Darien (Colombia)

Type: City
Name: Darien (Colombia)
Country: Colombia
Latitude: 3.93
Longitude: -76.5
population: 11,724
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

Celebrate Charlie Trotter Day THIS Weekend!

This weekend The Trotter Project is working with chefs around the world to celebrate chef Trotter and the opening of his eponymous restaurant. The weekend around August 16-17 was always an exciting one at the restaurant. Chef friends from around the world ... [Published Chicago Now - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 14 2014 - 1 reports

The gap in the world's longest road

Stretching from Alaska to the pencil tip of Argentina, the 48,000km-long Pan-American Highway holds the record for the world's longest motorable road. But there is a gap - an expanse of wild tropical forest - that has defeated travellers for centurie ... [Published BBC - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Panama: Traveller's Guide

Riding its burgeoning economic strength, Panama has seen a recent proliferation of new hotels and holiday experiences. This year, which marks the centenary of the first transit through the Panama Canal, also brought a new metro line to improve transport ... [Published The Independent - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 06 2014 - Updated Aug 06 2014 - 1 reports

SENAFRONT Combat Nurses help out in Meteti

lifestyleEver less pretense about having an army, but what will they do if peace breaks out in Colombia?The SENAFRONT Combat Nurses lend a helping hand in Meteti photos by José F. PonceUnder Panama’s constitution, we are not supposed to have an army. ... [Published Panama News - Aug 06 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Palm Oil in Panama

With an investment of $14.5 million farmers in the region of Baru have built a plant for processing palm oil which will begin operating in late August. "...The plant has capacity to process up to 30 tons per hour, and can be expanded to reach 60 tons ... [Published CentralAmericaData - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 1 reports

Working Lives Panama

For BBC World News South America business reporter Katy Watson travelled to Panama to meet five very different people and hear about their working lives.Andrea Lino is waiting just outside the village of Drua, on a sandy beach formed in a wide bend of ... [Published BBC - Aug 02 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Electrical Interconnection Panama - Colombia

The meeting attended by the presidents of Colombia and Panama , Juan Manuel Santos and Juan Carlos Varela, respectively, confirmed the revival of the project for energy interconnection between the two countries, whose construction could begin in 2016 ... [Published CentralAmericaData - Jul 29 2014]

Quotes

"The loggers will follow the road, forests will fall, and huge chunks of paradise will be lost forever."
...The Foreign Office warns against venturing "beyond a line drawn from Punta Carreto in the Comarca de San Blas on the Atlantic coast, through Yaviza in the eastern Darién province, to Punta Piña on the Pacific coast" (bit.ly/FCOAdvice)
...to grower Luciano Reyes the figure will rise as areas for the cultivation of bananas are being devoted to the cultivation of African palm. "Due to the situation being experienced by banana, many people are stopping growing it and are turning to sowing African palms."
"When we took over the running of the canal from the US in 2000, everything changed" he says

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Celebrate Charlie Trotter Day THIS Weekend! [Published Chicago Now - Aug 14 2014]
The gap in the world's longest road [Published BBC - Aug 14 2014]
Panama: Traveller's Guide [Published The Independent - Aug 07 2014]
SENAFRONT Combat Nurses help out in Meteti [Published Panama News - Aug 06 2014]
Palm Oil in Panama [Published CentralAmericaData - Aug 05 2014]
Working Lives Panama [Published BBC - Aug 02 2014]
Electrical Interconnection Panama - Colombia [Published CentralAmericaData - Jul 29 2014]
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