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Morgan Freeman, Frank Grillo to Star in Action Movie ‘Panama’ : Weekly News Roundup, August 29th 2019

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Panama’s Population Continues to Grow, as Country Builds to Meet Demand

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In 2010, during the census taken of the entire country of Panama, there were 3,322,576 registered residents on the isthmus. Now, according to new data, that number could reach over 4,000,000 the end of 2019. This is a massive increase for such a small amount of time, and one that many believe is a positive sign of both economic growth, and quality of life increases. During this same period, Panama added thousands of new houses and residential buildings to meet the demand, sparking a construction boom unlike any in the region. Now, as the population continues to surge, Panama continues to work hard to meet growth for relocation and international investment.
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Traveling to Panama on a budget? We can help!

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Find the best deals on flights, where to stay, where to eat, and where to shop, all before you’ve stepped foot in this wonderful Central American country. Here are a few pointers to help get you started.
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Panama Selects ‘Everybody Changes’ for International Feature Film Category : Weekly News Roundup, August 22nd 2019

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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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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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Ricardo Martinelli: former Panama president not guilty of spying. : Weekly News Roundup, August 15th 2019

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Five important steps to take to open a bank account in Panama

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Offshore investment remains steady in Panama, and that means lots of opportunities for business and banking. One of the most functional and feasible options in this region when it comes to business, retirement, or relocation is to open a Panama bank account as soon as you can. Panama has long had a reputation for secure offshore banking, and has very favorable laws for both offshore investors, and residents. If you want to open a bank account in Panama, however, you’ll need to do a few things ahead of time to prepare. The process is much easier than practically every country in Latin America, and with a small investment and a good lawyer, this can be done quickly, and painlessly. Here are 5 solid steps you’ll need to take before you open a bank account in Panama:
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Discover Pedasi: A fantastic eco-friendly expat community

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For people who are looking to relocate to, or retire in Panama, the town of Pedasi in the Azuero Peninsula is at the top of the list these days. Its growing popularity is coming at a time where record numbers of expats are choosing Panama as their new home, and there’s good reason for it too. Pedasi is remote, safe, full of fun things to do, and surrounded by some of the country’s most beautiful biodiversity. It’s also a well-known area of Panamanian ecological preservation, and a burgeoning coast for surfers, body boarders, and lovers of the beach in general.
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Panama says canal operating normally; no ships detained : Weekly News Roundup, August 9th 2019

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