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SpanishPanama language school offers a wide range of Spanish language learning programs, but we also aim to give students an introduction to Panamanian culture and Panama news. Here below, we list Panama news items, from the international press.

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Coast along in Panama


Five hundred years ago, the Spanish conquistador Vasco Núñez de Balboa discovered the Pacific Ocean on a cross-country journey from the Atlantic. Mick Webb follows in his oar strokes


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At the end of Eden, Rustic, Tranquility


Cabanas Coco Blanco, a retreat in the San Blas Islands.

By TIM NEVILLE       Published: September 12, 2013


The street was empty when I locked the door at the inn and plopped myself down on the curb. It was 4:30 a.m., the air as still as slack water: a great time to be in Panama City. On the quiet, empty sidewalk I took inventory of everything I would need for the next few days: bug spray, sunscreen, snacks, bathing suit, shorts and lots and lots of water.


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New locks for Panama Canal near half-way point



Posted on Sunday, 04.07.13

GATÚN, Panama — The Panama Canal’s expansion is finally beginning to look like a channel that will float some of the biggest ships in the world by mid-2015.

About 42 percent of the work on the massive new locks has been completed, and it’s by far the most costly and complicated part of the $5.25 billion project to retrofit the nearly century-old canal with larger locks to lift and lower ships on both the Atlantic and Pacific sides of the isthmus.

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Multinational companies are relocating their HQ in Panama thanks to special law, tax and employment regulations. Dell, Hewitt Packard, Proctor & Gamble , Caterpillar, Basf, Maersk and General Electric are among the 92 companies installed in Panama city so far. 


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