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The Sinister Undertones Of Samsung's National Anthems Advert

Sharan Burrow | Posted 08.22.2016 | Business
Sharan Burrow

Disproportionate corporate power over governments is giving license to the greed that denies workers even minimum living wages. It is also seemingly a license to allow the sheer brutality of treatment of working people at the base of the supply chains.

The Great Connection: The Panama Canal For The 21st Century

Ing. Jorge L. Quijano | Posted 08.15.2016 | World
Ing. Jorge L. Quijano

Since the 16th century, many tried unsuccessfully to carve an inter-oceanic waterway through Panama. But our story didn't begin until this very day in 1914, when the SS Ancon first passed through the Canal, forever altering world trade.

Here's Why The Panama Canal Expansion Has Everyone Excited

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 07.18.2016 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

If you're wondering where the cash comes from to fund the seemingly boundless public works projects in the works here in Panama, look no further than the sliver of water that bisects the isthmus just west of Panama City ... the Panama Canal.

Explainer: how Panama Canal expansion will transform shipping once again

The Conversation US | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

Frank Townsend, University of Florida World shipping changed forever when the Panama Canal opened on August 15, 1914. It was an engineering marvel o...

101 Years as a Cornerstone of the Global Transportation System

Ing. Jorge L. Quijano | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
Ing. Jorge L. Quijano

With just months separating us from the inauguration and commercial opening of the expanded Panama Canal, the excitement's been palpable.

Casco Viejo Is the First Place You Should Visit in Panama

Jessica Langer | Posted 04.12.2016 | Travel
Jessica Langer

Casco Viejo, also known as Casco Antiguo, and commonly referred to as Old Panama City by Tourists is the Colonial district of Panama City. Literally t...

Judith Belzer: Recent Work From the Panama Project

Natasha Boas | Posted 03.16.2016 | Arts
Natasha Boas

Canal Zone 6, 2015, by Judith Belzer, 40h x 40w in oil on canvas. Courtesy: George Lawson Gallery It has been a great adventure to follow Judith Belz...

Panama: Canal Crawls and a Cup of Perfect Coffee

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.03.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Panama wants us to think of it as more than a feat of engineering; more than a continental bridge; more than headquarters for summer hats. This is why I am here. I want to check out its highlands and some of the animals and birds that you have to sneak around quietly to see.

Emails: U.S. Government Facilitated LNG Business Deals Before Terminals Got Required Federal Permits

Steve Horn | Posted 01.07.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Emails and documents obtained by DeSmog reveal that the U.S. Department of Trade has actively promoted and facilitated business deals for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry and export terminal owners, even before some of the terminals have the federal regulatory agency permits needed to open for business.

Does Climate Change Threaten the Future of the Panama Canal?

Antonia Sohns | Posted 11.12.2015 | Green
Antonia Sohns

Panama's economic prospects are bright. Yet global warming may endanger one of the country's main sources of revenue and growth -- the Panama Canal. It's essential to build resilience around one of the world's most important waterways.

Why This Caribbean Archipelago Might Be The World's Best Retirement Spot

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 11.12.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

When it comes to the purchase of real estate, this region of Panama -- the archipelago known as Bocas del Toro -- is the riskiest. Much (though not all) of the land is held not with freehold title but with rights of possession (ROP).

New Life Comes to the Heart of Panama's Old City

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 10.29.2015 | Travel
Dimitri Ehrlich

Just a few miles from the gleaming but largely uninhabited white towers of modern Panama City's skyline, it's a small area of crumbling but glorious architecture some of which dates back to the 17th century.

Savannah: The City of New Beginnings

Tanya Caruso | Posted 10.16.2016 | Style
Tanya Caruso

The city of Savannah is constantly intertwining its past, present, and future. Since the city's emergence, trade and manufacturing have played a huge role in its economy and continue to make an impact on a local and global scale.

How Not to See Panama in Six Days

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 10.11.2016 | Travel
Wendy E. Simmons

Travel's imperfections - whether brought on by your own hand or another's - open the door for serendipitous surprises and unexpected adventures. These chance occurrences have always led to my favorite and most memorable experiences.

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Panama Canal

Viator | Posted 09.21.2016 | Travel

You may even know it only takes 8-10 hours for a ship to pass through the canal's three locks, known as the Miraflores, the Pedro Miguel and the Gatún. Even more impressively, you may not have just Googled "isthmus."

A Man, a Plan, a Canal -- Panama

Laura Grier | Posted 05.31.2015 | Travel
Laura Grier

I was completely wrong about Panama. I was wrong to think I could sum up everything this country has to offer in only a week. I honestly left feeling a bit teased by my experience. There is SO much to do here and so much more ground to cover.

Celebrating and Forgetting One Hundred Years at the Panama Canal

Blake Scott | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Blake Scott

The water rises and another ship - an oil tanker - passes through a set of giant steel gates. Thousands of people have gathered at the Miraflores viewing center in Panama City to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Panama Canal.

Louisiana Wood Pellet Plants Will Cater to Europe's Energy Needs

Susan Buchanan | Posted 01.30.2015 | Green
Susan Buchanan

U.S. pellet exports nearly doubled last year to 3.2 million short tons and headed mostly to Europe, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. European nations, particularly the UK, are using wood pellets to replace coal for electricity generation and heating.

In A Major Fail, Egypt Confuses Suez Canal With Panama Canal

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.17.2014 | World

With the multibillion dollar expansion of the Suez Canal underway, Egypt proudly issued a commemorative stamp to pay tribute to the historical waterwa...

The Panama Canal - Part 2 of 3

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

One hundred years later, Panama is a truly independent nation that with great sacrifices and diplomatic efforts managed to regain sovereignty over the Canal Zone. Nevertheless, reaching this point had a high cost for this young republic, which gradually is becoming a regional economic power.

World's Greatest Engineering Project Turns 100

| Dan Schlenoff | Posted 08.18.2014 | Science

One hundred years ago, on August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal officially opened when the S. S. Ancon steamed through from the Atlantic to the Pacific si...

The Panama Canal - Part 1 of 3

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 10.05.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far. Theodore Roosevelt It will soon be 100 years since the opening of the Panama Canal, a feat of ...

Cuba's New Foreign Investment Law Is a Bet on the Future

William M. LeoGrande | Posted 06.09.2014 | World
William M. LeoGrande

The new foreign investment law passed unanimously last Saturday by Cuba's National Assembly is a key component of President Raul Castro's program to "...

If You Build It: Latin America's Infrastructure Deficit

Thomas Corrigan | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Thomas Corrigan

There is no doubt that next week's World Economic Forum in Panama (April 1-3) takes place at a pivotal moment in the region's economic integration, but its location carries a symbolism that should resonate across Latin America.

Disidencia Herejía

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

There is a Spanish word for dissent, disidencia, but Wheelock did not recognize it. In 1979, neither did Ortega, and the word seems entirely missing from the Nicaraguan vocabulary.