Stay up-to-date with the latest trends and events from around the hemisphere with AQ's Panorama. Each issue, AQ packs its bags and offers readers travel tips on a new Americas destination.
Educational TV can be a powerful tool for raising awareness of social issues. The problem: production costs place it beyond reach for most activists and educators in Latin America. Enter Fundación Albatros Media, a Panama-based nonprofit that produces and distributes documentaries on quality of life and environmental and social issues free of charge to television stations across the region.
The musical trio, Choc Quib Town (CQT), is putting the Chocó region of Colombia on the global music map this summer. The group will introduce its unique blend of hip-hop, urban soul and funk (infused with Afro-Colombian folk) to European audiences in their first-ever transatlantic tour.
Panama, the crossroads of the hemisphere, has become one of the hottest business and leisure travel destinations in the Americas. With canal expansion underway, the tiny isthmus nation is poised to reap the rewards of being the bridge between the continents.
1. Explore the Canal. The Panama Canal is the lifeblood of the city. A visitor center in Miraflores, just a few miles from downtown, lets guests see the immensity of the locks and view animated shows about its history.