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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Introduction

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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Best of travel: Why Panama is Latin America's hot holiday destination - City A.M.Best of travel: Why Panama is Latin America's hot holiday destination  City A.M.

Panama : Report on the Observance of Standards and CodesData Module - International Monetary FundPanama : Report on the Observance of Standards and CodesData Module  International Monetary Fund

Migration through Panama resumes after pandemic lockdown - Hindustan TimesMigration through Panama resumes after pandemic lockdown  Hindustan Times

How has the rapid rise in crude impacted Panama Petrochem Q3 numbers? | Hussein Rayani on ET Now - Times NowHow has the rapid rise in crude impacted Panama Petrochem Q3 numbers? | Hussein Rayani on ET Now  Times Now

Panama City Beach hires law firm to handle internal investigation - WJHGPanama City Beach hires law firm to handle internal investigation  WJHG

Taking Panama into the future - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideTaking Panama into the future  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Panama City whistleblower employee terminated - WMBB - mypanhandle.comPanama City whistleblower employee terminated  WMBB - mypanhandle.com

Panama Line 3 monorail starts construction - International Railway JournalPanama Line 3 monorail starts construction  International Railway Journal

Indigenous community wins recognition of its land rights in Panama - Mongabay.comIndigenous community wins recognition of its land rights in Panama  Mongabay.com

Panama Canal weighing additional compensation for canceled LNG bookings - S&P GlobalPanama Canal weighing additional compensation for canceled LNG bookings  S&P Global

Panama City Beach discussing tornado sirens - WJHGPanama City Beach discussing tornado sirens  WJHG

Fitch Takes Various Actions on Panamanian Banks Following Sovereign Downgrade; Revises OE - Fitch RatingsFitch Takes Various Actions on Panamanian Banks Following Sovereign Downgrade; Revises OE  Fitch Ratings

Panama Reignites Love of Travel With Launch of 'Discover Your Panama' - TravelPulsePanama Reignites Love of Travel With Launch of 'Discover Your Panama'  TravelPulse

Panama : Request for an Arrangement Under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Panama - International Monetary FundPanama : Request for an Arrangement Under the Precautionary and Liquidity Line-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Panama  International Monetary Fund

Take This Test to Discover Your Perfect Panama Vacation and You Could Win a Trip There - Travel + LeisureTake This Test to Discover Your Perfect Panama Vacation and You Could Win a Trip There  Travel + Leisure

Panama Flagship Store Facilitates Successful Online Registry Applications - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwidePanama Flagship Store Facilitates Successful Online Registry Applications  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Migrants in Panama hope to continue on to the U.S. - Republic WorldMigrants in Panama hope to continue on to the U.S.  Republic World

Fitch Acts on Panamanian Infrastructure Issuers After Sovereign Action - Fitch RatingsFitch Acts on Panamanian Infrastructure Issuers After Sovereign Action  Fitch Ratings

February 23 in history: First mass polio vaccine, Panama Canal Zone, and more - WIONFebruary 23 in history: First mass polio vaccine, Panama Canal Zone, and more  WION

Panama City Beach Hires law firm to help conduct internal investigation - WMBB - mypanhandle.comPanama City Beach Hires law firm to help conduct internal investigation  WMBB - mypanhandle.com

Panama : Technical Assistance Report-Monetary and Financial Statistics - International Monetary FundPanama : Technical Assistance Report-Monetary and Financial Statistics  International Monetary Fund

Panama defends hiring Cuban doctors to fight pandemic - - The Tico TimesPanama defends hiring Cuban doctors to fight pandemic -  The Tico Times

Rudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q slated to open in Panama City Beach this summer - The News HeraldRudy's Country Store and Bar-B-Q slated to open in Panama City Beach this summer  The News Herald

Panama Petrochem consolidated net profit rises 732.60% in the December 2020 quarter - Business StandardPanama Petrochem consolidated net profit rises 732.60% in the December 2020 quarter  Business Standard

Fitch Downgrades Panama's IDR to 'BBB-'; Outlook Negative - Fitch RatingsFitch Downgrades Panama's IDR to 'BBB-'; Outlook Negative  Fitch Ratings

