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Greek Language Day: The Mother of All Western Languages

The Greek language now has its own World Day, which is celebrated annually every February 9, the day which also honors the memory of Greece's national poet Dionysios Solomos, who wrote Greece's national anthem ''Hymn to Liberty.'' This celebration seeks to...

Gigantic Greek Container Ship is Largest Vessel to Pass Through Panama Canal

The enormous container ship called the "Neopanamax TRITON," owned by the Greek shipping company Costamare, is now the largest vessel to transit the Panama Canal since its expansion in 2016. The container ship is 51.2 meters (168 feet) wide, and...

Panama’s New President-Elect Laurentino Cortizo Is of Greek Descent

Panama's new President-elect, Laurentino (Nito) Cortizo, is a 66-year old center-left politician with a diverse genealogical background, since his father is Spanish and his mother has direct Greek descent. Cortizo, who leads Panama's Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), has won thirty-three...

The Ultimate Panamanian Restaurant is Actually Greek

  One of the most iconic Panamanian chicken & meat grills in Panama City is actually owned and operated by a young Greek who continues the tradition set down by his grandfather. "There is no Panamenian who hasn't eaten in our...

Vessel Runs Aground Off Nafplio, Greece (video)

A Panamanian-flagged freighter named ''Sibel'' run aground on the sandy shoals off Peloponnesian town of Nafplio on Saturday. The vessel had a total of 13 crew on board, all non-Greek nationals, and no injuries were reported. The vessel was loaded...

Prosecutors ask Panama Authorities for Information on Greeks in Panama Papers

Three Greek public prosecutors led by Financial Crime Prosecutor Panagiotis Athanasiou filed an official request with Panama prosecution authorities, asking for information regarding the bank accounts of Greeks listed in the so-called 'Panama Papers'. The three prosecutors went to The...