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    Biologists turn to captivity to try to save Panama's golden frog

    Biologists turn to captivity to try to save Panama's golden frog

    {mosgooglecenter}  (Associated Press) EL VALLE DE ANTON, Panama: The golden frog is a symbol of Panama — revered by indigenous cultures in the past and the lucky emblem on lottery tickets today. Now threatened by a lethal fungus that has killed other species, the national ...

    Fencing athlete Jimenez earns Panama's 3rd Beijing-2008 pass

    Fencing athlete Jimenez earns Panama's 3rd Beijing-2008 pass

       {mosgooglecenter}    PANAMA, April 28 (Xinhua) -- Fencing athlete Jesika Jimenez earned Panama's third Beijing-2008 Olympic pass on Sunday at the fencing pre-Olympic tournament held in Mexico, the local press said on Monday.       "I am happy ...

    Panama Politics 101: The Parties

    Panama Politics 101: The Parties

       {mosgooglecenter}    Politics in Panama can be highly confusing to outisders.  I’m still just learning my way through the variety of parties, their nicknames, their former names and what the heck is Left vs. Right.  Here’s a primer on the backgrounds of the ...

    America's Loss, Panama's Gain

    America's Loss, Panama's Gain

    Abraham Suchar is a 38-year-old Venezuelan who migrated to the U.S. and made good money in the Los Angeles construction boom of the late 1990s before hitting up against the real estate bust in Florida these last couple of ...

    Panama stomps out smoking

    Panama stomps out smoking

       {mosgooglecenter}    Smoking cigarettes in offices, bars, restaurants and nightclubs is against the law in Panama after a smoking ban took effect last week – and residents say it's working.   “You could tell the difference immediately,” says ...

    Panama City Centennial Preparations

    Panama City Centennial Preparations

       {mosgooglecenter}    Panama City is approaching a milestone, its 100th birthday. And to prepare, local government leaders are asking the public for input on how to improve over the next 100 years.   About 50 people showed up at Gulf Coast Community ...

    PanaExpo 2008 Brings Panama's Lifestyle Opportunities to Canadians

    PanaExpo 2008 Brings Panama's Lifestyle Opportunities to Canadians

       {mosgooglecenter}    TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 22, 2008) - The culture, excitement and opportunity of Panama are coming to Toronto. PanaExpo 2008 is a consumer trade show that will feature dozens of exhibitors from across the Central-American country, ...

    Can Panama Catch Costa Rica in Tourism?

    Can Panama Catch Costa Rica in Tourism?

       {mosgooglecenter}    Ruben Blades, singer/actor-turned Tourism Minister, declared several months back that Panama will not only compete heat to head with Costa Rica for tourism supremacy in the region, but will surpass Costa Rica as leader by 2010.  A bold ...

    80-yr-old traveller`s 18-yr-old walk!

    80-yr-old traveller`s 18-yr-old walk!

       {mosgooglecenter}    Panama City (Panama), April 21: Striding around Panama City on tree-trunk legs that have carried him through 66 countries, 80-year-old US citizen Harry Lee McGinnis reckons he knows the secret of staying healthy into old ...

    Six most affordable retirement havens

    Six most affordable retirement havens

       {mosgooglecenter}    The cost of quality retirement living options in the United States has risen well beyond the budget of the average would-be retiree. The current meltdown in U.S. housing costs doesn´t change this fact. Most Americans are worried they´ll never ...