Top 10 Hotels In The World Wednesday, 16 April 2014 Joey Bonura - Want to travel in style and experience the ultimate hotel amenities? Jet set over to one of Trip Advisor’s top rated hotel picks for 2014. The rankings are based on millions actual user reviews and ratings in some of the most exciting locations around the world. Read More
Munich Creates Urban Naked Zones Tuesday, 15 April 2014 Lisa Miller - Nude beaches are great and all, but Munich is stepping its naked game up to an unparalleled level. Read More
Panama Taxi Drivers Don’t Like The Metro Tuesday, 15 April 2014 Joey Bonura - Panama’s new metro recently opened and while passengers are loving the fast transportation system, taxi drivers are not a fan. Read More
Journalist Smokes Weed While Interviewing President Of Uruguay Tuesday, 15 April 2014 Joey Bonura - We have covered a few stories on Uruguay’s legalization of marijuana as they first passed a law legalizing it in December 2013. They are the first country in the world to fully legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana. Read More
After Work Emails Banned In France Monday, 14 April 2014 Joey Bonura - France has just passed a law that will allow employees to be able to ignore emails and phone calls from their bosses after work hours. Read More
Top 25 Destinations In The World Wednesday, 09 April 2014 Joey Bonura - Trip Advisor has just released the winners of the top rated destinations in the world for 2014. Read More
London Bests Paris Tuesday, 08 April 2014 Simon Busch - Amid leaden wintry skies, it may come as a surprise to Londoners but new figures suggest the city has beaten its arch rival, Paris, to become the world's most popular city for tourists. Read More
First Flight Arrives To Panama’s Pacific Beaches Tuesday, 08 April 2014 Joey Bonura - More than 170 tourists have officially arrived to Panama’s new Scarlet Martinez International Airport. Read More
Panama's Metro Is Officially Open! Monday, 07 April 2014 Joey Bonura - Panama’s first Metro was inaugurated on Saturday, April 5 and then opened to the public on Sunday after 38 months of construction. Read More
World’s Top 10 Happiest Countries Monday, 07 April 2014 Kathleen Rellihan - Where are the happiest people? Hint: Mostly in Latin America. See the world’s most blissful places, according to the leading global happiness measurement the Happy Planet Index. Read More
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Panama Taxi Drivers Don’t Like The Metro

Panama Taxi Drivers Don’t Like The Metro

Joey Bonura - Panama’s new metro recently opened and while passengers are loving the fast transportation system, taxi drivers are not a fan.

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Journalist Smokes Weed While Interviewing President Of Uruguay

Journalist Smokes Weed While Interviewing President Of Uruguay

Joey Bonura - We have covered a few stories on Uruguay’s legalization of marijuana as they first passed a law legalizing it in December 2013. They are the first country in the world to fully legalize the production, sale and consumption of marijuana.

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After Work Emails Banned In France

After Work Emails Banned In France

Joey Bonura - France has just passed a law that will allow employees to be able to ignore emails and phone calls from their bosses after work hours.

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Panama's Metro Is Officially Open!

Panama's Metro Is Officially Open!

Joey Bonura - Panama’s first Metro was inaugurated on Saturday, April 5 and then opened to the public on Sunday after 38 months of construction.

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World’s Top 10 Happiest Countries

World’s Top 10 Happiest Countries

Kathleen Rellihan - Where are the happiest people? Hint: Mostly in Latin America. See the world’s most blissful places, according to the leading global happiness measurement the Happy Planet Index.

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Starbucks Plans To Launch In Panama

Starbucks Plans To Launch In Panama

Joey Bonura - Starbucks, the coffee franchise on every corner of the U.S., plans to open stores in Panama at the beginning of 2015.

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Countries With The Most American Expats

Countries With The Most American Expats

Nick Robins-Early - When Americans want to leave the United States for foreign lands of opportunity, where do they go? Thanks to an excellent new tool made by the Migration Policy Institute, we now have an answer to that question.

