On August 15, 1914, the first ship sailed from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean through the Panama Canal. Exactly one hundred years later, this canal is one of the major shipping lanes in the world, and also for the cruise line Star Clippers.
The New York Yankees visited Panama and played the Miami Marlins twice at Rod Carew Stadium. More than 40,000 people attended these Major League games, which also honored the superstar Mariano Rivera.
A budding professional career did not stop the Mexican Carlos Ortiz from becoming the youngest winner of the Panama Claro Championship. After graduating from the University of North Texas last year, the mere 22-year old is already playing his first season as a professional golfer.
A remote site located in the town of El Caño, west of Panama City, is home to what might be the most important archaeological treasure of America, of equal or greater value than the discovery of the splendid tomb of the Lord of Sipán in northern Peru in 1987.