Young Panamanians Talk About Life Outside the City

Panama has been characterized by some, including its own citizens, as a third world country.  Others, especially within the academic circle, have characterized such countries as “developing”.  Nonetheless, what makes Panama unique is the financial,and often times cultural, divide between its citizens and residents.  Panama City can easily be mistaken for Miami—with its residential ocean […]

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Honduras vs. USA in the World Cup Qualifiers

For the people here, this is about so much more than just the soccer and the game, but this is their national identify; their symbol of national pride in the world.

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Children’s Day in Los Parajillos

I have spent almost a full year now, working in Los Pajarillos, and as an organization we have developed a very strong relationship with the community. We walked into the school that morning and written in big letters across the chalkboard was “Bienvendios Norte Americans”

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Reflection from Brigades in Honduras- by Brianna

Brianna just came back from Honduras where she spent August 8th-20th volunteering on her second medical brigade and her first water brigade with Global Brigades. She is an anthropology major at New York University, where she is a senior undergraduate student. And the fox said to the little prince, “One sees only with the heart. […]

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Roadtrippin' to Panama

So earlier this week I began a three day roadtrip from Tegucigalpa, Honduras to Panama City, Panama.  It was actually an incredibly beautiful drive.  Country to country, through the mountains, scenic vistas the entire drive.  The roads, as you can imagine, leave something to be desired, but that comes with the territory.  Overall, the actual […]

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Isla Niadup: A GBB diamond in the rough

The term “business” is usually synonymous with terms like “profit seeking”.  At the end of the day, why do Wall Street firms, large multinational organizations, and big banks exist?… To make someone rich, right? Large businesses have once again gained some notoriety over the last year—as the U.S. global economy fell into perilous recession; Americans […]

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When looking back on our business brigade to Niadup, one of the things that impacted me the most was the tranquility of the community and of the island.  Walking barefoot in the warm Caribbean sand, I’ve never felt so at peace with nature; without the outside influence of technology, I’ve never had so little but […]

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