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5 Retirement Havens Where Property Purchase Comes With Residency

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 08.13.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

When you buy a piece of property overseas, it can sometimes come with an important bonus -- it can open the door to foreign residency. Here are five of my favorite places where you can obtain residency by buying real estate.

After Suez and Panama, Time to Build the Kra Canal!

David Gosset | Posted 08.11.2015 | World
David Gosset

Impacting the geopolitical dynamics of Southeast Asia, an artificial channel connecting the Indian Ocean and the Far East would not have to be detrimental to the core interests of Singapore whose location by the Strait of Malacca has been an element of her success.

Panama Also Drops Out Of Donald Trump's Miss Universe Pageant

AP | Posted 07.04.2015 | World

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama is joining several other Latin American nations in dropping out of the Miss Universe pageant in protest over Donald Trump'...

Alexander Howard

Nobody Fixed These Potholes Until The Potholes Asked For It Themselves

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.10.2015 | Technology

What an ingenious project!

The Spanish Main: Tales of the Union Jack, the Fleur-de-Lis and the Jolly Roger

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Have you ever wondered why there are so many old-time forts on the Caribbean islands? And who built them? And why?

Follow Panama: Dollarize

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

Most central banks do one thing well: they produce monetary mischief. Indeed, for most emerging market countries, a central bank is a recipe for disaster.

Memorial Day: Praying for Peace While Waging Permanent War?

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2015 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Memorial Day is, by federal law, a day of prayer for permanent peace. But is it possible to honestly pray for peace while our country is far and away number one in the world in waging war, military presence, military spending and the sale of weapons around the world?

The Perfect Beach To Retire In Latin America

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.20.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

On the golden coast of Panama's Azuero Peninsula sits the town of Pedasi, large enough so you could actually live there yet small enough to make you feel like an active stakeholder in a thriving community.

How One Retired Couple Started A New Life In Panama

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Two-and-a-half years ago, Peg Fairbairn and April Hess moved, together, from Texas to Panama. Here's their story, in their own words...

Don't Book a Return Flight: 6 Destinations That Are Pricey to Reach, But Cheap to Stay

Oyster | Posted 06.22.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Unless consumer demand drops (which we don't expect anytime soon), flying just about anywhere in the world will remain a costly affair. But that doesn't mean you should put off your travel plans. Instead, we suggest grinning and bearing it, and ponying up for the flight -- but choosing a destination that's cheap once you're there.

How Birding Can Help Conservation Efforts

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.20.2015 | Green
Craig Newmark

This year, the Cornell's bird lab's centennial year, they're inviting everyone around the globe who loves birds to be a part of the Global Big Day team. Their goal is to raise $500,000 for conservation and, with help from birds everywhere, collectively tally 4,000 of the world's 10,300 bird species in a single day. This is the real deal for conservation and birding.

No Room for Business as Usual at the Summit of the Americas

Medea Benjamin | Posted 06.20.2015 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wooed the crowd with his plan to provide internet access to everyone in Latin America, more traditional speakers included the CEOs of Coca-Cola, Cargill, Boeing, Associated Petroleum Investors, AES Corporation, Citigroup Latin America and Walmart Latin America.

The Shake Heard Around the World

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Last week a handshake, and now, removing Cuba from our Terrorist State list, brings hope for harmony to our natural neighborhood. Obama's composition is Nobel Peace Prize and the tune is a Shake Heard Around the World. Bravo! Encore!

Cuba, The US and the VII Summit of the Americas

Arturo Lopez Levy | Posted 06.13.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo Lopez Levy

A mature dialogue between Cuba and the U.S. that stresses the common interests and values of both can mark new beginnings for our hemisphere. It's counterproductive that the U.S. State Department still includes Cuba in the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism. Such baseless inclusion is a clear obstacle for U.S. interests.

Cuba's Coming Out Party at the Summit of the Americas

Medea Benjamin | Posted 06.13.2015 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

There were expectations that President Obama would use the summit to announce that Cuba would be taken off the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, a critical step in the normalization of relations. But unfortunately, that didn't happen.

Barack Obama And Cuba President Raul Castro Make History With First Sit-Down Meeting

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Barack Obama sat down with Cuban President Raul Castro on Saturday, the first substantial meeting between the countries' ...

How To Land The Best Housesitting Gigs Around The World

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 06.11.2015 | Fifty
InternationalLiving.com

Do you want to travel and sample different retirement lifestyles, but have a limited budget? Housesitting may be your answer. Our first housesit was three years ago. Since then we have lived rent-free in Tuscan farmhouses, French vineyards, Spanish casitas and luxury Costa Rican villas.

6 Things To Know Before Retiring To Panama

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.10.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Panama has been recognized for more than a decade as one of the world's top choices for retirement. This is truer today than ever, for all the reasons you've likely read about.

U.S. And Cuba Begin Historic Talks In Panama

AP | Posted 04.10.2015 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. and Cuban diplomats have met in Panama in the highest-level meeting between the two governments in more than half a c...

The Panama Summit of the Americas: What to Expect

Richard E. Feinberg | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Richard E. Feinberg

The Panama summit could be yet another contentious conclave and wasted opportunity -- or it could be a triumphal moment for multilateral diplomacy and U.S. leadership in its own hemisphere.

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.

That Other Panama

See.Place | Posted 03.15.2015 | Travel
See.Place

'Teddy Roosevelt': this was the correct answer in 5th grade to all pop quiz questions that included the word Panama. If memory serves, Theodore made h...

Measuring Misery in Latin America 2014: More Dollarization, Please

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
Steve H. Hanke

In my misery index, I calculate a ranking for all countries where suitable data exist. My misery index -- a simple sum of inflation, lending rates, and unemployment rates, minus year-on-year per capita GDP growth -- is used to construct a ranking for 108 countries.

Why Panama Is Still One Of The World's Best Retirement Spots

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.23.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

I first recommended Panama as a top choice for living, retiring, investing, and doing business overseas more than 15 years ago, and I'm more bullish on this country's prospects and the opportunities it offers today than ever.

How to Depose a Dictator

Robert Strong | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics
Robert Strong

Though brief in duration, the American military operation in Panama was years in the making. Many people were involved in Manuel Noriega's gradual transition from "our man in Panama" to "public enemy No. 1."