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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Suspect barricaded in apartment in Panama City, Florida. found dead - CNN

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Suspect barricaded in apartment in Panama City, Florida. found dead
CNN
The Bay County Sheriff's Office and Panama City police began searching for Holroyd in case he returned to Bay County. Investigators started watching Holroyd's townhome apartment after his vehicle was seen there. During that time, a complex resident ...
Sources confirm Panama City active shooter suspect is deadWDTN.com
At Least 1 Injured as Police Exchange Fire With Holed-Up Suspect in Panama City, FloridaTIME
Shooter in Panama City, Florida standoff dead: officialsReuters
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Panama says new evidence shows 1994 plane crash 'terrorist' incident - BBC News

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Panama says new evidence shows 1994 plane crash 'terrorist' incident
BBC News
A plane crash in Panama in 1994 that killed 21 people, many of them Jews, was the result of a terrorist incident, Panama's president has said. Juan Carlos Varela said the evidence came from Israeli intelligence and he had asked for the case to be reopened.
Panama says 1994 plane crash that killed Jewish passengers was terrorist attackJewish Telegraphic Agency

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Sheriff's Office: Panama City shooter suspect is 'down' - KOMO News

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Sheriff's Office: Panama City shooter suspect is 'down'
KOMO News
PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WEAR) - UPDATE: According to a Bay County Sheriff's Office spokesperson, shooter suspect Kevin Holroyd is "down." The spokesperson told Channel 3 News that deputies tried to make entry into an apartment he barricaded himself ...



Panama: 1994 plane crash was 'terrorist attack' - Arutz Sheva

Arutz Sheva

Panama: 1994 plane crash was 'terrorist attack'
Arutz Sheva
A 1994 plane crash in Panama which killed 21 people was a "terrorist attack," President Juan Carlos Varela said Monday, citing Israeli intelligence reports. "I have ordered the reopening of the case after intelligence reports" indicated the incident ...
Panama's Varela says 'terrorism' cause of 1994 plane crashReuters
Panama says not opening a Jerusalem embassyThe Jerusalem Post

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Police: Suspect shot man in Walton County, fled to Panama City where he died in standoff - The Northwest Florida Daily News

The Northwest Florida Daily News

Police: Suspect shot man in Walton County, fled to Panama City where he died in standoff
The Northwest Florida Daily News
SANTA ROSA BEACH Authorities say a Bay County man shot and killed another man at a South Walton home before fleeing to Panama City and engaging police in a shootout on Tuesday. According to Walton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Corey ...
UPDATE: Suspicious death connected to active shooter incident in ...WJHG-TV

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Latest beach conditions: Memorial Day 2018 in Gulf Shores, Panama City, Destin - AL.com

AL.com

Latest beach conditions: Memorial Day 2018 in Gulf Shores, Panama City, Destin
AL.com
In Panama City, yellow flags are posted. On Saturday, a 5-year-old boy from Destin died after he was pulled from the Gulf. At the time of the incident, a single red flag, indicating the presence of high surf and strong currents. Double red flags mean ...

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Shots heard on camera in Panama City - WFLA

WFLA

Shots heard on camera in Panama City
WFLA
RAW cellphone video showing law officers taking cover behind a car while you hear dozens of shots in the background. (USER GENERATED CONTENT) NO USE REUTERS. More Stories. Boil water notice issued for portion of Tarpon Springs after major ...



Shooter in Panama City, Florida, killed - local TV - Reuters.com

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Shooter in Panama City, Florida, killed - local TV
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Police in Panama City, Florida, were engaged in a standoff with an active shooter who barricaded himself inside an apartment complex at a busy intersection on Tuesday. Resident Geraldine Rinaldi videotaped the encounter. Rough Cut (no reporter ...



Witnesses on Scene React to Active Shooter in Panama City - My Panhandle

My Panhandle

Witnesses on Scene React to Active Shooter in Panama City
My Panhandle
PANAMA CITY, Fla. - As shots were ringing out in the area, reporters spoke with witnesses on scene on 23rd Street near the shooting. Gigi Denman was on her way back from a doctor's appointment when she saw the police cars. She said she thought it was ...



Authorities respond to an active shooting in Panama City, Florida - KTVA

Authorities respond to an active shooting in Panama City, Florida
KTVA
CNN -- Authorities are on the scene of an active shooting at an apartment complex in Panama City, Florida, according to Bay County Sheriff spokeswoman Ruth Corley. The Bay County Sheriff's office and Panama City Police are working to get the situation ...