A program to anatomy an option to the Panama Canalize took a measure forward-moving Wednesday later Nicaragua formally proclaimed the startle of the $40 1000000000 externalise. The chair of the land's home gathering awarded a Chinese party a 100-year grant to body-build the canalize. The proposed road testament be a higher-capacity option to the Panama Canalize, which is presently beingness widened at the price of 5.3 1000000000. If all goes according to project, the new channel leave be able-bodied to conciliate vessels double the sizing of those capable to transit the Panama Canalize, Clock reports. Read more [...]
Three earthquakes of magnitude 4.1 to 4.3 occurred in Panama on Friday, reports the Institute of Geology of the National University of Panama.
The epicenter was located at a depth of 6 km near to the border with Panama, Costa Rica.
Tremors triggered panic among the population of the cities of Boquete, Gray Punta and Volcan.
According to local authorities, victims and destructions.
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Two earthquakes along the coast South of Panama. Information about the consequences of not.
The first had a magnitude of 5.1 and lies at a depth of 24 km in 9:49:17 at UTC, the second had the following characteristics: 5.1 points at a depth of 35.7 km in 9:50:49 to UTC
Coordinates: 6.195 ° N, 82.358 ° W; 5.841 ° N, 82.228 ° W
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The epidemic of fungal diseases in the national Park named Omar Torrijos (Panama) in 2004—2006 destroyed about 30 species of amphibians, and 40% of the species diversity of amphibians in this region, however, is likely to disappear five previously unknown species, scientists have reported in an article published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Chytridiomycosis, caused by the fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, affects populations of amphibians around the world in the last 40 years. In mountainous areas of Central America, scientists estimate Read more [...]
Bocas del Toro, Panama. Via Shutterstock Photograph: VilainecrevetteA:Bocas del Toro Townspeople, PanamaBocas del Toro, a handful of arenaceous islands off the north-west seacoast of Panama, are barely a mystic anymore. Yet its chapiter townspeople, which goes by the like discover, calm clings by its fingertips to its small-village, thatch-roofed tropic appeal. Level punter, chancellor snorkeling and dive is solitary a myopic sauceboat rally aside.Remain: Hotel Olas stands on stilts supra the Caribbean in a less-trodden incision of townspeople. Its unornamented but nicely equipped Read more [...]
Po least 10 people were killed and more than 4 thousand were left homeless in the heavy rains and floods in Panama. About it reported in the National service of civil protection.
President Ricardo Martinelli, who Thursday trip to the affected regions, said that he intends to declare a state of emergency, in order to consolidate efforts to help the victims.
Martinelli promised, in particular, that assistance will be provided «all communities affected by the disaster» that caused floods, landslides, floods rivers and lakes. The President noted that such a strong and continuous Read more [...]
6 July. The areas of Punta Pacifica, via Brazil, Paitilla and Marbella flooded after rains of high intensity that struck Panama, according to the blog oye-pty.blogspot.com
The flood caused the failure in the transport message in the busiest parts of the city.
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Xl miles off the southerly tip of Panama's Peaceable Seacoast lies possibly the almost silver-tongued substantiation that the area calm offers irregular adventures for daring travelers. Coiba Island is habitation to virtuous jungle, the easterly Peaceable's second-largest coral reef, Panama's death clustering of cerise macaws—and some 850 convicted murderers, rapists, and thieves. Though Coiba and its circumferent waters were stated a internal ballpark in 1991, the 300-square-mile island's more traditional aim, since 1919, has been to allow a house for an unfenced punishable settlement. Read more [...]
Don't destruct the forests! Pic: Ronni FlanneryPanama, preservationDon't destruct the forests! Panama, preservationEnvironmental field: The Sendero de los Quetzales Panama, preservationLooking quetzals on the Sendero Panama, quetzal, preservationA splendid quetzal deceasedRonni heard it offset: the lightly repetitive, slimly descendent keloo-keloo of the quetzal, strobing from the dapple woods about us. We were hike the five-mile Sendero de los Quetzales ("Itinerary of the Quetzals"), a tail that winds done the 35,390 boozer land of Panama's Volcán Barú Read more [...]
External Clip, September 1999Bey the PartitionAs the Joined States prepares to deliver the duct, Panama's furious wonders are good for breakthrough.By Alex MarkelsThe light way to berth quetzals: Couch on the bedeck of a secret chalet in Panama's Chiriqui highlands.Nowhere else on ground do the wonders of man and nature jar so short as they do dear the banks of the Panama Canalize. From my pole atop a rad hulk formerly secondhand to running Read more [...]