Fifty apply for Panama City Beach city manager job - WJHGFifty apply for Panama City Beach city manager job  WJHG

Panama: Urban planning, NbS, keys for reducing flood risk - PreventionWebPanama: Urban planning, NbS, keys for reducing flood risk  PreventionWeb

49 applications have come in for Panama City Beach City Manager position - WMBB - mypanhandle.com49 applications have come in for Panama City Beach City Manager position  WMBB - mypanhandle.com

Panama- Resignation signals institutional crisis | MENAFN.COM - MENAFN.COMPanama- Resignation signals institutional crisis | MENAFN.COM  MENAFN.COM

The Panama Maritime Authority Supports Seafarers On Panamanian Flag Vessels And Nationals On Foreign Flags - Hellenic Shipping News WorldwideThe Panama Maritime Authority Supports Seafarers On Panamanian Flag Vessels And Nationals On Foreign Flags  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Panama- Seeking the true reason for the AG's exit? - MENAFN.COMPanama- Seeking the true reason for the AG's exit?  MENAFN.COM

This new caf in Mumbais Todi Mills compound will whisk you off you to South America - VOGUE IndiaThis new caf in Mumbais Todi Mills compound will whisk you off you to South America  VOGUE India

Panama says buying vaccines for more than 80% of its population - ReutersPanama says buying vaccines for more than 80% of its population  Reuters

Panama City employee fired after filing whistleblower complaint - WMBB - mypanhandle.comPanama City employee fired after filing whistleblower complaint  WMBB - mypanhandle.com

Panama- Fuel prices jump on Friday | MENAFN.COM - MENAFN.COMPanama- Fuel prices jump on Friday | MENAFN.COM  MENAFN.COM

Argos Panama welcomes new General Manager - World CementArgos Panama welcomes new General Manager  World Cement

Glass blowing studio and gallery opens in Downtown Panama City - WJHGGlass blowing studio and gallery opens in Downtown Panama City  WJHG

Panama City and Lynn Haven McDonalds to host area blood drives on Saturday - The News HeraldPanama City and Lynn Haven McDonalds to host area blood drives on Saturday  The News Herald

Panama City Beach City Council discusses purchasing tornado sirens - WMBB - mypanhandle.comPanama City Beach City Council discusses purchasing tornado sirens  WMBB - mypanhandle.com

Ocean Networks to Connect Panama to Florida with Submarine Cables - Nearshore AmericasOcean Networks to Connect Panama to Florida with Submarine Cables  Nearshore Americas

Saanich council ditches ALR application to move forward with Panama Flats plan - Times ColonistSaanich council ditches ALR application to move forward with Panama Flats plan  Times Colonist

City of Panama City to plant 120 trees as part of the Re-tree PC project - WMBB - mypanhandle.comCity of Panama City to plant 120 trees as part of the Re-tree PC project  WMBB - mypanhandle.com

Panama eyes 'structural' tax reforms - BNamericas EnglishPanama eyes 'structural' tax reforms  BNamericas English

Fitch Downgrades Panama Metro Line 2 2017-1 Senior Secured Notes to 'BBB-'; Outlook Negative - Fitch RatingsFitch Downgrades Panama Metro Line 2 2017-1 Senior Secured Notes to 'BBB-'; Outlook Negative  Fitch Ratings

Pfizer tells Panama vaccine shipments to resume mid-February, minister says - ReutersPfizer tells Panama vaccine shipments to resume mid-February, minister says  Reuters

Crocodile blood in Panama reveals evolutionary surprise - Futurity: Research NewsCrocodile blood in Panama reveals evolutionary surprise  Futurity: Research News

Panama City Beach Fire Rescue purchases remote-controlled rescue boats - WMBB - mypanhandle.comPanama City Beach Fire Rescue purchases remote-controlled rescue boats  WMBB - mypanhandle.com

Panama came back from a 20-point deficit to defeat Uruguay to close their FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers stint - FIBAPanama came back from a 20-point deficit to defeat Uruguay to close their FIBA AmeriCup 2022 Qualifiers stint  FIBA

Copa Airlines and Panama participate in IATA Travel Pass trial - Aerospace TechnologyCopa Airlines and Panama participate in IATA Travel Pass trial  Aerospace Technology

