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August 23, 2013
CBS This Morning
Panama Canal CBS This Morning

June 17, 2013
The Gates Notes
Taking the Family to Disneyland the Panama Canal

May 3, 2013
New York Times
Panama City Rising

By: Tim Neville
Traffic into Panama City was flowing for once, so Miguel Fábrega had only a moment to point out the crumbling ruins in the distance. They were the remains of a 16th-century New Spanish settlement that the British privateer Sir Henry Morgan eventually sacked in 1671 .more

April 24, 2013
Eurasia Review
World Economic Forum Comes To Lima
By Peter Tase
As he inaugurated the 8th World Economic Forum on Latin America the president of Peru, Ollanta Humala, advocated the regional economic growth while respecting social inclusion. He was joined by the Presidents of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto and Panamá, Ricardo Martinelli. more

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A Message from the President

President Martinelli:

I am Ricardo Martinelli, President of Panama.

We are a nation steeped in tradition and unique cultural diversity. We have become a global epicenter for commerce and trade, and we are only just beginning.

Over the last five years, Panama has undertaken an historic $15 billion investment plan to strengthen our position as a global leader.

We are driving foreign investment and generating hundreds of thousands of new jobs and opportunities for the Panamanian people.

We are also proud of our financial system. It is modern, stable, and secure, and among the best in the world. Our physical infrastructure system is expanding every day, and it is a model for the rest of Latin America. Now, our extensive expansion of the iconic Panama Canal is ushering in the dawn of a new age for Panama.

We have transformed our beautiful country into an unparalleled trade and logistics center, a reliable hub for international business, an attractive tourist destination, and an economic mainstay.

As my administration continues to guide Panama on its path to becoming one of Latin America’s most dynamic and thriving economies, we welcome you to explore all that Panama has to offer.


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