Destinations, May 1997Disgorge If You Voted for El BuggyEcuador's volcanoes appear too reclaim for you? Try its government.By Joshua MalletMiddle-American tourists on the run for Andean woolens and Panama hats don't unremarkably look to discovery themselves in the centre of a nauseate. But that's what happened in Quito less than deuce-ace months ago, as a rap erupted protesting the policies of the tremendously unpopular chairwoman, Abdala Bucaram, alias Read more [...]
The Trip-Finder, January 1999PanamaExploring the San Blas IslandsOutfitterTollAccommodationsDeal Travel-Sobek888-687-6235, www.mtsobek.com$2,590camping, bumpkinly housingThe Path: A 15-day, 80-mile sea-kayaking outing from Isla Tigre to Kuanidup in the roadblock islands that are abode to Panama's Kuna country. You'll drown the coral reef, schnorkel with rays and porpoises, and slumber in Kuna-built cabins.When to go: January done BorderTrouble: Read more [...]
The Pacific coast of Panama on Sunday evening, June 3, local time (the early morning of June 4, Moscow time) an earthquake of magnitude 6.6, according to the website of the U.S. Geological survey.
The epicenter of the tremors, according to the American seismologists were in 370 kilometers to the South of the city of David (David) — the administrative center of the province of chiriquí (Panama).
Warning about the danger of a tsunami is not spread. Data about victims and the devastation of the earthquake off the coast of Panama has not yet been reported.
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Away mag, July 1997Noriega Sat HitherOur man in Panama plant the unusual causa of the generalisimo's purloined bar stoolsBy Steamy Wayne OvalbuminBecause the Panama Canalise bequeath be formally transferred to its server commonwealth at midday on December 31, 1999, and because first in 85 geezerhood one of this c's superlative technology achievements volition no thirster be nether U.S. restraint, the commonwealth has recently been caught up in a fury Read more [...]
Unusual stones Indian shamans, healers use to this day. For four thousand years, little has changed. Behind the shelter of a small prehistoric Casita de Piedra near the town of Boquete in western Panama found lying compact twelve stones - the earliest evidence of shamanism in the lower Central America.
Ruth Dick of Exeter University (UK) dug up a cache in 2007. The age of a piece of coal, found himself under the stones, the radiocarbon method is estimated at 4800 years. Embers, lying higher, give four thousand years. Evidence that someone had buried the stones later, no. By the way, that Read more [...]
<%=[TAN_psinet_include "/includes/include_ad_goingplaces.html" ]%>Andean GambleSigning offJune 3, 1998Howdy folk,So where did we except? Ah yes, in the craggy realm of Colombia, where all that commodity joe is from. As perpetually, we standard inscribe fateful monition some the route stellar to Cartagena. Legion HOT areas, as they say. The route, so was fell, though beautiful, and we did see our percentage of military camped on the hills Read more [...]
Floods in Panama in 2010. © Alberto Lowe | Reuters
on November 26. At least five people were killed, hundreds more injured in the floods, which caused a continuing several days of heavy rains, told Venezuelan TV station «Telesur» with reference to the government of Panama.
Hundreds of homes destroyed. One of the main causes of the disaster — formed from rain landslides.
The President of Panama Ricardo Martinelli on Monday declared a state of emergency in the province of colón on the Caribbean coast. «This is more serious than we thought», — he Read more [...]
The Specify Disrobe of Grenada Pic: CorelSea Humans Punta Caracol Acqua Gild, Isla Colón Tranquilo is the pi news at Punta Caracol, placed scarce off tranquil Isla Colón, 75 proceedings by piddle sweater and sauceboat from Panama Metropolis, via Bocas del Toro. Sheltered by the encompassing archipelago and mainland Panama, the haunt's six two-story cabanas with thatch roofs are suspended terminated the urine on wooden stilts, coiling out from a walk to expression Almirante Bay. THE Dear Aliveness: Apiece solar-powered cottage has native-hardwood floors and an Read more [...]
Good medicine, supported by a peace of mind, have been traveling abroad to perform some tasks, which were political rather than intelligence, although the line between these categories is sometimes difficult to hold. By that time, the level of my awareness was high enough to hold consultations with the competent at the highest level of foreign countries. Most often, my route ran to Latin America, which I knew better language is mastered loose enough where I had many friends and "connections." I do not crowd our ambassadors - official representatives of the state, because often traveled Read more [...]
Bear Grylls served in the SAS special forces is an expert on survival in extreme environments. In these films, he shows how to survive the dangers of nature itself. Bear shows survival skills are the most extreme way. Throw it out of a helicopter from a height of 2000 meters and in addition it has a parachute carrying only a knife and flint. He has to find food, water, direction, shelter. On the way Beara will rise: scorpions karakurt, cobras, rhinos, piranhas, sharks, elephants, bears, lions, and the unbearable cold and hellish heat.
In this series, Bear Grylls tries to survive in inhospitable Read more [...]