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Assets in Panama banks reach record level despite ‘Panama Papers’ | Weekly News Roundup, March 17th, 2017

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How to Visit Panama on a Budget

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Planning on moving to Panama or retiring in Panama? You’re going to want to visit first. For many people, budgets are tight when it comes to international travel, especially if you want to do a lot, and see a lot before making your decision to move. With so much to see in Panama, planning a full trip at a great price is important. Luckily for you, it’s also very doable, and with just a bit of preparation, can be done without a hitch. From lodging to transportation, food and entertainment, and excursions for the whole family, you’ll be able to find the perfect exploration trip, without breaking the bank. Here are some tips on how to do it. Continue reading »

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Ex-Panama Ruler General Noriega Suffers Brain Hemorrhage | Weekly News Roundup, March 10th, 2017

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Enjoy the 6th Edition of The Panama International Film Festival!

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It’s hard to believe that the Panama International Film Festival (IFF Panama) is about to embark on its sixth year, but here we are again. What started as a simple idea to showcase local film talent, has blossomed into one of the premier cinema events in Latin America. The IFF is a week-long festival that includes screenings, Q & A with cast and production staff, lectures, a gala, and a whole lot of fun. There are nearly 70 different films that will be screened over the course of 7 days, at a variety of theaters all over Panama City. They’re from all over the world, and divided into categories by region and style. Festival goers will get to immerse themselves in cinema each day, and learn a little bit more about the industry and the people who make it along the way. Continue reading »

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Panama City Zoo Anxiously Awaits it’s 37 Million Dollar Makeover | Weekly News Roundup, March 3rd, 2017

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Quintessential Casco Viejo: Panama’s historic, bohemian treasure

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Casco Viejo, Panama is the Panama City’s top destination for tourism (as well as the country’s), and there’s little to know discrepancy as to why. Casco Viejo is the historic old city at the southwest end of Panama City, just a few minutes drive from the Canal Zone. Known as just “Casco” to most people, it is the most culturally and historically significant neighborhood in Panama. It’s also home to the office of the presidency. Casco is Panama City’s heart, and where the country was founded and fought for many times, as it went from colony to colony, and eventually independence. During and after the Noriega regime and the following decade or two, Casco went through a bit of a “slump” due to the economics and politics of the day. However, these days, the area is undergoing a renaissance, and it’s only just the beginning. Continue reading »

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Panama Prospers Thanks to US Dollar | Weekly News Roundup, Feb. 25th, 2017

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The 5 Best Things to Do in Panama in 2017

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We’re off to a great start here in Panama in 2017 so far, and this year looks to be a great one when it comes to living in Panama or visiting Panama. As a country that’s always on the go, there’s plenty of new things to do and explore each year. In the spirit of Carnaval, and a fresh start, here are our top 5 best things we think you should do in Panama in 2017. Let us know if we missed anything! Continue reading »

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Panama registers 8% increase in 2016 bunker sales | Weekly News Roundup, Feb. 17th, 2017

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Enjoy Carnaval in Panama: Your quick guide to a long weekend of events

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Carnaval is almost here, and that means lots of fun and culturally exciting events here in Panama! You’ve heard about the parties, and the water hoses, and the music, but did you know that there’s also a lot of deep cultural significance to these yearly celebrations? Panama is alive with things to do during Carnaval days, and you’re sure to find something you love, no matter what your tastes or budget. To help guide you along the way, here are some of the best ways, we believe, you should spend Carnaval. Continue reading »

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