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Costa Rica Dropped From List Of Most Ethical Countries

Costa Rica Dropped From List Of Most Ethical Countries

Joey Bonura - Costa Rica is normally a regular on the yearly rankings of the World’s 10 Best Ethical Destinations released by Ethical Traveler - they’ve held a spot on the list since 2010. 

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The Uber Cool Way To Get Around In Panama

The Uber Cool Way To Get Around In Panama

Joey Bonura - Uber, the transportation app taking over the world, has just launched in Panama City, Panama.

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19th Century Paintings Discovered In Google Street View

19th Century Paintings Discovered In Google Street View

Joey Bonura - Artist Halley Docherty has created amazing collages by combining 18th and 19th century classic paintings with modern day Google Street View.

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Panama’s Economy Grows 8.4% in 2013

Panama’s Economy Grows 8.4% in 2013

Joey Bonura - After two consecutive years of double digit growth, Panama’s economy slowed down a bit to 8.4% growth in 2013.

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Unemployment Reaches All Time High In France

Unemployment Reaches All Time High In France

Joey Bonura - The labor ministry of France recently announced record high numbers of unemployment for the month of February.

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10 Most Expensive Cities In The World

10 Most Expensive Cities In The World

Joey Bonura - For the first time, Singapore was ranked as the most expensive city in the world to live in according to the latest Worldwide Cost of Living Survey conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit twice a year.

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Work Resumes On The Panama Canal

Work Resumes On The Panama Canal

Joey Bonura - After the Panama Canal expansion being put on pause for a few weeks, construction has finally resumed.

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Will Sochi Be The Next Olympic Ghost Town?

Will Sochi Be The Next Olympic Ghost Town?

Colin Daileda - The fireworks are over. The streets are quiet. Now, Sochi, Russia must figure out how to move forward without a clear plan for doing so.

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Colombia Gives More Than 46,000 Visas To Foreigners In 2013

Colombia Gives More Than 46,000 Visas To Foreigners In 2013

Joey Bonura -- The Foreign Ministry of Colombia announced that 46,943 visas were given out to foreigners in 2013.  These included visas for tourism, work, studies, and business and were required for the groups of people obtaining them.

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Panama Canal Expansion Comes To A Halt

Panama Canal Expansion Comes To A Halt

Joey Bonura - The current expansion of the Panama Canal has come to come to a halt due to unforeseen costs.

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Medellín Uses Urban Design To Transform Inequality

Medellín Uses Urban Design To Transform Inequality

Elizabeth Anderson Ferruelo – Economic inequality is expected to be a major theme of President Obama’s upcoming State of the Union address. While policy discussions on this subject usually center on jobs, taxes and education, there is growing recognition of the value of urban design and public spaces in shaping the equitable development of a city.  

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Tourists In Panama Generated More Than US$3.3 Billion In 2013

Tourists In Panama Generated More Than US$3.3 Billion In 2013

Joey Bonura -- In 2013 Panama received more than 2.2 million tourists that generated about US$3.3 billion for the country, a 7.8% increase from the year before.

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French Taxi Drivers Protest Over Competition

French Taxi Drivers Protest Over Competition

  Hugh Carnegy -- Hundreds of taxi drivers jammed roads around Paris and other big French cities on Monday in a protest against what they called unfair competition from private cabs, despite moves by the Socialist government to protect them.

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Top 10 Hotels In The World

Top 10 Hotels In The World

Joey Bonura - Want to travel in style and experience the ultimate hotel amenities? Jet set over to one of Trip Advisor’s top rated hotel picks for 2014. The rankings are based on millions actual user reviews and ratings in some of the most exciting locations around the world.

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Munich Creates Urban Naked Zones

Munich Creates Urban Naked Zones

Lisa Miller - Nude beaches are great and all, but Munich is stepping its naked game up to an unparalleled level.

