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President of Panama Martín Torrijos on Challenges to Latin American Development

Wednesday, May 7, 2008  |  Carin Zissis

Panama's president described how Latin America finds itself at an intersection between sustainable prosperity and challenges such as the global food crisis. Highlighting the Panama Canal expansion project as an opportunity for national dialogue, Torrijos voiced support for open markets and democracy. ... Read More

Panama Fever Book Launch and Roundtable Discussion

Thursday, March 27, 2008

At a COA book launch, panelists shared scientific, political, and historical insights into the Panama Canal’s construction. Matthew Parker, author of Panama Fever: The Epic Story of One of the Greatest Human Achievements of All Time provided context for the discussion through his historical overview beginning with the colonial era. ... Read More

Panama City: Panama and the Global Economy

Friday, February 29, 2008

At AS/COA's first Latin American Cities Conference in Panama City, speakers and panelists—who included the president and vice president—discussed the future of Panama in the global economy; the growing economic relationship between Panama and the United States; and the role of infrastructure, technology and competitiveness in Panama’s economy. ... Read More

U.S. Congressional Update: October 2007

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Congress has begun consideration of the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement, and a decision on its approval is expected by the end of October. A new congressional update takes a look at action on the deal, possibilities for similar agreements with Panama and Colombia, and a U.S. proposal for a new hemispheric aid initiative. ... Read More

Building a Panama Canal for the New World Economy

Tuesday, April 3, 2007  |  Viewpoints Americas

Michael Bomba, a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin, sees the estimated $5.2 billion canal improvement project as a natural response to significant developments in maritime trade over the past two decades. A third set of locks will allow for increased ship traffic along this strategic waterway. ... Read More