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Children/Youth
At Eevah, we create beautiful jewelry with the desire to impact lives around the world. At the heart of our company is the passion to help children in under-resourced areas of the world.

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Albania , Argentina , Belize , Bolivia , Brazil , Burkina Faso , Canada , Central African Republic , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Costa Rica ...See More Countries , Cote d'Ivoire , Cuba , Dominican Republic , Ecuador , El Salvador , Ethiopia , Ghana , Guatemala , Guinea , Haiti , Honduras , Kenya , Liberia , Madagascar , Malawi , Mali , Mexico , Mozambique , Myanmar , Nicaragua , Niger , Nigeria , Panama , Papua New Guinea , Peru , Philippines , Republic of Chad , Sierra Leone , South Africa , South Korea , Sri Lanka , Swaziland , Tanzania , Thailand , The Republic of South Sudan , United States of America , Uruguay , Venezuela , Zimbabwe Show Less Countries
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Health
At Medical Ambassadors International we build relationships with the world’s most vulnerable people and together we work to heal communities both physically and spiritually.

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Afghanistan , Albania , Algeria , Angola , Argentina , Australia , Austria , Azerbaijan , Bahama , Bangladesh ...See More Countries , Belarus , Belize , Benin , Bolivia , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Botswana , Brazil , Bulgaria , Burkina Faso , Cambodia , Cameroon , Canada , Central African Republic , Chile , China , Colombia , Congo , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Costa Rica , Cote d'Ivoire , Croatia , Cuba , Czech Republic , Denmark , Dominican Republic , Ecuador , Egypt , El Salvador , Eritrea , Estonia , Ethiopia , Falkland Islands , Fiji , Finland , France , French Guiana , Gabon , Georgia , Germany , Ghana , Greece , Greenland , Guatemala , Guinea , Guinea Ecuatorial , Guinea-Bissau , Guyana , Haiti , Honduras , Hungary , Iceland , India , Indonesia , Iran , Iraq , Ireland , Israel , Italy , Jamaica , Japan , Jordan , Kazakhstan , Kenya , Kyrgyzstan , Laos , Latvia , Liberia , Libya , Lithuania , Macedonia , Madagascar , Malawi , Malaysia , Mali , Mauritania , Mexico , Mongolia , Morocco , Mozambique , Myanmar , Namibia , Nepal , Netherlands , New Caledonia , New Zealand , Nicaragua , Niger , Nigeria , Norway , Oman , Pakistan , Panama , Papua New Guinea , Paraguay , Peru , Philippines , Poland , Portugal , Republic of Chad , Romania , Russia , SaudiArabia , Senegal , Serbia , Sierra Leone , Slovakia , Slovenia , Solomon Islands , Somalia , South Africa , Spain , Sri Lanka , Sudan , Suriname , Svalbard , Sweden , Switzerland , Syria , Tajikistan , Tanzania , Thailand , The Republic of South Sudan , Togo , Trinidad and Tobago , Tunisia , Turkey , Turkmenistan , UAE , Uganda , UK , Ukraine , United States of America , Uruguay , Uzbekistan , Vanuatu , Venezuela , Vietnam , Western Sahara , Yemen , Zambia , Zimbabwe Show Less Countries
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Human Rights
Modeled on Vietnam Vets Against the War, LEAP brings unquestionable credibility and first hand experience to its critique of our drug policies to wide audiences. Find out why Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow said, "Law Enforcement Against Prohibition is a singular organization whose credibility and experience provide ...See More one of the strongest voices against the War on Drugs anywhere in the world." Show Less

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Afghanistan, Cuba, Haiti, Kenya, Panama, Philippines, Somalia, Uganda, United States of America, Zambia
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Health
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Environment
With such a rich biodiversity and tropical rainforest, it is critical that Panama's government develops strategies that will be able to effectively mitigate the effects of climate change on the Panamanian environment.1 The increasing temperature will negatively affect the water resources that are necessary to the functioning of the Panama canal.2 Panama is receiving technical assistance from the USAID that will help them implement sustainable environmental management techniques and policies on global climate change.3 The government is also renewing efforts to prevent deforestation and the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.4

