Costa Rica and Panama bust migrant-smuggling ring, arrest dozens : Weekly News Roundup, July 30th 2019

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Welcome to the Panama Weekly News Roundup! Here’s the latest.

Costa Rica and Panama bust migrant-smuggling ring, arrest dozens

Costa Rican and Panamanian officials on Tuesday morning arrested nearly 50 people linked to an international network suspected of smuggling migrants through Central America and towards the United States, prosecutors said.

In one of the largest operations against people smugglers conducted in the country, Costa Rican migration police and prosecutors raided 36 locations on the border with Panama and Nicaragua, arresting 37 suspected members of the network.

In Panama, federal police arrested 12 people connected to the same network, local authorities said.

The number of migrants crossing the region to reach the United States has grown in recent years, stoking tensions between the Trump administration and Mexico and Central America.

Source: Euro News

Panama Canal increases draught for neo-Panamax locks

t has been raining heavily in the Panama Canal watershed recently, leading Canal authorities to reconsider the maximum authorised draught for the vessels transiting the new neo-panamax locks as the levels of Gatun Lake are rising.

Effective immediately, and until further notice, the maximum authorised draught allowed for vessels transiting the neo-panamax locks will be 13.72m (45.0 feet) TFW.

The ACP will continue to closely monitor the level of Gatun Lake in order to announce future draft adjustments in a timely manner.

Source: Seatrade Maritime

The 10 Best Places to Retire in Panama.

Panama is one of the world’s top retirement destinations. In this country, you have three dramatically different retirement lifestyle options to choose among: cosmopolitan cities, beautiful beachfront towns and cooler mountain climes.

There are appealing retirement spots for retirees on strict budgets as well as upscale amenities for those whose retirement resources stretch a little further. Consider these 10 great places to retire in Panama:

Source: US News


Moving to Panama With Kids: What you need to know first!/h2>
When you plan on moving to Panama, for many of us, this means moving with the whole family. And in many cases, that means kids, and kids of all ages. Relocating anywhere with your kids can be tough on the whole family, and it’s understandable.

There are so many changes that take place, and it is a big transition, especially when you’re young. But that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have to be fun. Moving to Panama can be a rewarding, and learning experience for people of all ages, and a great way to bond with your kids. Here are 5 things we recommend knowing, before you move to Panama, to make the transition as fun, and as easy as possible.

Source: POLS Blog

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