InsideCostaRica.com - The State Border Service of Panama (SENAFRONT) has reported the arrest of Sage Million, a 61-year-old American man who was wanted in the U.S. for terroristic threats and sexual assault of a minor.
Joey Bonura - A teen from California miraculously survived a flight from San Jose, California to Maui, Hawaii while being in the landing gear.
Joey Bonura - Panama’s new metro recently opened and while passengers are loving the fast transportation system, taxi drivers are not a fan.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joey Bonura - Starbucks, the coffee franchise on every corner of the U.S., plans to open stores in Panama at the beginning of 2015.
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.
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.
Joey Bonura - After two consecutive years of double digit growth, Panama’s economy slowed down a bit to 8.4% growth in 2013.
Joey Bonura - The labor ministry of France recently announced record high numbers of unemployment for the month of February.
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.
Joey Bonura - After the Panama Canal expansion being put on pause for a few weeks, construction has finally resumed.
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.
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.
Joey Bonura - The current expansion of the Panama Canal has come to come to a halt due to unforeseen costs.
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.
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.
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.
Joey Bonura - Condé Nast Traveler just posted their list of the best new hotels in the world to go to in 2014. The list considered 510 hotels, in 400 cities and 93 countries and they picked the top 33.
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.
Lisa Miller - Nude beaches are great and all, but Munich is stepping its naked game up to an unparalleled level.
Joey Bonura - Trip Advisor has just released the winners of the top rated destinations in the world for 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.
Joey Bonura - More than 170 tourists have officially arrived to Panama’s new Scarlet Martinez International Airport.
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.
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...
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:
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.
Joey Bonura - Jose Delgado, Jr. is enjoying his newly 3D-printed hand.
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.
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.
Bobby Casey--Why Invest in Lativa? From my perspective, there are three very good reasons:
By FarmsUY–Uruguay is the least corrupt country in Latin America, according to a new ranking which, in contrast, sheds light on the lack...
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.
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.
Omar Best–So what is a country to do when they have exhausted all viable options to stimulate their economy and create jobs?
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.
Joey Bonura - Twitter was banned last week in Turkey after allegations of government corruption were tweeted and not removed by Twitter.
CNN - It's deja vu, drug lord style.
Mexican authorities say they gunned down notorious cartel leader Nazario Moreno Gonzalez on Sunday.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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:
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.
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.
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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