A New Contender Has Emerged for the Best Credit in Latin America

If you had to name the country that bond investors consider to be the best credit in all of Latin America, which would you guess? Chile, many of you will be inclined to blurt out....

Panama Tourist Spending Continues to Slow Down

From January to October 2017, tourist spending grew by only 1.6% compared to the same period in 2016, significantly lower than the 13% recorded between 2015 and 2016. According to figures from the Office of...

Chinese Tourists Coming To Panama

TODAY PANAMA - Businessmen from the Panamanian tourist sector welcome the arrival of Air China flights in March 2018, but consider it will be a challenge to attract a type of tourist that seems...

UNESCO Recognizes Panama’s Hats: No, Not The Panama Hat, The Other One

LA PINTADA, Panama (AP) — Cultural authorities at UNESCO have recognized the artisans of Panama for their distinctive woven hats. No, not those hats; the famed “Panama hat” comes from Ecuador. Panama’s real contribution to...

Odebrecht cut from airport bidding

ODEBRECHT, The Brazilian Construction  Company that gave major election campaign donations to the Panamenista Party via the man who is now manager of Tocumen SA . and the party’s   treasurer will be disqualified from...

The Simpsons Invade Panama!

The Simpsons' first stop in their #TravesíaSimpson in Central America was Panama, as Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie take a vacation. And what's a visit to Panama without visiting the famous Panama Canal! ¡Los Simpson no...

Canal Future Could Rest On Going Green

The future of the Panama Canal in the face of accelerating climate change may depend on innovative green initiatives including floating solar panels. A solar project has a minimum life of 25 years, which means...

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Drums beat on border

LA UNION, on the Costa Rica-Panama border The hills of Costa Rica are alive with the sounds of war drums: And Nicaragua had better...

WORLD VIEW: Isis overhyped?

Editors Note: July 2016

July’s issue features a new initiative: the Bocas Breeze Photo Challenge. Read about that on page 5. I’d like to thank Sharon Adam for...

Google’s notification menu no longer has Google+ branding

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HEALTH WATCH: Preventing intestinal worms

By Dr Cory Couillard Up to two thirds of children are at risk of intestinal parasitic worms. The most common worms include roundworms, hookworms and...

Panama Canal Celebrates 14 Years in the Hands of its Legal Owners

31 de diciembre de 2013, 14:12Panama, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) The Panama Canal celebrates today 14 years of national administration, after the...

MEDIA WATCH: A legacy of corruption

Transit Board Conflict of Interest Probe

An investigation of all the members of the Board of Directors of the Transit Authority (ATTT) was initiated on Thursday, November 30, by the...

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Panama moves closer to rail link with Costa Rica

Panama moved a step closer to building a rail link to the Costa Rican border on Thursday, December 7 with the signing of an agreement with China to initiate a feasibility study in 2018. It...

Panama On The EU Black List

After two years of negotiations the European Union has reached a consensus and defined a list of 17 nations considered to be "tax havens", among which is Panama. For the first time, tax authorities in...

Transit Board Conflict of Interest Probe

An investigation of all the members of the Board of Directors of the Transit Authority (ATTT) was initiated on Thursday, November 30, by the National Transparency Authority Against Corruption (Antai). The investigation is to discover...

Drug Trafficking Groups Unleash Violence in Panama

(Prensa Latina) The recent bloodsheds in different sites of the country have been causing fear among the population today and concern in the Panamanian authorities, who state that violence comes from organized drug trafficking...

The Franchising Business in Panama

The sectors of gastronomy, services and clothing is where most of the more than 200 franchise chains, including both Panamanian and international, that operate in the country are concentrated. As in other countries in the...

Panamanian Coffee At $85 a Cup In Singapore

Starting in November, two cafés in Singapore will charge $85 for a cup of geisha coffee from Panama’s Hacienda La Esmeralda, according to the Straits Times. The coffee, grown in the Boquete highlands of Chiriqui...

Panama Canal reshapes LPG trade

Shipments are growing of liquefied petroleum gas, or LPG, from the United States to markets on the west coast of South America, as well as Asia, via the expanded Panama Canal. Big gas tankers currently...

Uber Disconnects 90% of Its Drivers In Panama

Uber in Panama announced that from 4:00 pm Friday, November 24, it began a test of what would be the service in line with the government decree of October 31, 2017. Uber said this means...

Ivanka and The Fugitive From Panama

(REUTERS) PANAMA CITY/TORONTO - In the spring of 2007, a succession of foreigners, many from Russia, arrived at Panama City airport to be greeted by a chauffeur who whisked them off in a white...

BOCAS HISTORY WITH CLYDE STEPHENS EPISIDE ONE: WORLD WAR II & BANANAS

(Tracuccion español abajo) You could fill hectares and hectares of banana plantations with all the things I didn’t know before sitting down with Clyde and Phyllis Stephens one afternoon at their lovely estate at Hospital...

12th Annual Chili Challenge: Record Numbers at Skully’s

The sun was shining and the weather was sweet and Bocas del Toro was at Skully’s tasting all the chili they could eat. The 12th annual Chili Cook-Off was held Sunday October fist at...