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

Carly Schwartz | Posted 11.24.2015 | 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

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

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

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.

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 | 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

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.