Panama is the only country in Latin America that has not experienced a financial collapse or a currency crisis since its independence.  How is your country doing?  It is a viable choice for relocation: U.S.$ based economy,  average 7%+ growth in GDP over the last ten years.  Infrastructure investments in transportation, energy production, public safety, have produced a shortage in qualified skilled trades and professional services.  For a short summary of what people are interested in, check out my friend Tom Bymer’s web site “The Panama Perspective”, great guy and knows his way around here and who to talk to.