COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth joins CCTV to discuss the income gap in Panama, where 28 percent of the population lives below the poverty line. ... Play Video
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In the past decade Panama has received a lot of interest as a tourist destination. This is in part due to travelers’ natural desire for new destinations, but also because the country—located next to tourist friendly Costa Rica and blessed with similar landscapes—woke up to the opportunities the sector had to offer and began incentivizing its growth.
Two panels at AS/COA’s 2012 Panama conference looked at Panama’s economic outlook. The first focused on the U.S. free trade agreement with Panama, signed into law by the U.S. Congress in October 2011. The two panelists, Panamanian Minister of Foreign Relations Roberto Henriquez and USTR Deputy Assistant for Central America and the Dominican Republic Leslie O’Connor, discussed the path ahead for the trade pact, which was stalled in the U.S.