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

Marlena Maduro Baraf | Posted 04.09.2017 | Latino Voices
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...

On Panama, Sanders Was No Prophet -- But He Wasn't Wrong Either

Eoin Higgins | Posted 04.09.2017 | Politics
Eoin Higgins

Sanders was as wrong about his forecasting of the future of Americans using Panama as a tax haven as he was right about Panama's attractiveness as a tax haven for the super-rich.

Keep a Close Watch on the Panama Papers, the Biggest, Most Damning Data Leak in the History of Journalism

Auditi Guha | Posted 04.05.2017 | World
Auditi Guha

There is no doubt that this is going to be an enormous, gigantic, gargantuan deal in months to come as the documents reveal how one firm helped the one percent launder money, dodge sanctions and evade tax with help from accountants, lawyers, banks and trusts.

Swiss Police Raid UEFA HQ After Panama Papers Leaks

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 04.06.2016 | World

ZURICH/REYKJAVIK, (Reuters) - Swiss police raided the European soccer body UEFA on Wednesday to seize information about a contract disclosed in the Pa...

The Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How of the Shocking #PanamaPapers

Kicker | Posted 04.05.2017 | World

]Panama, long famous for its beautiful beaches, is now known for the instantly infamous #PanamaPapers. (Charlie Leu/Flickr) Ahh... the beach. Who kne...

Bernie Sanders Called Out Panama As A 'World Leader' In Tax Evasion Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 04.06.2016 | Politics

Bernie Sanders cited concerns about tax evasion to explain his opposition to the 2011 U.S.-Panama free trade agreement. The Vermont senator now clai...

50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures in Panama (Including The San Blas Islands) Nicaragua, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica and Guatemala!

Patti R. Rose | Posted 03.29.2017 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

Traveling to Central America opened my world in so many ways, in terms of uniquely diverse, beautiful people and interesting cultures. I learned so much and had excellent opportunities to practice my Spanish language skills.

Negotiating A Property Purchase In A Developing Market

The Editors Of Live and Invest Overseas | Posted 03.23.2017 | Fifty
The Editors Of Live and Invest Overseas

A friend told me over dinner recently about a property purchase he tried to make in Mendoza, Argentina. He likes the city, but he travels a lot and ha...

5 Best-Value Retirement Havens For Under $1,500 A Month | Posted 03.18.2017 | Fifty

"I can easily afford to indulge myself whenever I want," says expat Rob Schneider. "Between breakfast, renting a catamaran, and dinner for two, I came away with change out of the $25 I had in my pocket this morning."

5 Must-See Islands In Panama

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.17.2017 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Panama has more than 1,400 islands, and, just like snowflakes, no two are exactly alike. The "perfect" Panamanian island for you depends on what you're looking for. Here are a few recommendations.

Panama's Boom Reflects Good Strategy

Gary Shapiro | Posted 03.16.2017 | World
Gary Shapiro

As its influences in the region grows, Panama continues to attract top talent and businesses. It serves as the Latin American base for many multinational companies, thanks in part to its growing infrastructure resources.

Where To Go If Politics Are Driving You Out Of The U.S.

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 03.16.2017 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

We recently read that, come November, Americans who are unhappy about the result of the upcoming presidential election will be welcomed to move to Canada's Cape Breton. Beyond Canada, where else could one move?

Soy/Somos: "I'm Not Yelling! I'm Cuban!"

Marlena Maduro Baraf | Posted 03.12.2017 | Latino Voices
Marlena Maduro Baraf

Her hair is dark, her skin tawny, her eyes the green of coke bottles with a little yellow limón in the mix. While we are speaking in English mostly, when she switches to Spanish, her Spanish is faster and more clipped than my own. Her "Cuban" is making me nostalgic for my family's voices in Panama.

This Couple's High-Flying Proposal Is Not For The Faint-Of-Heart

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.22.2016 | Queer Voices

Ecologist Kevin McLean planned to go to great heights to propose to his longtime boyfriend, Dan Aeschliman, while on a research trip in Panama. Little...

Why I Left The Stress Of America For A Tranquil Life In Panama | Posted 02.18.2017 | Fifty

One of the major benefits of living in Panama -- aside from the fantastic weather, highly affordable lifestyle, and great healthcare -- is intangible. It's simply not having to worry about things that might stress me out up north.

What Makes Carnaval In Panama So Spectacular

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 02.16.2017 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

In Panama recently, we witnessed the climax of the biggest party of the year in the country -- he weeklong bacchanal marked by around-the-clock drinking, dancing, and general debauchery known as Carnaval.

Dive Into a World of Ancient Wisdom, Music and Art at Tribal Gathering 2016 in Panama

Morena Duwe | Posted 02.15.2017 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Tribal Gathering's intent is not to end after 18 days but rather to develop programs that have a lasting effect creating longevity for the ideas conceived there. It is a fundraising event for the public charity GeoParadise.

Understanding Airlines' Low-Cost Pricing

The Editors Of Live and Invest Overseas | Posted 02.16.2017 | Fifty
The Editors Of Live and Invest Overseas

Panama is, indeed, the Hub of the Americas, and, living in Panama City, you'd think that traveling around Latin America would be easy and cheap. Easy, yes... cheap, not so much.

Panama City Beach: Time for Family Fun!

Kiley Smith | Posted 02.11.2017 | Travel
Kiley Smith

Panama City Beach Bans Alcohol During Spring Break - Time for Family Fun! 2016 is prepped to be a year unlike any other for Panama City Beach. ...

4 Of The Most Beautiful Beaches In The Caribbean

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 02.10.2017 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

One of Panama's greatest assets is its beachfront. This is a little country with two long coasts and several clusters of outlying islands ... meaning lots of different beaches. Here are my top picks, depending on your agenda, based on more than 15 years of scouting in this country.

Soy/Somos: We Are Many

Marlena Maduro Baraf | Posted 02.04.2017 | 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 02.03.2017 | 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 01.29.2017 | 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 01.29.2017 | 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 01.20.2017 | 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.