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The 25th Anniversary of the U.S. Invasion of Panama

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

With a thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations we might have an opportunity to come to terms with the long and sordid history of the United States' actions in the Caribbean divorced from the anti-communist hyperbole we still hear from some politicians and pundits.

Celebrating and Forgetting One Hundred Years at the Panama Canal

Blake Scott | Posted 12.16.2014 | Travel
Blake Scott

The water rises and another ship - an oil tanker - passes through a set of giant steel gates. Thousands of people have gathered at the Miraflores viewing center in Panama City to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the Panama Canal.

In Panama, Ex-Gang Members Lead Tours of Former Danger Zones

Mark Chesnut | Posted 12.10.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

Jafet Glissant was 14 years old when he joined Ciudad de Dios, a gang named after Cidade de Deus, the Brazilian film about street gangs in Rio de Janeiro. Today, he's a tour guide with Fortaleza Tours.

A Ride on the New Panama Metro, Central America's First Subway

Mark Chesnut | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
Mark Chesnut

Panama's capital is truly in growth mode. Consider this: Panama City is home to the tallest buildings in Central America, the first Waldorf Astoria and Trump hotels in Latin America, and the first Frank Gehry-designed museum (the BioMuseo) in Latin America.

5 Amazing Cities for Raising a Family (and They Aren't Where You Think)

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 11.03.2014 | Travel
Ombretta Di Dio

You've always imagined, even as a teenager, that most of your days would be spent commuting from the aforementioned suburban paradise to your workplace, so that you could just to come back home and do it all over again the next day.

Couple's Home Invaded by Baby Sloths (PHOTOS)

Lucy Cooke | Posted 10.30.2014 | Green
Lucy Cooke

Rescued adult sloths are released back into the jungle as soon as they are fit but orphaned babies are extremely vulnerable and need 24-hour care. So the couple have had to give up their home to their sleepy adopted babies until they are old enough to be released back into the wild.

The 5 Best Clothing-Optional Resorts In The World

Thrillist | Posted 12.10.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

While the world has a lot of beautiful beach resorts where sunscreen's more important than pants, they -- like their naked guests -- come in all shapes and sizes.

Insider Knowledge On The Best Panamanian Crafts.. And Where To Find Them

InternationalLiving.com | Posted 11.22.2014 | Travel
InternationalLiving.com

Panama's artisans are perhaps the best-kept secret in the world of handicrafts. In every region you'll find master craftspeople quietly selling their wares in small stores and on roadsides.

Which Tropical Island Is Right for You?

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 10.26.2014 | Travel
Ombretta Di Dio

Scattered through the seven seas, these seductive islands are the perfect example of everything there's to love about tropical life.

Climate Change This Week: China Out Competes US on Solar, Droughts and Chills, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

The Panama Canal - Part 2 of 3

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 10.20.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

One hundred years later, Panama is a truly independent nation that with great sacrifices and diplomatic efforts managed to regain sovereignty over the Canal Zone. Nevertheless, reaching this point had a high cost for this young republic, which gradually is becoming a regional economic power.

Climate Change This Week: Stormy Constipation, Solar Utility Comeback, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 10.16.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

Why Well Traveled Kids Make The Most Successful Adults

Ombretta Di Dio | Posted 10.15.2014 | Travel
Ombretta Di Dio

I started traveling at a young age and I never stopped, thanks to my parents, who nourished and incited my passion to discover different cultures and realities.

The Comeback Kids: 5 Former Danger Zones That Are Ready for Travel

Gogobot | Posted 10.13.2014 | Travel
Gogobot

Travel warnings and restrictions are a traveler's worst nightmare, and a sobering reminder that the world is a complicated place, but you can take solace in knowing that a once-dangerous area can make a comeback.

The Elusive Road to Peace in Colombia

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.12.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

Colombian President Santos staked his job on finalizing a peace agreement with the FARC guerrillas. Voters rewarded him with a mandate in June's run-off election, giving him a decisive victory over right-wing challenger Oscar Zuluaga.

The Panama Canal - Part 1 of 3

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 10.05.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far. Theodore Roosevelt It will soon be 100 years since the opening of the Panama Canal, a feat of ...

Climate Change This Week: US Flunks Efficiency, Green Bonds Grow, And More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.

My Conversation with the Multi-Faceted Rubén Blades

Tavis Smiley | Posted 09.22.2014 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tonight on PBS, I'm joined by Rubén Blades. The 10-time Grammy winner, Harvard law school grad and former presidential candidate in Panama reflects on his varied career and talks about his new CD, Tangos.

Climate Change This Week: Super Typhoon, Solar Keeps Spreading, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.13.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

Climate Change This Week: Patriots Win the Fracking War, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 09.05.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, July 5, 2014 H...

Climate Change This Week: Packing Record Heat, Fracking Leaks and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

A Dangerous Summer for Central American Kids

Mark Hetfield | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Mark Hetfield

This month, as kids across the United States wrapped up the school year and started their summer breaks, thousands of children from Central America were embarking on a different kind of transition.

Measuring Misery in Latin America: More Dollarization, Please

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

In my misery index, I calculate a ranking for all countries where suitable data from the Economist Intelligence Unit exist. A higher score in the misery index means that the country, and its constituents, are more miserable. Indeed, this is a table where you do not want to be first.

Leave Nobody Behind

Tom Halsted | Posted 08.10.2014 | Politics
Tom Halsted

Whatever the circumstances, the basic, decent fact remains: American soldiers must not be abandoned, for whatever reason -- a principle that has been upheld throughout history, war after war after war.

The 35 Most Amazing National Parks On Earth

minube | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
minube

What's the quickest way to realize how truly amazing our planet is? Simple: Visit the world's greatest national parks.