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1 http://panama.usembassy.gov/environment.html
2-3 Ibid
4http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2756&ArticleID=10680
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Panama News

The Hindu 
“We are considering filing a review in the Supreme Court for expunging of certain remarks [including that of Godfather reference] in the Panama judgement. However, a final decision in this regard will be taken later,” Advocate Salman Akram Raja, a ... See more..
My Panhandle 
The Florida Highway Patrol has identified the victim in Friday night's deadly wreck in Bay County as a 29-year old Panama City man. See more..
Cruise Critic 
Disney Wonder became the first passenger vessel to sail through the Panama Canal's new expanded locks, the first of 18 cruise ships scheduled to make the ... See more..
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NJ.com 
When you think of Panama, most likely one thing comes to mind: the Panama Canal. True, this engineering marvel - which, after decades of work and thousands of lives lost, linked the Atlantic and Pacific oceans in 1914 - makes for a fascinating story. See more..
The News on Sunday 
The Panama case verdict came unexpectedly and unanimously in favour of Fresco Sweets. For almost a year now, Pakistanis have been on tenterhooks, awaiting the result, with the media in particular going the extra mile by ignoring all bomb blasts in ... See more..
New Zealand Herald 
GENEVA (AP) The U.N. human rights office says one of its independent experts will travel to Panama next month to investigate tax avoidance and evasion ... See more..
CNBC 
Following is the transcript of a CNBC interview with Jorge Quijano, CEO, of Panama Canal Authority. The interview was broadcast on CNBC on 26 April 2017 at ... See more..
WJHG-TV 
Some Panama City locals in the Glenwood community are scrambling for somewhere to live after their landlord announced they all have to move out. See more..
My Panhandle 
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. - Over the last few years, fans of the Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show have been joined by protestors who say they believe the ... See more..
The Sydney Morning Herald 
Should the public be able to freely access the names of the people behind the ownership of assets and bank accounts? See more..
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Geography

Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica
Area

Total 75,420 sq km
Land 74,340 sq km
Water 1,080 sq km

Climate

tropical maritime; hot, humid, cloudy; prolonged rainy season (May to January), short dry season (January to May)
Natural Resources

copper, mahogany forests, shrimp, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

occasional severe storms and forest fires in the Darien area
Current Environmental Issues

water pollution from agricultural runoff threatens fishery resources; deforestation of tropical rain forest; land degradation and soil erosion threatens siltation of Panama Canal; air pollution in urban areas; mining threatens natural resources

Demographics

Nationality
Panamanian
Population
3,559,408 (July 2013 est.)
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Languages
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Finances

Panama's dollar-based economy rests primarily on a well-developed services sector that accounts for more than three-quarters of GDP. Services include operating the Panama Canal, logistics, banking, the Colon Free Zone, insurance, container ports, flagship registry, and tourism. Economic growth will be bolstered by the Panama Canal expansion project that began in 2007 and is estimated to be completed by 2015 at a cost of $5.3 billion - about 10-15% of current GDP. The expansion project will more than double the Canal's capacity, enabling it to accommodate ships that are too large to traverse the existing canal. The United States and ...See More China are the top users of the Canal. Panama is also constructing a metro system in Panama City, valued at $1.2 billion and scheduled to be completed by 2014. Panama''s booming transportation and logistics services sectors, along with aggressive infrastructure development projects, have lead the economy to continued high growth in 2012. Foreign investment, at around 10% of GDP in both 2011 and 2012, has continued to be a source of growth. Strong economic performance has not translated into broadly shared prosperity, as Panama has the second worst income distribution in Latin America. About 30% of the population lives in poverty; however, from 2006 to 2012 poverty was reduced by 10 percentage points, while unemployment dropped from 12% to 4.4% of the labor force in 2012. The US-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement was approved by Congress and signed into law in October 2011, and entered into force in October 2012. Panama also achieved removal from the Organization of Economic Development''s gray-list of tax havens by signing various double taxation treaties with other nations. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$58.02 billion (2012 est.); $52.42 billion (2011 est.); $47.29 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

bananas, rice, corn, coffee, sugarcane, vegetables; livestock; shrimp
Industries

construction, brewing, cement and other construction materials, sugar milling