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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Investors in the Panama Trump Tower Included a Notorious Criminal Who Laundered Drug Money - Slate Magazine

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Investors in the Panama Trump Tower Included a Notorious Criminal Who Laundered Drug Money
Slate Magazine
Donald Trump has made little effort to hide the fact that, as president, he continues to profit off the dozens of properties either that he owns or that bear his name. According to a new report by the anti-corruption organization Global Witness, some ...
A Panama tower carries Trump's name and ties to organized crime ...NBCNews.com
Trump's Panama tower used for money-laundering by condo owners ...The Guardian
Ivanka and the fugitive from PanamaReuters
Newsweek -Telegraph.co.uk -The Hill -Global Witness
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Panama's president visits China following break with Taiwan - ABC News

ABC News

Panama's president visits China following break with Taiwan
ABC News
Panama said its decision to switch ties was economically motivated, although it also endorsed Beijing's "one-China principle" stating that Taiwan is Chinese territory. With China rapidly expanding its economic footprint abroad, Varela has said he hopes ...
After ditching Taiwan, China says Panama will get the help it needsReuters
Panama eyes trade deal with China after ditching TaiwaneNCA
Panama Opens First Embassy in China After Axing Taiwan Ties ...teleSUR English
Xinhua -South China Morning Post
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Arrest Made in Panama City Homicide | MyPanhandle | WMBB - My Panhandle

My Panhandle

Arrest Made in Panama City Homicide | MyPanhandle | WMBB
My Panhandle
One person is dead and another is in jail following a murder in Panama City Early Saturday morning.
PCPD: Panama City man killed by former roommateThe News Herald

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Florida State Panama City holds 'Nole Fest - WJHG-TV

WJHG-TV

Florida State Panama City holds 'Nole Fest
WJHG-TV
Florida State Univerity's Panama City campus celebrated homecoming with its "Nole Fest" celebration Friday. The event was free and included a block party, carnival games, and food trucks. Booths from various FSU clubs were also on display, showcasing ...



China's new relations with Panama and Costa Rica are another step towards a Beijing Consensus in Central America - USAPP American Politics and Policy (blog)

USAPP American Politics and Policy (blog)

China's new relations with Panama and Costa Rica are another step towards a Beijing Consensus in Central America
USAPP American Politics and Policy (blog)
Increased trade, aid, investment, and diplomatic engagement between China and both Costa Rica and Panama signal a more general projection of Chinese economic and political standards in international trade policy, writes Sophie Wintgens.



Panama's pre-Hispanic golden artifacts stored out of sight - ABC News - ABC News

ABC News

Panama's pre-Hispanic golden artifacts stored out of sight - ABC News
ABC News
In this May 7, 2016 photo, pottery pieces discovered at El Cano archaeologic site are displayed at the Fundacion el Cao, in Panama City, Panama. The pottery ...
Panama's pre-Hispanic golden artifacts stored out of sightDaily Mail

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Panama Papers: Nawaz Sharif, family may face travel restrictions as Pakistan begins process to name them in Exit ... - Firstpost

Firstpost

Panama Papers: Nawaz Sharif, family may face travel restrictions as Pakistan begins process to name them in Exit ...
Firstpost
Islamabad: Ousted premier Nawaz Sharif and four of his family members can soon be barred from leaving Pakistan in connection with the Panama Papers case as the country's anti-graft watchdog has initiated a process to place their names on the Exit ...

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FAITH CALENDAR - The News Herald

FAITH CALENDAR
The News Herald
Fish Fry: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Redemption Lutheran Church, 1700 E. 11th St., Panama City, FL. Plates are $9 and include fish, choice of two sides, bread, dessert and drink. Benefit Program: at 6 p.m. at North Bay Community Church of God, 1706 Flower ...



Climate change puts Panama's Guna Yala at risk - TRT World

Climate change puts Panama's Guna Yala at risk
TRT World
Children play at the beach as a local boat passes by the coast of Caledonia island in the region of Guna Yala, Panama. ( Reuters ). This week world leaders met in the German city of Bonn for the UN Climate Change conference. The meeting is the first ...

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Panama opens embassy in Beijing, as leader voices support for 'one ... - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Panama opens embassy in Beijing, as leader voices support for 'one ...
South China Morning Post
Panama's President Juan Carlos Varela voiced his support for the one-China principle on Thursday as the country opened its first embassy in Beijing, five ...
Panama opens embassy in China after cutting Taiwan tiesThe Straits Times

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