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I recently had the opportunity to interview Sylvain Duford, who is currently building a house in Altos del Maria, Panama, and is chronicling his adventure in his blog,Sylvain’s Panama Adventure. According to his blog, Mr. Duford is a former Canadian Airforce pilot, and is currently a software engineer. He began writing about his experiences building [...]

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Congratulations to Irving Saladino, who took first place in the men’s long jump on August 18th at this year’s Beijing Olympics, bringing home Panama’s first gold medal in Olympic history. The gold is the first medal awarded to a Panamanian athlete since Lloyd LaBeach took home two bronze medals in the 100 and 200 meter [...]

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Panama, following record 11.2% economic growth last year, is now looking for new ways to capitalize on their success by attracting movie producers to the country, reports the Houston Chronicle.  The upcoming James Bond film, “Quantum of Solace” was filmed in part in Panama, and “injected a huge amount of money into Panama,” according to [...]

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Located in the highlands of western Panama, Boquete, Chiriqui is one of the most popular destinations in the country for North American expatriates and retirees. The Boquete Panama Guide is a blog written by an American couple that relocated to Boquete in 2006 from Arizona, and describes their experiences living in the region. The blog [...]

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Panama President Martin Torrijos has announced several measures that aim to lower food prices in the country, particularly for rice. The government has announced that they will purchase 100% of the rice harvest in Panam21a this year, and sell it back to consumers at a fair price below market value. In addition to subsidizing rice, [...]

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Digicel Panama and Claro Panama were both awarded licenses by the government of Panama to create new cell phone networks in the country. Digicel’s $83 million bid beat out rival cellular provider Claro’s $73 million bid, which was raised at the request of Panama’s government to match Digicel’s bid for the license. The two new [...]

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Check out this time lapse clip of the Panama Canal, it’s definitely an interesting (and somewhat mesmerizing) perspective of the canal. It will be interesting to see how busy the canal becomes once the expansions have been completed.

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As a follow up to my previous post on medical tourism in Panama, here is a list of medical facilities recommended by Panama’s official tourism board. With the potential for an increase in medical tourism in the future, these are some areas to keep an eye on. Hospital Punta Pacifica Centro Médico Paitilla Hospital Nacional [...]

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Construction has begun on the tallest proposed building in Panama City, a complex called “Los Faros de Panama” designed by the Spanish architecture firm Chapman Taylor. The project, as currently planned, is a massive structure composed of three skyscrapers, with the center tower reaching 1,180 feet. According to Chapman Taylor’s website, the central tower of [...]

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