Panama

Country Panama
Capital Panama City
Continent North America(Central America)
Currency Balboa(PAB) & United States dollar(USD)
Languages Spanish

Panama City

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Explored and settled by the Spanish in the 16th century, Panama broke with Spain in 1821 and joined a union of Colombia, Ecuador, and Venezuela - named the Republic of Gran Colombia. When the latter dissolved in 1830, Panama remained part of Colombia. With US backing, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903 and promptly signed a treaty with the US allowing for the construction of a canal and US sovereignty over a strip of land on either side of the structure (the Panama Canal Zone). The Panama Canal was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers between 1904 and 1914. In 1977, an agreement was signed for the complete transfer of the Canal from the US to Panama by the end of the century. Certain portions of the Zone and increasing responsibility over the Canal were turned over in the subsequent decades. With US help, dictator Manuel NORIEGA was deposed in 1989. The entire Panama Canal, the area supporting the Canal, and remaining US military bases were transferred to Panama by the end of 1999. In October 2006, Panamanians approved an ambitious plan (estimated to cost $5.3 billion) to expand the Canal. The project, which began in 2007 and could double the Canal's capacity, is expected to be completed in 2014-15.

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Panama - Wikipedia
Panama - CIA World Fact Book
Panama - BBC
Panama - Timeline - BBC

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Big businesses coming to Panama City - WJHG.com - WJHG-TV

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Big businesses coming to Panama City - WJHG.com
WJHG-TV
More businesses are coming to Panama City in the new Bay City Point shopping center.
Murder Suspect Caught in Bay County - Story | MyPanhandle | WMBBMy Panhandle

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Team Bahamas Gets 2-1 Win Over Panama - Bahamas Tribune

Bahamas Tribune

Team Bahamas Gets 2-1 Win Over Panama
Bahamas Tribune
#TEAM Bahamas survived their closest game of the tournament thus far as they closed out group stage play at the Pan American Championships. #The Bahamas scored a 2-1 win over Panama yesterday at the Centro Olimpico Juan Pablo Duarte Stadium.



Mexican crew to officiate USA's crucial World Cup qualifier vs. Panama - MLSsoccer.com

MLSsoccer.com

Mexican crew to officiate USA's crucial World Cup qualifier vs. Panama
MLSsoccer.com
A Mexican officiating crew will oversee the US national team's crucial World Cup qualifier against Panama on Oct. 6 in Orlando. Regular Liga MX referee Roberto Garcia will oversee the match alongside linesmen Jose Luis Camargo and Alberto Morin.



Panama City Marine Institute Looking For Students to Enroll - My Panhandle

My Panhandle

Panama City Marine Institute Looking For Students to Enroll
My Panhandle
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Whether it's in the classroom or out on the bay, the Panama City Marine Institute has it all. PCMI in downtown Panama City offers a non-traditional alternative to education, and is looking to enroll more students in their program ...



United Nations News Centre - Panama vows to combat drug ... - UN News Centre

UN News Centre

United Nations News Centre - Panama vows to combat drug ...
UN News Centre
Juan Carlos Varela Rodrguez, President of Panama, addresses the general debate of the 72nd Session of the General Assembly. UN Photo/Cia Pak. Tweet ...

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A New Digital Currency, AML Bitcoin, Makes Landfall In Panama ... - Investor's Business Daily

Investor's Business Daily

A New Digital Currency, AML Bitcoin, Makes Landfall In Panama ...
Investor's Business Daily
As America braced itself for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in the past few weeks, the cryptocurrency world endured its own massive storm. Though prices are ...

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Panama Papers case: Nawaz Sharif and his family's assets frozen by Pakistan's anti-graft body - Firstpost

Firstpost

Panama Papers case: Nawaz Sharif and his family's assets frozen by Pakistan's anti-graft body
Firstpost
Sharif, 67, stepped down after a Supreme Court bench disqualified him on 28 July from continuing in his office for dishonesty in the Panama Papers scandal and ruled that corruption cases be filed against him and his children. The Accountability Court ...
Panama Papers case: Nawaz Sharif's property seized, bank accounts frozen by anti-graft bodyNewsX
Pakistan Anti-Graft Body Freezes Bank Accounts of Nawaz Sharif, FamilyThe Wire
Senate passes Election Bill 2017, paving way for Nawaz Sharif to head PML-NSAMAA TV News Pakistan
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Panama Authorizes Extradition of Former Mexican Governor on Corruption Charges - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

Panama Authorizes Extradition of Former Mexican Governor on Corruption Charges
U.S. News & World Report
FILE PHOTO: Former governor of Mexico's Quintana Roo state Roberto Borge (C) is escorted by policemen while leaving a court of appeals in Panama City, Panama, June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Lemos Reuters. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Panama has ...
Panama to extradite ex-Mexico governor on corruption charges ...Washington Post

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Six MLS players named by Panama for World Cup qualifiers vs. US ... - MLSsoccer.com

MLSsoccer.com

Six MLS players named by Panama for World Cup qualifiers vs. US ...
MLSsoccer.com
Panama on Wednesday named their roster for their critical World Cup qualifiers against the US and Costa Rica next month, calling six MLS players to a squad ...
World Cup 2018 qualifying: Roman Torres called into Panama ...Sounder At Heart

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Two Suspects Arrested in Connection to Panama City Bank Robbery - My Panhandle

My Panhandle

Two Suspects Arrested in Connection to Panama City Bank Robbery
My Panhandle
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - Two people are in custody in connection to the Summit Bank robbery last week. On September 14, a man walked into Summit Bank on 23rd Street just after 2pm and demanded money from the tellers. After an extensive search of the area ...
Bank robbery suspect arrested in Hernando County - WJHG.comWJHG-TV
PCPD: Summit Bank robbery part of spree; 2 in custodyThe News Herald

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