champion)
Vicente Mosquera
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Vicente Mosquera is a Panamanian boxer and former WBA super-featherweight champion. In 2006, he was involved in an altercation that culminated in the death of a person. Vicente Mosquera was imprisoned for over three years before being found innocent.