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Panama signs tax treaty with USA

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 The so-called "banking secrecy" may be a thing of the past for US citizens.

This was posted on the AS/COA Online website today. Roberto

U.S., Panama Ink Tax Info Pact That Could Boost FTA Hopes

Washington and Panama City signed a Tax Information Exchange Agreement on November 30, paving the way for the two countries to request tax information from each other. The accord may make it easier for U.S. legislators to approve the stalled 2007 U.S.-Panama trade agreement, according to Roberto Henriquez, Panama’s minister of trade and industry.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 December 2010 09:35
 

Uncovering The Truth About Panama

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 My personal beacon of truth about Panama is David Young, Editor of The Panama Star.

The Panama Star is distributed inside the Spanish newspaper La Estrella, and is the oldest, most respected English-language publication in Panama.

It turns out that David and I know many people from Toronto in common, including my father-in-law Henk Van Der Kolk who was a co-founder of the Toronto International Film Festival. I go to David whenever I need to know the real story.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 May 2010 18:52 Register to read more...
 

Roberto Chocolate to Address PanaExpo

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Roberto Chocolate invited to address PanaExpo in Torornto April 24th and 25th, 2009.

This major Panamanian Trade Show will again be held at The International Center in Toronto. Now in it's second year, this show hosts the leading developers, tourism and government officials from Panama. Over 2,800 real estate investors, curious retirees and potential vacation home buyers are expected to attend. Canadians represent 30% of all real estate sales in Latin America.

For more information about the show visit www.panaexpo.com

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 May 2010 19:10
 

An irreverent look at Panama's Holiday's

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This is a terrific explanation of the holiday season in Panama; from All Saints Day, The Day of the Dead, and from the Black Christ festivities to Carnival. It was written by Eric Jackson of www.thepanamanews.com. Enjoy. Roberto
Last Updated on Monday, 29 November 2010 13:35 Read more...
 

Expat groups in Panama

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Expat Groups in Panama:

CAUTIONARY NOTE FROM ROBERTO CHOCOLATE:

Before you contact any expat group, read Eric Jackson's article in The Panama News, Networking: A Cautionary Tale.

Also read David Young's article in The Panama Star about predatory expatriates operating in Panama.

In Panama City contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

In the west of Panama (Coronado/Altos Del Maria/Pacific Beaches area) contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

In Coronado: www.playacommunity.com (commercial site)

In Boquete visit: www.Boquete.org

Americans may also want to contact the American Society of Panama: www.amsoc.org.

Panama/Canada Association: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Tell them Roberto Chocolate sent you!


Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 May 2010 18:52
 

Todays News - Panama

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 A new feature - Todays News in Panama  - a brief summary in English of what Spanish newspapers in Panama are reporting today - brought to you by Rainer Tunon, Cinema Paradiso in Casco Viejo

Last Updated on Friday, 26 November 2010 18:15 Read more...
 

Is it really safe in Panama?

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The following is a question sent in by a member. She had read an article I wrote that was published in www.greatretirementspots.com.

Question: I just read your article about retiring in Panama.I guess my big question is, is it really a safe place to retire as an American? I am a nurse by profession and I am also interested in health care. My husband and I are in our early 50s and would love to retire early. He will get military benefits at 59 1/2. I have been looking at Boquette. But, I am just concerned that I would have to live in a "compound" to be safe. Is that true?

Thanks so much

Karen Kennedy

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 May 2010 18:54 Register to read more...
 

Panama's ecomony to grow 7% this year

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 The folowing article appeared in Newsroom Panama today. (www.newsroompanama.com) Roberto

PANAMA'S ECONOMY TO GROW 8 %

Economic activity in Panama rose an estimated 8.06 percent in September compared with the same month in 2009, according to the government.

The Panama Canal expansion, port operations and telecommunications were the leading factors in the continuing growth followed by the free trade zone, the construction industry and tourism.

Economic growth of 7 percent is predicted for the year.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 November 2010 05:19
 

Getting a good deal on a car or house in Panama

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How to get the best deal on a car or house in Panama:

Go the classified route. www.encuentra24.com. It is all in Spanish, but get your dictionary out - it is worth the effort!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 May 2010 19:07
 

My husband's pension is not big enough

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 This lovely letter came in from Natalie in Northern Ontario this morning. Roberto


Hello Roberto, 

My husband and I have been reading your website for the last week and learning so much about retiring in Panama. We live in Northern Ontario and would love to relocate to Panama. Unfortunately my husband's govt. pension isn't enough for both of us to get a Pensionado visa, in Canada we own a Bed and Breakfast and I am a hair stylist and Esthetician. Our dream is to move to Panama permanently and for myself to obtain employment in the beauty industry or even open another Bed and Breakfast in a touristy area. We keep hitting a lot of road blocks it seems and I guess my question for you is " Do you think its possible for us to make a life in Panama" and "are there other options for us to obtain a permanent visa"

More than anything we would love to live in a beautiful tranquil environment with NO winter!!! HELP!

Last Updated on Friday, 26 November 2010 12:58 Read more...
 

How to Protect Your Property While You Are Away

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If you read my previous article Trouble in Paradise, you know that we had a real mess on our hands when we returned to our winter home in Panama.  In an effort to help our readers avoid the same kind of unpleasant situation, I have put together a list of "Lessons Learned" about what to do/not to do when leaving your home/property for an extended period that I hope will save you some time, grief and money!

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 May 2010 18:55 Register to read more...
 

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