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Colombian Super-Fort Spotlights Wacky 'War of Jenkins Ear'

Bob Schulman | Posted 11.12.2016 | Home
Bob Schulman

Castillo San Felipe cost the equivalent of 2 trillion U.S. dollars. There's something a bit odd about everything connected to the The War of Jenkins...

How One American Couple Built A Successful Business In Panama

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home
Kathleen Peddicord

In 2008, I took my leave from the publishing company where I'd been working for 23 years. I was 45-years-old and living in Paris. I spent the next three months exploring that city on foot, early to late each day, and got to know Paris well.

Juan Santamaria: A Tale of Betrayal and Heroism in Nicaragua

Bob Schulman | Posted 10.28.2016 | Home
Bob Schulman

Sign welcomes arrivals at Juan Santamaria International Airport. Next time you get off a jet at Costa Rica's main airport at San Jose check out the n...

5 Visionary Ideas Hatched in the Middle of the Jungle

Carly Schwartz | Posted 09.11.2016 | Home
Carly Schwartz

I've never been one for conferences. The name tags, the Twitter streams, the Z-list celebrities, the forced five-minute conversations, sizing up othe...

Hands of Stone

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.22.2016 | Home
Dwight Brown

"Every boxer is someone's hero." It's a saying that's been hard to attach to Roberto Durán. Most people assume that he is just an infamous Panamanian boxer who walked out on a match against Sugar Ray Leonard, uttering the words, "No Mas (no more)." There's more to him than that controversial moment. This very well acted, entertaining and informative bio film reveals all: Rough childhood, abandonment issues, international champion, infamy, resurgence and hometown hero.

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

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

Enjoy A Low Cost Of Living And Warm Climate In This Central American Retirement Haven | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home

When they decided to look overseas, even though they had both traveled all over the world, Panama was their first choice. "It's close enough to the States to get to easily," Bill says. "It has a stable economy and government, low cost of living, and a warm climate, so we can be outdoors year-round."

Here's Why The Panama Canal Expansion Has Everyone Excited

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 07.18.2016 | Home
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.

Soy/Somos: "When I Cut Cadavers, I Didn't Find Any With Sangre Azul.

Marlena Maduro Baraf | Posted 07.06.2016 | Home
Marlena Maduro Baraf

From my blog Soy/Somos, a series that celebrates the many identities of Latinos in the USA. You can read the introductory post here: Soy/Somos: We Are...

Explainer: how Panama Canal expansion will transform shipping once again

The Conversation US | Posted 06.27.2016 | Home
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...

Honey Explores Panama City, Panama

Honey Good | Posted 06.22.2016 | Home
Honey Good

By Susan "Honey" Good As our jet dropped below cloud level, I was taken aback as I looked down on the capital of Panama, Panama City! It is the most ...

Climate Change This Week: Requiem for a Reef, Developing Divestment, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.22.2016 | Home
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Saving BUB - beautiful unusual biodiversity, as illustrated in this small asian ...

Tales of Mazatlan's Plaza Machado

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.17.2016 | Home
Bob Schulman

Built in the 1820s, the plaza has been drawing visitors ever since. No one's really sure why he came to Mazatlan, but in the late 1820s a fellow fro...

How To Slow Down And Enjoy The View By Retiring Overseas | Posted 06.16.2016 | Home

I'm sitting on a bench, looking out at the deep blue waters of Panama Bay. A row of tall palm trees lines the walkway in front of me. Food stalls serve fresh ceviche and grilled fish to the many locals and visitors that come here to walk, jog, or just sit and enjoy the view.

Look What These Mad Men Have Done In Costa Rica

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.09.2016 | Home
Kathleen Peddicord

Costa Rica is perhaps the most recognized option for Americans thinking about retiring or investing in a second home overseas. This is no accident. ...

How To Find The Best Place For You To Retire Overseas

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 05.27.2016 | Home
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

They say it's a small world, but from our experience it's plenty big, especially if you're trying to decide where to retire. When we moved overseas in 2001 we thought we knew how big it was. Today, after living in four different countries, we're still amazed at what can be found.

Panama Papers: Winners and Losers

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home
Natasha Srdoc

Tax avoidance is legal. Tax evasion is not. The U.S. tax code is full of various tax loopholes which allow taxpayers to legally avoid paying taxes. ...

Obama's Cruel Decision to Resume Mass Deportations

Dan Kovalik | Posted 05.17.2016 | Home
Dan Kovalik

Put quite simply, the U.S. owes these refugees a home in light of the fact that the U.S. has mercilessly destroyed their home countries over the past century or so.

101 Years as a Cornerstone of the Global Transportation System

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

Might U.K., U.S. Exhibit Leadership in Addressing State Capture and Legal (as Well as Illegal) Corruption?

Daniel_Kaufmann | Posted 04.26.2016 | Home

The leaked information in the Panama Papers from the law firm Mossack Fonseca have captured the headlines, placed Panama in the limelight, and provide...

Why Onboarding Must Start With Context

George Bradt | Posted 04.26.2016 | Home
George Bradt

Different contexts require different approaches to onboarding. For example, Ferdinand de Lesseps successfully led the building of the Suez Canal and w...

Casco Viejo Is the First Place You Should Visit in Panama

Jessica Langer | Posted 04.12.2016 | Home
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...

Confessions of a Panama Papers Hit Man

John Perkins | Posted 04.12.2016 | Home
John Perkins

The revelations of the Panama Papers are one more indictment of a failed system that I know only too well.

Scientists Spy Rare Carpet Of Crabs Swarming Across Deep Sea Floor

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 04.12.2016 | Home

While diving in a manned submersible off the coast of Panama, scientists witnessed something you might expect to see on an anthill or beehive -- or ma...

Soy/Somos: Any Bridge Between People Is Worth Crossing.

Marlena Maduro Baraf | Posted 04.08.2016 | Home
Marlena Maduro Baraf

From my blog Soy/Somos, a series that celebrates the many identities of Latinos in the USA. You can read the introductory post here: Soy/Somos: We Are...