Arnold soccer teams look to bring two state titles to Panama City Beach - WMBB - mypanhandle.comArnold soccer teams look to bring two state titles to Panama City Beach  WMBB - mypanhandle.com

Panama reopens land borders to tourists - - The Tico Times - The Tico TimesPanama reopens land borders to tourists - - The Tico Times  The Tico Times

Panama Tourism Authority Launches 1000 Kilometers of Trails Project - Luxury Travel AdvisorPanama Tourism Authority Launches 1000 Kilometers of Trails Project  Luxury Travel Advisor

Two pilots injured in aircraft crash at Tyndall Air Force Base - The News HeraldTwo pilots injured in aircraft crash at Tyndall Air Force Base  The News Herald

ICC stands by Panama Canal arbitrators - GARICC stands by Panama Canal arbitrators  GAR

Is Panama Petrochem (NSE:PANAMAPET) A Risky Investment? - Simply Wall StIs Panama Petrochem (NSE:PANAMAPET) A Risky Investment?  Simply Wall St

Panama City Beach tornado leaves behind expensive damage - WJHGPanama City Beach tornado leaves behind expensive damage  WJHG

Massive Drugs Seizure In Europe Came From Paraguay & Panama - The Taiwan TimesMassive Drugs Seizure In Europe Came From Paraguay & Panama  The Taiwan Times

Panama- Smile of the day - MENAFN.COMPanama- Smile of the day  MENAFN.COM

Saanich spikes 37-acre ALR expansion at Panama Flats Oak Bay News - Oak Bay NewsSaanich spikes 37-acre ALR expansion at Panama Flats Oak Bay News  Oak Bay News

Bay County high schools celebrate Black History Month - The News HeraldBay County high schools celebrate Black History Month  The News Herald

Australian officials seek AU$32 million from couple flagged by Panama Papers - ICIJ - ICIJ.orgAustralian officials seek AU$32 million from couple flagged by Panama Papers - ICIJ  ICIJ.org

Lanes closed after Panama City crash - WMBB - mypanhandle.comLanes closed after Panama City crash  WMBB - mypanhandle.com

Panama City Beach to use unmanned water-rescue vehicles this summer - The News HeraldPanama City Beach to use unmanned water-rescue vehicles this summer  The News Herald

Significant magnitude 5.0 earthquake 57 km southwest of David, Panama - VolcanoDiscoverySignificant magnitude 5.0 earthquake 57 km southwest of David, Panama  VolcanoDiscovery

Presidents Day tornado caused $125,000 in damages in Panama City Beach - The News HeraldPresidents Day tornado caused $125,000 in damages in Panama City Beach  The News Herald

Panama City Beach limits special event crowds during Spring Break because of COVID-19 - The News HeraldPanama City Beach limits special event crowds during Spring Break because of COVID-19  The News Herald

Oxford House Inc. responds to residents concerns about sober living home in Panama City - WMBB - mypanhandle.comOxford House Inc. responds to residents concerns about sober living home in Panama City  WMBB - mypanhandle.com

Panama- 14 deaths,484 new infections as reopening advances - MENAFN.COMPanama- 14 deaths,484 new infections as reopening advances  MENAFN.COM

Payback time for Panama's mayor - MENAFN.COMPayback time for Panama's mayor  MENAFN.COM

Efforts ongoing for Panama to pay rice debt to Guyanese millers - Demerara Waves Online News GuyanaEfforts ongoing for Panama to pay rice debt to Guyanese millers  Demerara Waves Online News Guyana

Panama City residents voice concerns about sober living house moving into neighborhood - WMBB - mypanhandle.comPanama City residents voice concerns about sober living house moving into neighborhood  WMBB - mypanhandle.com

Panama Citys Trilingual School celebrates Chinese New Year - WMBB - mypanhandle.comPanama Citys Trilingual School celebrates Chinese New Year  WMBB - mypanhandle.com

Panama City Beach pedestrian hit and killed by vehicle - The News HeraldPanama City Beach pedestrian hit and killed by vehicle  The News Herald

Gulf Coast State College demonstrates rescue drone at Panama City Beach - The News HeraldGulf Coast State College demonstrates rescue drone at Panama City Beach  The News Herald

