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Panama City to Turn 500 : Weekly News Roundup, June 15th 2019

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A Cultural Tour of Panama’s Capital

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Whether you’re in Panama City to visit or live here full-time, getting to know the place requires more than just the typical daily routine. Sure, you’ll have a great time no matter what’s on your schedule, but if you really want to connect with Panama City on a deeper level, you’ll have to get to know its culture. This means more than just getting a local bite to eat (though as you’ll see, that will be part of it), or having friends and colleagues who are Panamanian. It’s about digging into the fabric that makes the city great, learning about their history, embracing their present, and discovering what makes the culture run. Want to know where to start? Here’s how.
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Climate change poses new threat to Panama Canal : Weekly News Roundup, June 7th 2019

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Is moving to Panama right for you?

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Are you ready to move to Panama? Is moving to Panama the right choice? Is this the right time? These are tough questions, with no simple answers, that every expat has asked themselves and every future expat will ask themselves. Moving to Panama is a big step! In fact, moving anywhere is a big step, and one that you should plan for, but not overthink or drive yourself crazy about. All big decisions, no matter how many things you need to factor into them before making them, come down to one overarching question you need to ask yourself: is this right for you? Here’s how to best find the answer, when the question is moving to Panama.
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The Best Neighborhoods for Expats in Panama City are…

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Moving to Panama City? You’ll need to find the perfect area that fits you, and for many, that means somewhere that expats can adjust and thrive. There are many expats all over Panama, but when it comes to business and cultural centers, no place is better than Panama City. The city continues to grow at a breakneck pace, and each neighborhood offers something a little different. Here are what we believe to be Panama City’s top 5 neighborhoods for expats:
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Migrants Dreaming of US Brave Hellish Panamanian Jungle Odyssey : Weekly News Roundup, May 31st 2019

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How to spend a day off in Panama City, a simple guide

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If you’re visiting Panama City for fun, work in Panama City, or here for work, chances are you’ll have some downtime. People all need time off, and when you’re not familiar with a new place, it can sometimes be a challenge to figure out how to spend it. Don’t worry! In Panama City, there’s plenty to do when you’ve got nothing to do at all. With many types of attractions and diversions, you’ll find that your vacation day, day off work, or time visiting friends and family will be full of local fun. Here’s a quick guide to how you can enjoy a full day of leisure in the big city.
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How Panama is poised to evolve past post-corruption problems

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Panamanian political groups, state-run organizations, and politicians have had a rough go at shaking the “corruption” label over the past few years, and it shows. People are upset, people are tired of feeling scammed, people want a change, and they’re taking action to do something about it. Corruption was the main focus (again) during the 2019 election campaign season, and will be a prime area of focus for Panama’s new president, Laurentino “Nito” Cortizo. This year, Panamanian voters showed strong support for an independent candidate who promised to separate his administration from the groups who’ve betrayed the citizens in the past. Much of the Cortizo vote, in fact, was a sort of referendum on the corruption allowed by Ricardo Martinell’s party (CD) even. The signs are there. If Panama’s government doesn’t actively push out corruption, or the perception/fear of corruption, they will not be able to reach their full potential.
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Nike cancels Puerto Rico-homage sneaker with Panama design. : Weekly News Roundup, May 22nd, 2019

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Buying Real Estate in Panama? Read this first…

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Have you been considering buying real estate in Panama as an investment, or as your next home? Real estate in Panama is quite popular for international buyers, with a growing market in both new and old properties, and long-term rental potential all over the country. Real estate in Panama is diverse, dynamic, and can truly fit any budget, as long as you know where to look, (and more importantly) what you’re looking for. The hardest part for most people when it comes to buying Panama real estate is getting the whole process started. How do you find the properties? How do you get info on the local market? Most importantly, how do you know if what you’re getting is worth it? Don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for.
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