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Third Time's the Charm for International Film Festival of Panama

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Andrea R. Vaucher

IFF Panama's significance on the film festival circuit was firmly established by its third edition, which wrapped April 9 in Panama City. Festival...

5 Reasons to Visit Panama City Right Now

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

I think we've all gotten the message that winter has been extended. If you're ready to pack your bags and head south, Panama City is the ticket. Exotica plus ease. Sunshine and smiles.

Yemanja: Feeding A Dream In The Carribean

Dark Rye | Posted 04.03.2014 | Taste
Dark Rye

Just try a Vampira -- tequila, tomato, and some secrets even Bloody Mary wants to know -- and see if you ever want to go home again.

If You Build It: Latin America's Infrastructure Deficit

Thomas Corrigan | Posted 04.02.2014 | College
Thomas Corrigan

There is no doubt that next week's World Economic Forum in Panama (April 1-3) takes place at a pivotal moment in the region's economic integration, but its location carries a symbolism that should resonate across Latin America.

Climate Change This Week: Clean Energy Calls, Science Signals, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.28.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 27 2014 4 How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate chang...

18 Life-Changing Adventures That'll Make You Curse Your Desk

minube | Posted 03.20.2014 | Travel

These trips inspire us to head out to the far reaches of the Earth in search of wild, rugged lands, unique cultures, and unforgettable experiences.

Popular Expat Haven in Panama | Posted 03.12.2014 | Fifty


Hillary Clinton: Playing a Dog-Eared 'Hitler' Card

Norman Solomon | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Norman Solomon

From the Vietnam War to the Iraq War, facile and wildly inaccurate comparisons between foreign adversaries and Adolf Hitler have served the interests of politicians hell-bent on propelling the United States into war. Often, those politicians succeeded. The carnage and the endless suffering have been vast.

Panama Canal Dispute Sees Some Progress

AP | JUAN ZAMORANO | Posted 02.13.2014 | Latino Voices

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano said Wednesday the agency has reached tentative agreement with contractors on some of th...

Panama Canal Expansion Project Stopped

AP | JUAN ZAMORANO | Posted 02.05.2014 | Latino Voices

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Work on the ambitious Panama Canal expansion project was halted Wednesday after talks broke down on how to settle a dispute over ...

World's Top 10 Retirement Spots In 2014 | Posted 04.05.2014 | Fifty


What Good Is a Global Retirement Index?

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 03.25.2014 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

Deciding to change your entire life and relocate somewhere with a different culture, economy, government and probably a different language altogether isn't the kind of thing you do by picking a country off a menu.

Is Panama Truly a Retirement Haven? Part 5: Bocas Del Toro

George Rajna | Posted 03.16.2014 | Fifty
George Rajna

Bocas quickly turned into a disappointment. I missed the Latin vibe and healthier food choices. However, what led us to depart the following morning was another reason entirely.

Is Panama Truly a Retirement Haven? Part 4 of 5

George Rajna | Posted 03.12.2014 | Fifty
George Rajna

Even though Boquete would thus far be my top retirement pick in Panama, I am not sure I can wholeheartedly recommend nor endorse this town based on my brief experience.

Panama Canal Authority's Proposal To End Dispute

AP | JUAN ZAMORANO | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

PANAMA CITY (AP) — The Panama Canal Authority said Tuesday that it wants to end a standoff over the expansion of the canal by splitting construction...

Is Panama Truly a Retirement Haven? Santa Fe, Part 3 of 5

George Rajna | Posted 03.08.2014 | Fifty
George Rajna

The town was attractive with friendly locals and the restaurants served up tasty and cheap food. Affordable accommodation would not be an issue and the attractive surrounding mountains dotted with waterfalls amidst the green fertile forests and jungle seemed a no brainer.

The World's 10 Best Places To Retire In 2014 | Posted 03.08.2014 | Fifty

In this, our annual Global Retirement Index 2014, we profile the best destinations for good-value living around the world today.

Panama Seeks International Help To Continue Canal's Expansion

AP | KATHIA MARTINEZ | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama's president said Thursday that he'll travel to Italy and Spain to seek their governments' help in resolving a $1.6 billion...

Is Panama Truly a Retirement Haven? El Valle and Pedasi, Part 2 of 5

George Rajna | Posted 03.05.2014 | Fifty
George Rajna

Pedasi was pleasant enough with a small colonial core and outlining wild rocky beaches strewn with driftwood. However, as we were uninterested after a brief visit, we wondered what retirees would do with their spare time.

Is Panama Truly a Retirement Haven? Part 1 of 5

George Rajna | Posted 03.04.2014 | Fifty
George Rajna

Over the last 10 years, countless periodicals, blogs and websites have claimed that Panama is an ideal retirement destination for a variety of reasons.

3 Best Places To Live The American Retirement Dream Overseas

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 02.03.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Perhaps you like the idea of stretching your retirement dollars as far as possible (who doesn't?) and reducing your cost of living and of health care, while at the same time enriching and enhancing your quality of life, but you're not up for learning a new language or putting up with the day-to-day challenges and frustrations of life in the developing world. Fair enough.

When Retiring Overseas, Take Thanksgiving With You

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.28.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

You couldn't buy a turkey, plucked or in any condition, really, other than roaming around a barnyard, in Waterford, Ireland, when we moved there years ago. Nor could you find cranberry sauce or pumpkin filling for making a pie in any supermarket.

10 Cabins to Inspire You to Escape From the World

minube | Posted 01.26.2014 | Travel

Since inspiration is the first step in any unforgettable journey, we've looked at recommendations from our community of travelers to find those far-flung cabins, huts, lodges, and tents where you can shack up far from the worries of the outside world.

Leaving Stress Behind In Search Of A Better Life South Of The Border | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty

Isabelle and Robert Shahverdians lived and breathed stress and chaos in Los Angeles. Their lives were filled with long work days and long commutes, all to pay for life in the fast lane.

This May Be The Most Beautiful Place In The Caribbean | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty

You won't find the huge resorts of other Caribbean destinations in Bocas del Toro, Panama... just an easygoing, water-lover's paradise, where snorkeling, island-hopping, and beach-combing are the order of the day. This is the Caribbean as it should be -- clean, white-sand beaches; the freshest fruits and seafood; colorful wildlife; and smiling, laid-back locals.