Panama, like its Central American neighbors, is struggling with a rise in gangs. A recent census by the country's security forces put the number of criminal organizations operating in Panama now at about 200.
One neighborhood, in the capital's historic district, is taking on its gang problem with a group of strange bedfellows.
First, meet K.C. Hardin.
"I moved to Panama 12 years ago just to surf and do nothing for a couple years, I thought," says Hardin.