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5 things to know about World Youth Day 2019

(CNA) The 15th international World Youth Day is beings today, Tuesday, Jan. 22 in Ciudad de Panama, Panama. The massive gathering of Catholic youth, which takes place every two or three years, this year will be held for the first time in Central America. Pope St....

715 Pligrims Headed To World Youth Day in Panama To Get Police Escort As They Pass Through Costa Rica

On their way to Panama cityr for the World Youth Day 2019 through Costa Rica, 715 pilgrims will be under the watchful eyes of the different police forces of the Ministerio de Gobernación y Policía and the Ministerio Seguridad Pública (Ministry of the Interior...

Panama Vs. Costa Rica: The Real Scoop, Part 1

I have lived in Central America for almost 40 years and have had ample opportunity to observe expat retirement trends. During that time I have written retirement guides about Costa Rica, Panama, and Nicaragua, all of which have been best-sellers at one time or...

Costa Rican Dies In Panama When Car Falls Of Fourth Floor Building Parking Lot

The Costa Rican, identified as 19-year-old Abel Sandí, died on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Panama in a very strange manner, when the car he was traveling with two friends and their father fell from the fourth floor parking lot of the PH Breeze...

Panama Hotel Votes to Drop Trump, But His Company Won’t Go

(VOA) The owners of a Trump-branded hotel in Panama sued President Donald Trump’s family-owned company in federal court Tuesday, alleging that the namesake business committed mismanagement and fraud. The Trump Ocean Club (the tallest building shown) in Panama City, July 30, 2015. The building has...

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. In this Dec. 16, 2017 photo, Pasion Gutierrez, 81, holds a finished traditional Panamanian...

Wingo Abandons Flights to Costa Rica

Despite registering sales of US$90 million dollars in its first year, Wingo, the low-cost subsidiary of Copa Holdings, which owns Copa Airlines, has not had perfect weather in all its operations. The airline stopped operating the Costa Rica - Panama route due to the poor...

Why Didn’t The US Keep The Panama Canal?

TLDR: President Jimmy Carter really wanted to correct an injustice. His National Security Adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, stated that for Carter, the process of handing over the canal: represented the ideal fusion of morality and politics; he was doing something good for peace, responding to the...

Panama’s Convention Centers

Two new projects in Panama and opening in 2018 – seek to attract convention visitors. With 58,000 square meters (624,000 square feet), Panama’s planned Amador Convention Center (Centro de Convenciones Amador) will be the biggest in Latin America, according to the Panama Tourism Authority, which...

United States Vice President Pence Plans Trip To Latin America

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announced earlier this month that he will tour some Latin American cities throughout the month of August. The five stops will include Panama City, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Cartagena, and Bogotá. The stop scheduled for the Argentinian capital is...

KLM Making Its Way Back To Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA TRAVEL - KLM is coming back to Costa Rica. On Monday, the Dutch flag carrier KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced that, starting October 31, 2017 a planned twice weekly Amsterdam - San Jose flight. The airline previously served San Jose until March...

WINGO: Low-Cost Airline From Costa Rica To Panama Takes To The Skies Dec. 1

(QCOSTARICA) Wingo is the name of the new low-cost airline that will connect Costa Rica with Guatemala and Panama starting on December 1, 2016. The announcement by the airline owned by Copa Holdings which also owns Copa Airlines was made on Friday, with the start...

Soho Mall Stores and the Clinton List

(Q24N) As time passes there is growing uncertainty on the part of traders that have shops in Soho Mall in Panama about the future of the company which has been included on the US government's list of companies suspected of money laundering. From a statement...

Why Set Up a Shell Company in Panama?

Q24N (IPS) By Robert J. Burrowes - A previously little-known law firm called Mossack Fonseca, based in Panama, has recently been exposed as one of the world’s major creators of ‘shell companies’, that is, corporate structures that can be used to hide the ownership...

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