Venezuelans halted in Panama by US policy change return home
With dashed dreams and empty hands, hundreds of Venezuelan migrants are stranded in Panama’s capital looking for a way home after surviving the crossing of the Darien Gap only to find that a United States policy change had closed the border to them.
Illicit vaccine sites irk Panamanians fed up with inequality
One Monday in June in an upscale neighborhood of Panama City, people noticed something odd: Strange cars were coming and going from the Coco del Mar Suites, a nondescript three-story residential building surrounded by luxury oceanside high-rises.
Home sales up double digits in county hardest hit by Michael
Residents repair the roof of a home damaged by Hurricane Michael in Panama City, Florida. PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Real estate experts say investors and demand caused by Hurricane Michaels destruction led to a 15.5 percent increase in home sales for the first half of the year in the Florida county hardest hit by the Category 5 storm. Almost 2,050 homes were sold in Bay County, Florida from January to June, according to Florida Realtors. In the first half of the year, there was an almost 50 percent increase year-over-year in cash sales, according to the real estate agent association. Horton has approval to start construction on 113 homes outside Panama City.