The Panama 3 Count, where we bring you 3 Panama stories that you shouldn’t miss.
I wouldn’t choose where to retire overseas based on residency options, but there are countries working hard to attract foreign retirees and would be good places to start your retire-overseas search. In Panama, Belize, and Nicaragua, for example, three of the most foreign retiree-friendly places in the world, the process has been formalized and simplified, and the path is well-worn.
There are more species of insects than pretty much anything else in the world, and scientists know there are millions they haven’t even identified yet. Now, in a tropical rainforest in Panama, a multinational team of scientists has just completed the first ever insect census.
The world’s happiest people aren’t in Qatar, the richest country by most measures. They are found in Latin America, where seven of the world’s 10 most joyful countries are located, according to a Gallup poll of 150,000 people worldwide.
In a recent evelauation of Central America Presidents, the highest ranking are: Honduras, Porfirio Lobo; El Salvador, Mauricio Funes; and Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega. Sitting at
Panama is experiencing a marked shortage of qualified personnel, and little by little, the measure is opening the way for foreign professionals to find employment.
Off-season small hotel occupancy rates hovered around 60%, reports the Nicaraguan Institute. The areas in high demand include Leon, Granada, Chinandega, and the Atlantic Coast.