- Howard Francis

By Howard Francis

  • Release Date: 2016-05-19
  • Genre: Latin America
Score: 5
From 12 Ratings


2016 edition has 443 pages, over 18 hours of videos, 310 color pictures, 5 slideshows and 225 interactive review  questions. The 28 chapters of this book are organized into 4 parts. 
Tourism: Over 100 videos of exotic wildlife and fun places to go and see.
Business: Over 1,300 pages of PDFs from NGOs and the US, UK, EU and Panama governments explaining how to do business in Panama and its realities. Many contacts provided. Over 100 pages of facts and insights. 
Retirement: Many insights into ways Americans, Canadians and Europeans can take advantage of Panama for their retirement. Medical and Dental Tourism are overviewed and US HMOs that cover operations and procedures in Panama.
CORE: Over 53 economic reasons that Panama is Latin America’s economic star.


  • Best book on panama.

    By Nick of Hawaii
    Loved it. So does everyone I know who read it.
  • Very impressive! Panama's Economic Development Agency has a remarkable ebook to market Panama.

    By Frank in panama
    The author has combined great economic research with persuasive arguments and analysis that the Republic of Panama is increasingly in a class by itself economically and for foreigners to visit and relocate. He then proceeds to explain why this makes Panama the #1 choice for American, Canadian and European tourists, retirees, expats, medical tourists and business people. I came away very impressed and intrigued by Panama...the author sells Panama extremely well. This ebook has all the latest bells and whistles and showcases Apple's new iPad and ebook technology very well. There are 32 videos of just the exotic birds of panama. A masterful job at persuasion from a skilled marketer /author. Using the latest technologies to interest and then persuade plane loads of foreigners to visit Panama and perhaps subsequently relocate is more effective on a multi media ebook than a website. Is this the beginning of a trend in travel?
  • Best book on panama. Multi media gem

    By Beatriz in California
    I loved this book and I highly recommend it.
  • Wow

    By Lady nancy of Ventura
    Wow, overly entertaining and persuasive.
  • Great ebook.

    By Bon2013b
    Loved it. So much for Costa Rica....Panama here i come.
  • For me the best Panama guide Possible

    By alberto matos chong
    it is forme the best country guide possible cause all the details, videos, explanations, resumes and dates. Every foreigner should have this!!!!
  • Fantastic ebook on Panama

    By caligrrl
    Wow! This book should not be free! Great information, and very comprehensive. Love the links to the You Tube videos. A must "buy" if you are planning a trip to Panama.
  • Excellent Read

    By Sarahgw
    This is an excellent, and quick read. Totally, worth it especially if your going to panama or looking to move there.
  • Wow Amazing eBook. a 10 on 10 for value, entertainment and facts.

    By Victor Preston
    this eBook shows the promise of Apple technologies and it is EXTREMELY impressive. Books starts off with a 20 minute video overviewing each chapter of the eBook - I knew at that point I was in for something cutting edge and better. 2 types of eBooks can be read on an iPad - ePub and a new type that is called multi touch. EPub on an iPad is like reading on a computer - you see the videos, you swipe with 4 fingers going from the book back to the videos. This ebook is a new improved standard called multi touch that is unique to Apple's iPad. For the right type of books - like a travel eBook - it is the only way to go and the new standard everyone will prefer once they are exposed to it. The author has generously provided a FREE 100 page sample version that anyone can download. It goes by WIFI into your iBooks app on you iPad and it is in the Books section. If you buy the book - it was $7.99 then it updates that version to the full version. The Author uses a new convention under each chapter - the number of pages, videos. pictures and interactive trivia questions that appear in software at the end of that chapter. There are also slideshows in 5 chapters. The trivia questions are very cool. Chapter 11 had 47 questions..its more like a quiz and the software tests you if you got it right or was fun and cool. In many ways this is really 2 books. One is fun animals, sports and things to do and see in Panama optimized for this new unique and very impressive Apple multi touch software. The other more profound and unique book builds a compelling case that in 2012 people should shop around for value in a country like they do buying a product online. Panama offers many types of visas that will meet most people's needs and these allow people to live, work or retire in Panama. The author makes the case that a 2nd citizenship is not required and most people can live part of the year in America or Europe and part of the year in Panama. I've spent years evaluating different countries in Central America and never dug up all of the stuff the economic this author has dug up that makes a very strong economic case for retiring, visiting or buying a home in Panama.