Three couples dressed in the traditional pollera costume dance to folk music on the entertainment stage of Panama's pavilion. City Carnival Queen Virginia Hernández is also present, wearing her eye-catching crown.

Panama won its first Guinness World Record by bringing together 5,084 people, from children to adolescents, to paint a 7,000 square meter representation of the Panama Canal locks.

By resolution number 5 of the Cabinet on January 7, 2014, the Panama Tourism Authority has the pleasure of announcing the candidates for the Queen of the 2014 Metrocity Carnival.

The Panama Canal, one of the engineering marvels of the world, is gearing up to celebrate its 100 years of existence in 2014. The country will kick off the celebration of the historic event at FITUR 2014, to be held from January 22nd to 26th in Madrid, Spain.

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In my early years writing for International Living, I researched most of the countries drawing expats today. The different options for residence always caught my eye. One country welcomed retirees with a special visa. But the fine print? “Foreigners can own construction, but not the land it is built on.”

Yes, the world is your oyster and you should see as much of it as possible, but there are some places you need to see sooner than others. To make sure you don't miss out on the next big thing, we've put together the Condé Nast Traveler 2014 forecast: a list of the hottest, most up-and-coming must-visit destinations for the coming year. Start booking those flights now!

With the unbearable weather in much of the country, you might be thinking how pleasant it would be to retire where the only ice you’ll see is in a refreshing drink.

If you could retire anywhere in the world, where would you go? As we find ourselves at the beginning of a brand new year, that's a question worth asking. The very good news is that we are living in a time when it's not only possible, but easier than ever to launch the retirement adventure of your fondest day dreams almost anywhere on earth that appeals to you.

The Parade of a Thousand Polleras will be held in Las Tablas on Saturday, January 11th at 4:00 p.m. Around 10,000 participants wearing the traditional pollera outfit, musical ensembles, carnival groups, and drummers are expected to participate in this extraordinary folk event.