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Soy/Somos: We Are Many

Marlena Maduro Baraf | Posted 02.05.2016 | Latino Voices
Marlena Maduro Baraf

There are huge differences among us, but we also have much in common. And it starts with language and with being "Latino" and all that this means in this American nation.

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.

Why Ecuador Will Always Be The Ultimate Retirement Haven

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 01.30.2016 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

It was our first time living outside the U.S., and it was an eye-opener. Talk about new beginnings...we barely knew how to ask for milk, bread, and eggs. But we did have some things going for us. They were, in fact, all the things Ecuador had going for it -- low cost of living, perfect weather, and some of the friendliest, most understanding people on the planet.

The American Zika Virus Threat: What You Need to Know

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.29.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Zika virus (Zv) infects people via daytime mosquitoes carrying it, and rarely via sex with infected partners. Mosquitoes can bite infected people and then bite others, transmitting Zv to new people.

The 5 Best Apps For Learning Spanish

France Francois | Posted 01.20.2016 | Technology
France Francois

Rather than buying more index cards and starting the tedious task of making flashcards out of every new word all over again, I whipped out my cell phone and started researching apps that could help me learn Spanish.

Slipping Into Spanish And Breaking Barriers Between Latinos

Marlena Maduro Baraf | Posted 01.15.2016 | Latino Voices
Marlena Maduro Baraf

Our shared commitment to family and respect for elders is assumed. The fast, workaday American culture recedes. It takes on the role of "other." We Latinos and Hispanos open up to one another. The familiarity of us becomes the "we."

Beat-Boxing Spider Monkey

Zorianna Kit | Posted 01.04.2016 | Good News
Zorianna Kit

I spent some quality time with this spider monkey, and when I brought out a stuffed animal, the excitement it created was caught beautifully in this video, proving just how positive the effects of animal enrichment can be. Let the beat-boxing begin!

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.

Watch Wingsuited Model Soar Between Two Skyscrapers In Death-Defying Stunt

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.19.2015 | Weird News

Wingsuit pilot Roberta Mancino soared between two skyscrapers in Panama City for her latest death-defying stunt. Breathtaking footage pos...

The 5 Best Places To Buy Property Overseas In 2016

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 12.14.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Thanks to an uber-strong dollar, foreign markets in recession and worse, and rapidly expanding middle classes in key locations, we are amidst what I refer to as a golden age for the purchase of real estate overseas. Here are five markets that offer appealing lifestyle advantages and investment upside.

Sustainable Global Health Demands Connections

Steph Thompson | Posted 12.10.2015 | World
Steph Thompson

PANAMA CITY, PANAMA - I danced with a Dominican plastic surgeon one night in Panama, and it all made sense: what really needs to happen to ensure qual...

How Retiring To Rural Panama Changed My Outlook On Life

Peg Fairbairn | Posted 12.04.2015 | Fifty
Peg Fairbairn

A $20 soccer ball changed my life. Or at least my attitude toward life. Here's how.

Hiring Guru: Mossack Fonseca - International HR

David Jensen | Posted 12.02.2015 | Business
David Jensen

As I am so accustomed to interviewing entrepreneurs, I was interested in the path of a Human Resources professional for such an international corporat...

The Quest to Build the World's Most Sustainable Town in the Middle of the Panamanian Jungle

Carly Schwartz | Posted 01.15.2016 | Green
Carly Schwartz

Skeptics often ask Stice what a bunch of idealistic American millennials living together in the jungle are doing doing to responsibly integrate with the wider Panamanian community. But observing Kalu Yalans interacting with their neighbors suggests it's extremely important to them.

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).

Finding Your Niche, Ex-Pat Style

Steve Mariotti | Posted 11.06.2015 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Last year, a chance encounter with Einstein's legacy and its keepers, the Landau brothers reignited my passion for physics and math. My search for cl...

Astoria Characters: The Life Listener

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 11.03.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There are parts of his past that are sad, so William Javier Velazquez does what he has been doing his entire life to ease the pain. He puts a record on the turntable.

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.

The 10 Best Countries To Live Abroad

Malte Zeeck | Posted 10.14.2015 | Travel
Malte Zeeck

Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality.

How Not to See Panama in Six Days

Wendy E. Simmons | Posted 10.13.2015 | 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.

How To Retire In This Welcoming Caribbean Paradise

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 10.08.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Two years ago, Jim and Kathy Suits retired to Belize. Kathy wanted to be living someplace warmer than Tacoma, Washington, where the couple had been living. Jim wanted to be someplace where the government wasn't interfering with his day-to-day life. So Jim and Kathy made a country short list.

15 Reasons to Catch the Next Flight to Central America

minube | Posted 09.23.2015 | Travel
minube

If there's one word which sums up why Central America is such an amazing travel destination, it'd have to be "diversity."

10 Things You Didn't Know About the Panama Canal

Viator | Posted 09.21.2015 | Travel
Viator

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."

5 Insane Overwater Bungalows You Can Actually Afford

Spot | Posted 09.04.2015 | Travel
Spot

You might not be flush with cash, but that doesn't mean you need to give up on the overwater-bungalow fantasy, because who hasn't dreamed of staying in a cabana stilted over shimmering water, fish cruising below? We combed the world and came up with five stellar stays.

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.