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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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Kraków hosts organizers of 2019 World Youth Days in Panama | Weekly News Roundup, Feb. 10th, 2017

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Retiring in Panama: Five places that are ideal for relocating retirees

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Have you considered retiring in Panama? Have you already made your decision, but not sure exactly where in Panama you should retire to? With so many great communities here for retirees, you’ve got lots to look over and consider before you make the move. We fully recommend that before making any big decisions about moving, you come visit these places for yourself. That being said, here are five of our favorite places that we think are ideal for retires in Panama. Continue reading »

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All That Jazz: Experience Boquete, Panama’s Jazz and Blues Festival

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We’re full-swing into Summer here in Panama, and that means it’s festival season! If you’re visiting Panama, or live here year round, you’re going to have lots on your plate in February and March. One of the most popular festivals in Panama, especially for music lovers, is the Boquete Jazz and Blues Festival. It’s a can’t miss cultural experience that brings together some of the great international artists, as well as the expat community, and Panama’s music community together. The festival runs from Thursday, February 9th, to Sunday, February 12th. It takes place mostly at the amphitheater in Valle Escondido, a large resort and golf community development, right in the heart of Boquete. There are also various events throughout town, as well as open mic nights at local bars, and even parades. Continue reading »

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