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New migrant crisis building on Costa Rica border

New migrant crisis building on Costa Rica border

Q COSTA RICA (Newsroompanama.com) A new migration problem is developing on Panama’s border with Costa Rica, this time involving Venezuelans. Between 77 and 150 migrants from the troubled South American country are stranded in the Paso Canoas area between Panama and Costa Rica. Many of them were holders of tourist visas who went to Costa […]

Panama Bureaucracy Complicates Exports

Panama Bureaucracy Complicates Exports

The union of exporters claims that business opportunities are being lost due to the slow pace of processing and issue of permits and certificates for export. Juan Bulnes, president of the Asociación Panameña de Exportadores (APEX) – Panamanian Association of Exporters, told Prensa.com that “… ‘For exporters, the National Customs Authority (ANA) and the Ministry […]

Dance of the Little Devils: Costa Rican Tribesmen Re-enact Battle Between Ancestors and Spanish Conquistadors

Dance of the Little Devils: Costa Rican Tribesmen Re-enact Battle Between Ancestors and Spanish Conquistadors

A Costa Rican indigenous tribe’s resistance against Spanish conquerors some 500 years ago has been re-enacted in a colourful festival featuring menacing wooden masks and a man dressed as a bull. Every year, Boruca tribesmen paint themselves and don the hand-carved masks before chasing the ‘bull’, which represents the Spanish, through the streets at the […]