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Is Panama Truly a Retirement Haven? Part 1 of 5

George Rajna | Posted 03.04.2014 | Fifty
George Rajna

Over the last 10 years, countless periodicals, blogs and websites have claimed that Panama is an ideal retirement destination for a variety of reasons.

Louisiana gives the green light to a publicly opposed coal terminal

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.31.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This is an updated version of an Aug. 26, 2013 article in "The Louisiana Weekly.") On Friday, Louisiana's Department of Natural Resources gave RAM T...

Public opposition to Plaquemines Parish coal terminals grows

Susan Buchanan | Posted 10.18.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Aug. 19, 2013 edition.) Louisiana, a major exporter of coal from other states, could shi...

China, Nicaragua and the Canal: Global Shipping with Chinese Characteristics

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

A Chinese company and a former Sandinista revolutionary leader (three-time and current Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega) are teaming up to revive an old idea -- create an alternative to the Panama Canal that will traverse through Nicaragua.

Gov. Scott Demands More Handouts

Michael Likosky | Posted 07.23.2013 | Miami
Michael Likosky

President Barack Obama stood in front of the Port of Miami Tunnel a few weeks ago to make clear that he supports private investment in public infrastr...

International Film Festival Fare Dazzles Panama Audiences

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 06.24.2013 | Arts
Andrea R. Vaucher

The second edition of the Festival Internacional de Cine de Panama wrapped last week and for seven days offered Panamanians a taste of what is available cinematically besides Cruise and Cameron, Pirates and Potter.

Panama City's Casco Viejo

Patrick McGinnis | Posted 06.12.2013 | Travel
Patrick McGinnis

On the advice of a Panamanian friend, I decided to book myself into a hotel in the Casco Viejo, also known as San Felipe or the Casco Antiguo. The Casco Viejo is the Old City of Panama and it is the city's heart and soul.

The Color Orange and My First Cousin Jesse: Rediscovering Family

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

The Last of the Mohicans was made in 1992, just after my mother (the next to the last of my Mohicans) succumbed to cancer. Very much in Chingachgook's moccasins, I am the last, now, of the Boleman-Herrings.

PHOTOS: The Past And Future Shake Hands In Panama

Mark Chesnut | Posted 03.18.2013 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

In Panama City, high rise steel looms over tin roofs and street vendors compete with fancy restaurants, where the country's namesake hats don't look a bit out of place.

LOOK: Panama's (First) Independence Day!

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.03.2015 | Latino Voices

¡Feliz Día de la Independencia, Panamá! Colorful polleras and intricate headdresses filled the streets of Panama City this month as dancers wear...

An LA Mayor Hasn't Done This Since 1985

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov | Posted 01.10.2013 | Los Angeles

With a potential threat from the Panama Canal expansion and the increased trade opportunities, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announced plans for a 10-day...

Jaguar Stalking In The Panama Jungle

Peter Mandel | Posted 12.16.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The jaguar, which must be a dominant male, is padding steadily towards us around a bend on the path.

Country That You Do Not Associate With Euro Really Wants To Adopt It

Reuters | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business

BERLIN (Reuters) - Panama would like to introduce the euro as legal tender alongside the U.S. dollar, President Ricardo Martinelli told German Chancel...

Louisiana Coal Hubs Ignite Human Health and Coastal Restoration Concerns

Susan Buchanan | Posted 12.02.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Armstrong Energy in Missouri hopes to open a company-backed RAM coal terminal in Alliance, La. on the west bank of the lower Mississippi River in 2014. But residents of Ironton, located just south of RAM's site, say they don't want their air quality to get any worse than it is now.

PHOTOS: On The Panama Canal Railway

Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel

A new series of tours takes visitors to Central America along the scenic Panama Canal Railway, which pre-dates the country's famous canal. The firs...

The Secret Life Of A Cruise Ship Lecturer

Peter Mandel | Posted 11.11.2012 | Travel
Peter Mandel

When I get a last minute phone call to fill in for a sick shipboard lecturer, I am slightly nervous: What if I bring some sort of new virus aboard? Or what if -- as seems a lot more likely -- I end up boring passengers to death?

John Celock

Nikki Haley Questions Obama About Ports | John Celock | Posted 02.28.2012 | Politics

This story originally appeared in Patch sites in South Carolina on Feb. 28. WASHINGTON -- Gov. Nikki Haley kept the focus on ports during a meeting...

Planning A Cruise On The Oceania Regatta? Read Our Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Chris Wessling | Posted 01.23.2012 | Travel

The Oceania Regatta is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all the prep ...

Planning A Cruise On The Holland America Zuiderdam? Read Our Travel Guide

The Huffington Post | Shellie Braeuner | Posted 12.13.2011 | Travel

The Holland America Zuiderdam is a popular floating resort. The waters are crowded with sea-worthy vessels, so to make planning easier, we've done all...

Nikki Haley Declines To Attend Hearing On Contentious Issue

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

Charleston, S.C. and Savannah, Ga. stand as two of America's busiest container ports. A planned widening of the Panama Canal has accelerated plans for...

WATCH: Exploring Majestic, Magnetic Panama

wejetset | Posted 01.13.2012 | Travel

"Panama is known for the Panama Canal, but this country has much more to offer than this intercontinental transport hub," says one filmmaker.

Experience Endangered Animals and Local Culture in Panama

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Wendy Diamond

Panama is an undisturbed destination where true animal lovers and wildlife advocates can absorb endangered animals, breathtaking ecosystems and a salient culture -- all at the front door of the native people.

WikiLeaks Latest Release (12/5) is Reckless with Ordinary Civilian Lives

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

WikiLeaks has just released documents that could pose a serious threat not only to US interests around the world, but also to the lives of ordinary ci...

President Obama, Free the Panama and Colombia Trade Agreements!

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

Nations that trade do not go to war with each other. Yet, we appear to have entered the most protectionist American period of the modern era.

Chris Matthews' Race Problem

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Joseph

Every night, Chris Matthews raises race as the reason President Obama is encountering so much opposition. But he's wrong. And though he may not intend it, he's the one who is injecting race into these debates.