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Top 25 Destinations In The World

Top 25 Destinations In The World

Joey Bonura - Trip Advisor has just released the winners of the top rated destinations in the world for 2014.

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London Bests Paris

London Bests Paris

Simon Busch - Amid leaden wintry skies, it may come as a surprise to Londoners but new figures suggest the city has beaten its arch rival, Paris, to become the world's most popular city for tourists.

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First Flight Arrives To Panama’s Pacific Beaches

First Flight Arrives To Panama’s Pacific Beaches

Joey Bonura - More than 170 tourists have officially arrived to Panama’s new Scarlet Martinez International Airport.

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The Most Expensive Taxi Fares In The World

The Most Expensive Taxi Fares In The World

Getting from the airport to your hotel in a taxi when traveling can be very costly in some cities so it’s good to know how much the ride will set you back.

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The Best 10 Airports In The World

The Best 10 Airports In The World

Joey Bonura - Singapore’s Changi Airport was announced the winner for the second year in a row at the 2014 World Airport Awards. It’s no wonder this airport wins again because the amenities it offers are insane! Rooftop pool, open air outdoor garden, butterfly garden, movie theater, shopping, hotel, and a gym are just a few of the perks. It’s actually a layover to look...

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Best 10 Beaches In The World

Best 10 Beaches In The World

Joey Bonura - Trip Advisor has just released their rankings for the best beaches around the world. Here are the ones that made the top 10:

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Naked Tourism Invades Machu Picchu

Naked Tourism Invades Machu Picchu

CNN - Watch out for bare butts when traveling in Machu Picchu -- incidents of "naked tourism" at the 15th-century Inca citadel are on the rise, and getting under the skin of Peru officials.

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Top 3 Coastal Retirement Destinations

Top 3 Coastal Retirement Destinations

Kathleen Peddicord - If the retirement lifestyle you're day dreaming about features a view of the Pacific Ocean and the sound of the crashing Pacific surf, the following countries, all boasting long and dramatically beautiful Pacific coastlines, should be on your search list: Nicaragua, Panama,...

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IRS Says That Bitcoin Must Be Classified As Property, Not Currency

IRS Says That Bitcoin Must Be Classified As Property, Not Currency

Joey Bonura - Bitcoin has been a hot topic in the news over the past year. Some have been welcoming to it and many retailers like Overstock and Tigerdirect let people pay with the virtual currency while others just aren’t sure what to do about - governments in particular.

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Good News From Belize Is No News

Good News From Belize Is No News

Lief Simon -- “The good news from Belize is no news from Belize...” That's been the running joke as long as I've been spending time in Belize.

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Why Latvia Is A Place To Invest

Why Latvia Is A Place To Invest

Bobby Casey--Why Invest in Lativa? From my perspective, there are three very good reasons:

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Uruguay--The Least Corrupt Country?

Uruguay--The Least Corrupt Country?


By FarmsUY
Uruguay is the least corrupt country in Latin America, according to a new ranking which, in contrast, sheds light on the lack...

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The Best, Smartest, Sexiest Thing For Your Money Now

The Best, Smartest, Sexiest Thing For Your Money Now


Kathleen Peddicord--
An investment in a piece of property in a foreign country is one of the smartest things you could do with your money right now.

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Why Panama Is The Best Place To Base Your Business

Why Panama Is The Best Place To Base Your Business

 


Kathleen Peddicord–
You make three decisions in life that matter. You choose what to do to support yourself. You choose who to come home to at night (or maybe you choose to come home to no one...fair enough). And you choose where to come home.

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Spain Launches Residency-for-Investment Visa

Spain Launches Residency-for-Investment Visa


Lucy Culpepper
–The Spanish Senate and the Congress of Deputies approved the residency-for-property bill a few weeks ago.

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New Citizenship For Residency Program

New Citizenship For Residency Program


Omar Best
–So what is a country to do when they have exhausted all viable options to stimulate their economy and create jobs?

