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Remains of U.S. submarine innovator exhumed in Panama. : Weekly News Roundup, October 14th, 2018

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“Fiestas Patrias” in Panama: November is a month of celebration

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If you’ve ever experienced the month of November in Panama, you know that it is unlike any other month of the year when it comes to experience. November is the “mes de la patria”, or “patriotic month” in English, where most of the country’s non-religious national holidays are held. This means that it’s an incredibly important month to both the people and businesses of Panama, as well as the government and the entire country’s infrastructure. Panama celebrates 5 official holidays during November, with many of the days in between taken as de-facto, or “bridge” holidays to make them longer. There are two official Independence Days (one from Colombia, and one from Spain), a flag day, and a number of days that commemorate battles that all lead to the country’s independence. Here are some things that will help you navigate and better understand Panama’s patriotic holiday season.
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Panama wins opener of CONCACAF Women’s World Cup qualifying. : Weekly News Roundup, October 7th, 2018

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Five Reasons You Should Move Your Family to Panama!

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When looking to live and invest in Panama, you’re sometimes not just making a decision for yourself, but for your whole family. Relocating your family can be tough, especially if you have kids. Luckily, in Panama, there’s lots of potential for kids, including expats who relocate. Whether you’re moving to Panama for just a few years, or here for the long haul, you can find family-friendly activities, housing, recreation, and schools to fit your need. To give you a little taste of what’s in store for you and the family in your Panama adventure, here are 5 great reasons that make Panama a family-friendly destination.
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How Growth in Tourism Will Bolster Panama’s Overall Economy in 2019

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By global standards, Panama’s near decade of unprecedented growth has been impressive. Even during a global financial slowdown, Panama managed to stay the course and pull through. And while most of this is attributed to banking/financial services, shipping logistics, and Canal-related business, there is one market that has been making huge inroads, as well as an economic impact: tourism. Tourism has brought in millions of new visitors each year, and believe it or not, has encouraged external growth in investment as a byproduct of it. In order to adapt and survive in the modern global economy, Panama (and everyone one else) needs to adapt. Can tourism be that boost that takes them to the next level?
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Marriott takes control of Panama Trump tower after long dispute. : Weekly News Roundup, September 28th, 2018

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Art and Culture in Panama: A short guide for expats and visitors

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People who are planning on relocating to Panama, or even just visiting there, have lots of different tastes when it comes to what to do and how to spend their time. Of course, Panama is largely known for its economy, nature and wildlife areas, beaches (and beach resorts), and banking, but those who live here also know it for its magnificent art and culture. If you’re a fan of the arts, and appreciate new cultures and ways of expressing them, then there’s a lot in store for you here in Panama. Here’s where to start, if you’ve recently moved here or just plan on visiting.
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Guide to Transportation in Panama: What you need to know

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Transportation, and knowing how to get around, is essential no matter where you live. When you relocate to Panama, or to a new country, you’ll need to get around efficiently, and in a way that is both comfortable and suits your budget. Transportation in Panama is diverse, busy, and with lots of variables that go into the logistics and day-to-day tasks to get where you need to go. Before arriving here, you should check out all of your options, and decide how you want to get around, and how much you want to spend to do so. Here are some tips on how to maximize your Panama transportation experiences.
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New species of blood-red coral found off Panama coast. : Weekly News Roundup, September 21st, 2018

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Visiting Panama on a Budget? Here’s how to do it best!

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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.
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