Panama

Coordinates: 9°N 80°W / 9°N 80°W / 9; -80

Panama (i/ˈpænəmɑː/ PAN-ə-mah; Spanish: Panamá [panaˈma]), officially called the Republic of Panama (Spanish: República de Panamá), is a country in Central America situated between North and South America. It is bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital and largest city is Panama City, whose metropolitan area is home to nearly half of the country's 3.9 million people.

Panama was inhabited by several indigenous tribes prior to settlement by the Spanish in the 16th century. Panama broke away from Spain in 1821 and joined a union of Nueva Granada, Ecuador, and Venezuela named the Republic of Gran Colombia. When Gran Colombia dissolved in 1831, Panama and Nueva Granada remained joined, eventually becoming the Republic of Colombia. With the backing of the United States, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903, allowing the Panama Canal to be built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1904 and 1914. In 1977, an agreement was signed for the total transfer of the Canal from the United States to Panama by the end of the 20th century, which culminated on 31 December 1999.

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Argentina Is Making Progress, But Not There Yet

The American Spectator 15 Jun 2024
... a nuclear submarine on a port visit to Havana ... Chinese construction of a port in Tierra del Fuego to dominate the strategic waterways connecting the Atlantic with the Pacific has been stopped ... Negotiations are currently underway to switch the Argentine port concession to the U.S....
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US Jury Holds Chiquita Liable for Colombian Death Squad’s Murder of Banana Workers

Scheerpost 15 Jun 2024
Photos from Wikimedia Commons collaged by ScheerPost staff writer ... BREAKING ... The U.S ... According to plaintiffs in that case, in 2001 a ship carrying 3,000 AK-47 assault rifles and 5 million rounds of ammunition left Nicaragua and, instead of heading to its declared destination in Panama, dropped off the arms at a Banadex-run port in Turbo, Colombia....
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Panama Canal

Citrus County Chronicle 14 Jun 2024
... Rodman Port in Panama City, Thursday, June 13, 2024....
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US East Coast Port Union Strike Threat to Test Shippers' Nerves

MarineLink 13 Jun 2024
ports on the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico are a looming risk for retailers, manufacturers and other shippers already grappling with longer transit times and higher costs. The International Longshoremen's Association contract covering 45,000 dockworkers at three dozen ports stretching from Maine to Texas expires on Sept....
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US East Coast port labour talks hit automation roadblock

Seatrade Maritime News 13 Jun 2024
“April [2024] had East/Gulf Coast ports under-performing West Coast ports as they have in seven of the last eight months…” During the past year, concerns about hostilities in and around the Red Sea, as well as drought-related restrictions at Panama, have also both contributed to ......
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U.S. Jury holds Chiquita liable for Colombian death squad's umrder of banana workers

Raw Story 12 Jun 2024
In what case litigants are calling the first time an American jury has held a U.S ... According to plaintiffs in that case, in 2001 a ship carrying 3,000 AK-47 assault rifles and 5 million rounds of ammunition left Nicaragua and, instead of heading to its declared destination in Panama, dropped off the arms at a Banadex-run port in Turbo, Colombia ... U.S....
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Chiquita Liable for Banana Worker Murders

Consortium News 12 Jun 2024
Chiquita Brands International headquarters Europe in Étoy, Switzerland ... Common Dreams ... According to plaintiffs in that case, in 2001 a ship carrying 3,000 AK-47 assault rifles and 5 million rounds of ammunition left Nicaragua and, instead of heading to its declared destination in Panama, dropped off the arms at a Banadex-run port in Turbo, Colombia ... ....
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Milei Must Wiggle Argentina Out of China’s Grasp

The American Spectator 11 Jun 2024
Chinese construction of a port in Tierra del Fuego dominating strategic waterways connecting the Atlantic with the Pacific has been stopped ... base that could hinder the only crossing point between the two oceans for aircraft carriers which are too large to cross the Panama Canal....
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Mexico’s CIIT (Interoceanic Corridor of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec), An Alternative To Panama Canal

Windermere Sun 07 Jun 2024
Mexico is developing a significant infrastructure project called the Interoceanic Corridor of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, which aims to provide an alternative to the Panama Canal ... Over the span of a century, the Panama Canal has played a pivotal role in facilitating worldwide commerce ... it cuts through the isthmus of Panama....
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St. Augustine's Ed Trester commemorates D-Day

staugustine.com 05 Jun 2024
One June 6, 2024, we commemorate the 80th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, known as D-Day ... U.S ... During World War II (WW II), the U.S ... The U.S ... “We were still fighting Japan, so we made a U-turn into the Panama Canal to deliver supplies to our soldiers in Manila. We were still in port when the atom bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki....
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UN Humanitarian Flight Takes Vital Medical Supplies To Haiti

Scoop 01 Jun 2024
On Thursday, a humanitarian flight operated by the UN ......
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Missing Tobago oil spill vessel resurfaces: where, how and what happens now?

Offshore Technology 30 May 2024
Recommended Buyer's Guides. Buyer's Guide ... Buyer's Guide ... Go deeper with GlobalData. Reports ... Reports ... Premium Insights ... The Solo Creed then sailed from Panama to a location offshore from a Venezuelan port operated by Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), where it then went ‘dark’ by turning off its Automated Identification System (AIS) location transponder ... ....

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