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Spain Has Let Catalonia Down, Now It Must Let It Go

Spain Has Let Catalonia Down, Now It Must Let It Go

The Guardian- Catalonia is at a crossroads. The demand of our people is to hold a free vote on our future path--just as Scotland plans next year, just as other European countries have done in the last few decades.

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Uruguay Reaches Invest Grade

Uruguay Reaches Invest Grade

Denis Foynes- In April 2012 the rating agency Standard and Poor’s assigned Uruguay the Investment Grade, which was also later assigned by Moody’s and Fitch.

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Turkey’s Tweets Can’t Be Silenced

Turkey’s Tweets Can’t Be Silenced

Joey Bonura - Twitter was banned last week in Turkey after allegations of government corruption were tweeted and not removed by Twitter.

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The Man Who Died Twice

The Man Who Died Twice

CNN - It's deja vu, drug lord style.   Mexican authorities say they gunned down notorious cartel leader Nazario Moreno Gonzalez on Sunday.

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Argentine President Cristina Fernandez Breaks Six-Week Silence

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez Breaks Six-Week Silence

BBC -- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has made her first public speech in six weeks, ending a long silence that led to questions about her health following brain surgery. 

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Tourists Are Coming To Thailand, But Not to Bangkok

Tourists Are Coming To Thailand, But Not to Bangkok

Boonsong Kositchotethana, Bangkok Post -- International travelers are not yet shunning Thailand in great numbers but rather bypassing Bangkok, the centre of political tensions, and heading directly to other local destinations.

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Flour Bombs in Guatemala!

Flour Bombs in Guatemala!


Joey Bonura
-- The Vice President of Guatemala, Roxana Baldetti, was flour bombed by two women shortly after giving a speech at the Teatro Nacional. The two women approached her as she was exiting and threw the powder, which is normally used for cooking, at her face.

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Ricardo Martinelli Fights For The Canal

Ricardo Martinelli Fights For The Canal

Kathia Martinez (Associated Press: ABC NEWS)--Panama's president said Thursday that he'll travel to Italy and Spain to seek their governments' help in resolving...

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Top 10 Lies, Pranks, And Hoaxes Of 2013

Top 10 Lies, Pranks, And Hoaxes Of 2013


Pamela Meyer
--If North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un had whispered to his uncle, "Looking forward to seeing you over the holidays" it would have taken the cake on this year's Top Ten List... but this year there were even stronger real contenders:

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Residency And Guns In Panama

Residency And Guns In Panama


Lief Simon
--I finally received my permanent residency card for Panama last week through the “Specific Countries” visa program that President Martinelli authorized with an Executive Order issued in May 2012.

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France To Ban Prostitution?

France To Ban Prostitution?


FRANCE 24
--The lower house of the French parliament, the National Assembly, approved a bill on Wednesday that would impose a €1,500 (US$2,050) fine on those caught paying for sexual services. The bill is expected to go before the upper house for consideration in early 2014.

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Costa Rica Asks Nicaragua To Halt Canal Construction

Costa Rica Asks Nicaragua To Halt Canal Construction


Huffington Post: THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP)
--Costa Rica is asking the United Nations' highest court to call a halt to construction by Nicaragua of two canals linking the Caribbean to the San Juan river near the two countries' border.

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Lisa Miller - Nude beaches are great and all, but Munich is stepping its naked game up to an unparalleled level. Read more...
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Joey Bonura - Panama’s new metro recently opened and while passengers are loving the fast transportation system, taxi drivers are not a fan. Read more...
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Joey Bonura - We have covered a few stories on Uruguay’s legalization of marijuana as they first passed a law legalizing it in December 2013. They... Read more...
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Joey Bonura - France has just passed a law that will allow employees to be able to ignore emails and phone calls from their bosses after work hours. Read more...
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Joey Bonura - Trip Advisor has just released the winners of the top rated destinations in the world for 2014. Read more...
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