Panama's opening restarts migrants' move toward US - Arkansas OnlinePanama's opening restarts migrants' move toward US  Arkansas Online

QUT research creates Panama disease-resistant bananas - FoodprocessingQUT research creates Panama disease-resistant bananas  Foodprocessing

Panama City high school student invents filter to turn carbon emissions into oxygen - The News HeraldPanama City high school student invents filter to turn carbon emissions into oxygen  The News Herald

Panama- Protest flames burning in the rain - MENAFN.COMPanama- Protest flames burning in the rain  MENAFN.COM

Precautionary boil water notice for areas of Panama City - WMBB - mypanhandle.comPrecautionary boil water notice for areas of Panama City  WMBB - mypanhandle.com

Bay County schools reduce COVID quarantine distancing for students against CDC advice - The News HeraldBay County schools reduce COVID quarantine distancing for students against CDC advice  The News Herald

New sculptures unveiled in Panama City Beach - WJHGNew sculptures unveiled in Panama City Beach  WJHG

Panama City officials oppose drug and alcohol rehab homes in neighborhoods - The News HeraldPanama City officials oppose drug and alcohol rehab homes in neighborhoods  The News Herald

Saanich Council votes to not repurpose Panama Flats for agricultural use - CHEKSaanich Council votes to not repurpose Panama Flats for agricultural use  CHEK

Property owners by PCB lake prone to flooding should take charge of it, city officials say - The News HeraldProperty owners by PCB lake prone to flooding should take charge of it, city officials say  The News Herald

Some Panama City residents concerned over potential sober living house - WMBB - mypanhandle.comSome Panama City residents concerned over potential sober living house  WMBB - mypanhandle.com

Panama City Beach man dies in single vehicle crash - WJHGPanama City Beach man dies in single vehicle crash  WJHG

Panama Relocation Services Releases Complete Panama Relocation Guide - EIN Presswire - EIN NewsPanama Relocation Services Releases Complete Panama Relocation Guide - EIN Presswire  EIN News

Panama City glass blowing business taking shape in historic building downtown - The News HeraldPanama City glass blowing business taking shape in historic building downtown  The News Herald

Panama City Beach crosswalk project to start in coming weeks - WMBB - mypanhandle.comPanama City Beach crosswalk project to start in coming weeks  WMBB - mypanhandle.com

Panama remains on EU dirty dozen tax haven black list - MENAFN.COMPanama remains on EU dirty dozen tax haven black list  MENAFN.COM

Caribbean Express: Driving economies - Capacity MediaCaribbean Express: Driving economies  Capacity Media

Researchers discover crocodile evolution rebooted by Ice Age glaciations - ANI NewsResearchers discover crocodile evolution rebooted by Ice Age glaciations  ANI News

Fitch Affirms MMG Bank's IDR at 'BB+'; Outlook Negative - Fitch RatingsFitch Affirms MMG Bank's IDR at 'BB+'; Outlook Negative  Fitch Ratings

READER FEEDBACK: Bring on the wine! - The News HeraldREADER FEEDBACK: Bring on the wine!  The News Herald

Keep PCB Beautiful looks ahead to tourism season - WMBB - mypanhandle.comKeep PCB Beautiful looks ahead to tourism season  WMBB - mypanhandle.com

School Board to vote on proposed named for $19M Bay High School STEM building - The News HeraldSchool Board to vote on proposed named for $19M Bay High School STEM building  The News Herald

Rushed from Panama to Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, His Life was Saved Via Mitral Valve Repair - Baptist Health South FloridaRushed from Panama to Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, His Life was Saved Via Mitral Valve Repair  Baptist Health South Florida

Panama City Beach 'SeeLife' statue decorations unveiled - The News HeraldPanama City Beach 'SeeLife' statue decorations unveiled  The News Herald

WATCH LIVE: Panama City Beach virtual town hall meeting - WMBB - mypanhandle.comWATCH LIVE: Panama City Beach virtual town hall meeting  WMBB - mypanhandle.com

Panama City residents voice concerns over possible transitional house - WMBB - mypanhandle.comPanama City residents voice concerns over possible transitional house  WMBB - mypanhandle.com