The list author says: "Best known for it's famous canal, Panama has overcome it's turbulent past. A well known retirement location for many years, it's finally awaken it's potential as a tourist destination. The following are some suggesting reading material as well as some conversational Spanish courses (recommended if choosing to retire in the country). A couple of websites I can suggest as well include: www.panamainfo.com, www.businesspanama.com & www.visitpanama.com for more updates."
"One of the most recent guides to Panama & written by the same author who wrote the National Geographic guide. An expert in the region although not a resident. Awesome information. Both guides complement well."