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Happiest Latin American Countries

Happiest Latin American Countries

Recently, the World Happiness Report was released by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Using data acquired by the Gallup World Poll, 150 countries were ranked by happiness. Five Latin American countries were named in the top 25. continue reading »

Remains Thought to Be U.S. Citizen who Went Missing in 2011 Being Analyzed in Panama

Remains Thought to Be U.S. Citizen who Went Missing in 2011 Being Analyzed in Panama

Panamanian authorities reported Wednesday that they are analyzing the remains found in a grave in the northwestern province of Bocas del Toro which are suspected to be those of a U.S. woman who disappeared there in 2011. continue reading »

Lock Gates for Canal Expansion Arrive in Panama

Lock Gates for Canal Expansion Arrive in Panama

The first four lock gates for the Panama Canal expansion project arrived at the Atlantic entrance of the interoceanic waterway, where they are to be unloaded in the coming days, authorities said. continue reading »

Researchers Have Success in Breeding Panamanian Golden Frog in Captivity

Researchers Have Success in Breeding Panamanian Golden Frog in Captivity

Determined scientific efforts to preserve the tiny Panamanian golden frog from extinction due to the spread of a deadly fungus have begun to pay off with its successful reproduction in captivity. continue reading »

Panama to Take in 19 Cuban Immigrants  Detained and Poorly Treated in Bahamas

Panama to Take in 19 Cuban Immigrants Detained and Poorly Treated in Bahamas

The Panamanian government "will grant territorial asylum for humanitarian reasons" to 19 Cubans who are being detained in The Bahamas, the Foreign Ministry said Sunday. continue reading »

Penonome Wind Farm Now Being Built in Panama

Penonome Wind Farm Now Being Built in Panama

Workers have started assembling the Penonome wind farm, the first alternative energy facility of its kind in Panama and the largest in Central America with more than 100 towers. continue reading »

Panama to Aid Students Stranded in Cuba

Panama to Aid Students Stranded in Cuba

Panama's government will repatriate 99 Panamanian students who lack the funds to return from Cuba after completing university studies on the Communist-ruled island, the foreign minister said Friday. continue reading »

U.S. National Soccer Team Wins  5th Gold Cup with Win over Panama

U.S. National Soccer Team Wins 5th Gold Cup with Win over Panama

The U.S. national soccer team claimed its fifth Concacaf Gold Cup after beating Panama 1-0 in front of some 50,000 spectators at Chicago's Soldier Field. continue reading »

Panama Looks to Entice Experts, Middle Managers in Spain

Panama Looks to Entice Experts, Middle Managers in Spain

Panama needs experts in different sectors and middle managers and so it has changed its immigration policy to facilitate the entry of Spanish citizens, the Central American nation's foreign minister said here on Thursday. continue reading »

North Korean Ship Carrying Weapons Held in Panama Awaiting U.N. Inspection

North Korean Ship Carrying Weapons Held in Panama Awaiting U.N. Inspection

Panama said Wednesday that it will place the task of evaluating the undeclared weaponry found in a North Korean cargo ship, which Cuba admitted belonged to it but said was "obsolete," in the hands of the U.N. Security Council. continue reading »

Panama Stops North Korea Ship Carrying Weapons, Missiles from Cuba

Panama Stops North Korea Ship Carrying Weapons, Missiles from Cuba

Authorities have impounded a North Korea-flagged ship found to be carrying weapons, Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli said. continue reading »

Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

Top Medical Tourism Destinations in Latin America

As healthcare costs continue to rise in the United States, many are looking to Latin America as a major medical tourism destination. continue reading »

Panama Looks to Bank $2.5 Billion From Tourism

Panama Looks to Bank $2.5 Billion From Tourism

Tourism is expected to generate more than $2.5 billion for the Panamanian economy in 2013, the Panama Tourism Authority, or ATP, said. "The revenues from tourism during 2013 are going to be above $2.5 billion. In tourist visits, I think we're (at) 875,000 tourists, up to now, and estimates are that 2013 will close on the order of 2.2 million," ATP administrator Salomon Shamah said at a press conference. continue reading »

Drug Sting at Panama International Airport Nets Lots of Coke and Cash

Drug Sting at Panama International Airport Nets Lots of Coke and Cash

Panamanian police seized eight grills containing an as yet undetermined amount of cocaine and almost three quarters of a million dollars in cash and arrested four Colombians and a Panamanian in an antidrug operation carried out on the weekend at the Tocumen International Airport, an official said. continue reading »

REPORT:  Check Out Which Latin American Countries Least “Gay Friendly”

REPORT:  Check Out Which Latin American Countries Least “Gay Friendly”

Spartacus International Gay Travel Index has come out with its listing of least ‘gay-friendly’ countries to travel to and several Latin American countries are at the top of that list. continue reading »