When traveling in Panama, visiting its iconic canal is a must. (Who goes to Paris without seeing the Eiffel Tower?) But for Georgians, the storied waterway has a more practical resonance: It’s a transit point for a large segment of imports from Asia that land at the Port of Savannah before being dispersed around the country. Read more
Stanley Kao‘s mid-June visit to Atlanta came at an inauspicious moment. Just before the Taiwanese top diplomat’s arrival, Panama dropped diplomatic ties with the island and switched relations to the People’s Republic of China, reducing the number of countries that officially recognize Taiwan to 20. China considers the island one of its provinces and won’t forge Read more
Georgia’s ports had a record month for container traffic, thanks to larger ships through the Panama Canal combined with an array of new services stemming from consolidation in the shipping industry.
Panama‘s roots into the Georgia Institute of Technology go deep as Global Atlanta learned during a visit in 2014, and Tech grads saw on Saturday when Juan Carlos Varela, Panama’s president and a 1985 graduate with an industrial engineering degree, delivered one of three commencement addresses. Mr. Varela was actually the third member of his immediate Read more
This past year has provided the Georgia Institute of Technology with a number of new partnerships in keeping with the university’s objectives of increased global engagement and preparing its students for “global leadership.” The announcement in early December of the new Georgia Tech Tianjin University Shezhen Institute , which will be located on a 40-acre Read more
Savannah saw its largest-ever container ship July 13, the first to call on the port after passing through the recently expanded Panama Canal.
As part of a concerted effort to reach out to international alumni, the Georgia Institute of Technology is to hold a Latin American Homecoming in Atlanta from Oct. 23-25. The LATAM celebration is to be an opportunity for recent graduates as well as those who haven’t been on campus for decades to reconnect with the Read more
With the expansion of the Panama Canal, Panama is poised for explosive growth, not only from shipping more and larger cargo but also from the trickle down effect of the increased ancillary businesses in energy, infrastructure, conservation, banking and tourism, according to speakers at a seminar held at the Metro Atlanta Chamber Aug. 27 including Robert Read more
Look at the study-abroad map of most universities across Georgia, and Costa Rica seems like the constant destination. The programs are diverse: some students take Spanish while teaching English; others learn about tropical ecosystems or how to develop ecotourism programs. Study-abroad websites promising “life-changing” experiences show images of lush forests and students zip-lining, riding horses or whooshing down water slides. With its political stability, biodiversity, relative poverty Read more
The media is atwitter that President Barack Obama will not just shake hands with Cuban President Raúl Castro but will actually talk with him at the Summit of the Americas (SOA) which starts Friday night in Panama. My guess: expect more. The Summit of the Americas is a meeting of the Western Hemisphere countries that Read more