Panama, 30 Years Later, Is Thriving

By Eric Farnsworth

How would reality be different if Noriega had stayed?

WASHINGTON - Not every country in Latin America is aflame.  Panama is flourishing. 

The expanded Canal is a critical node of global trade and may at some point be expanded again. The economy has averaged almost 6% annual growth since the restoration of democracy, and yet another free and fair election and peaceful transition of power in 2019 shows that democracy is secure. And while the Panamanian people themselves are responsible for these realities, the path would have been immeasurably more difficult had not the United States under international...

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