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On a budget? You can still enjoy Panama’s tourist-friendly Old City!

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Panama’s Casco Viejo neighborhood is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. It’s also home to the seat of Panama’s government, and one of the hottest areas for both residential and commercial real estate. In other words, Casco is the “place to be”, and that means that by nature, prices for goods and services tend to be higher. Casco has lots of luxury options when it comes to dining, shopping, and seeing the sights, but there are also some great deals to be had, too! If you want to see the best of Casco on a budget, here are some easy-to-follow tips. Check it out!
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Relocate or Retire in Panama: Here are 6 quick tips

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If you’re planning on relocating to or retiring in Panama, chances are you’ll need to do some adjusting. This isn’t to say that it’ll be a bad experience; simply that moving to another country, and another culture, involves a lot of changes in a very short time. Getting personally adjusted to a new life, and new lifestyle, can be extremely rewarding, and a actually a lot of fun. Here are some simple tips to help you adjust to Panama, and make your stay, or new life here, much easier:
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Cortizo wins unexpectedly close race. : Weekly News Roundup, May 7th, 2019

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Cortizo Wins Highly Contested Panama Presidential Election

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In what seemed to be a relatively mild and scandal-free campaign season leading up to the 2019 elections, Panama has voted and chosen a new president. That president, elected by just over a third of Panama’s voters, is Nito Cortizo. While not a particularly radical change, it does mark the return of Panama’s PRD party, which many believed would happen after 5 years of Varela’s Panamenista party in power. The election comes at a time where Panama’s general public opinion of their leadership is at a low, with the main focus on Varela’s various disappointments and the overall culture of corruption within the presidency and congress. It’s because of this public sentiment that this election almost slipped away from the traditional party brokers, too. Here’s why.
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Visiting Panama City? Check out the Amador Causeway!

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Panama City is a packed metropolis, known for its hustle and bustle, business center, and luxury residential, office, and hotel towers. These have become the public face of Panama City, and the iconic symbols of a city, and country on the rise. But if you talk about the history of the city, the Canal, and how it’s been settled over the years, you’d be remiss if you didn’t highlight the Amador Causeway. The Amador Causeway and islands lay on the far south side of Panama City. The islands are connected by a thin strip of land, and subsequent avenue that connects them with the city and have a rich history and bright future ahead of them, all in one. For years, Panamanians have been using this part of the city as a refuge from the hustle and bustle; a place to live or spend the day on the water, just minutes from downtown.
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Panama: Jailed ex-president barred from May elections. : Weekly News Roundup, April 29th, 2019

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Looking for a quiet mountain community? Check out Volcan!

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Retirement in Panama is big these days, and there are many communities that cater to expats of all ages and budgets. The western mountains of Panama have long been a top retirement destination for both expats and locals, especially Boquete. But recently, and under the radar of many, another local town in Chiriqui has been quietly becoming the ideal destination to settle down in Panama. That town is Volcan, and while it’s a bit smaller and quieter than it’s neighbor Boquete, it has lots to offer as a relocation destination, and it’s getting better every year.
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Retire in Panama Right: Plan ahead!

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Are you trying to plan your Panama retirement, and just not so sure how to do it? Don’t worry, this is a common feeling, and it’s completely understandable. Planning you retirement isn’t easy, especially if you’re moving abroad. There’s a lot to consider, and in the end you want to make sure you’re making decisions that are the best for both you, and your family. If you want to plan your Panama retirement properly, you can do it a lot simpler if you are well informed, and plan ahead. That’s why we’ve come up with a concise list that will help you plan your Panama retirement simply, and effectively. Here are four simple steps to get you on your way.
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US Navy Should Think Big To Take Advantage Of Wider Panama Canal. : Weekly News Roundup, April 22nd, 2019

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Chiriqui on the Rise: How Panama’s west is best for tourism

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Panama’s tourism sector is a major reason why the local economy is so strong, but it may surprise you where it’s truly excelling. Far from the hustle and bustle of the capital city, and the tropical islands of the Caribbean coast, Chiriqui has carved a name out for itself as a major go-to destination for tourists. Chiriqui is Panama’s westernmost province, and is known for its agriculture, hikes, coffee plantations, and cool, temperate climate. Chiriqui is also a short flight from Panama City, and borders Costa Rica on its western side. But what really drives tourists to Chiriqui, and how is the province handling all the new attention?
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