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Albania , Armenia , Australia , Austria , Belgium , Bolivia , Bosnia and Herzegovina , Brazil , Colombia , Costa Rica ...See More Countries , Cyprus , Dominican Republic , Ecuador , El Salvador , Finland , Georgia , Germany , Gibraltar , Guatemala , Haiti , Honduras , Iraq , Ireland , Israel , Italy , Jordan , Mexico , Montenegro , Netherlands , Nicaragua , Panama , Peru , Romania , Serbia , Spain , Switzerland , Syria , Turkey , UK , United States of America Show Less Countries
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Clean Water, Health, Poverty, Children/Youth, Religion
Relief and development organization helping children worldwide by tackling causes of poverty and developing access to clean water, food, health care, education, and economic opportunities.

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Afghanistan , Armenia , Azerbaijan , Bangladesh , Barbados , Belarus , Belize , Benin , Bolivia , Burkina Faso ...See More Countries , Burundi , Cambodia , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Costa Rica , Cuba , Djibouti , El Salvador , Ethiopia , Gambia , Georgia , Ghana , Grenada , Guatemala , Guyana , Haiti , Honduras , India , Indonesia , Iran , Iraq , Israel , Jamaica , Japan , Kenya , Lebanon , Lesotho , Liberia , Madagascar , Malawi , Mali , Mexico , Moldova , Mozambique , Myanmar , Namibia , Nepal , Nicaragua , Niger , Nigeria , North Korea , Pakistan , Panama , Paraguay , Peru , Philippines , Rwanda , Senegal , Sierra Leone , Somalia , South Africa , Sri Lanka , St. Lucia , Sudan , Swaziland , Tajikistan , Thailand , The Republic of South Sudan , Togo , Trinidad and Tobago , Uganda , Ukraine , Vanuatu , Zambia , Zimbabwe Show Less Countries
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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 , Saudi Arabia , 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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Environment
With rich biodiversity and tropical rainforests, 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. Large agricultural businesses continue to illegally claim and drain protected wetlands, and the government does nothing to discourage them.1 Climate extremes affect the water levels of the Panama Canal. Seasons of drought may decrease the water level enough to limit the amount of weight that can be transported through the canal, and flood conditions threaten to overwhelm the infrastructure.2 Construction, logging, and mining all cause Panama to lose 1% of its native forest area every year.3

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1 http://globalsistersreport.org/news/environment/panama-meeting-human-rights-environmental-issues-sows-hope-and-disappointment-45946
2 https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/aug/14/climate-change-panama-canal-water-shipping-closures
3 http://rainforests.mongabay.com/20panama.htm
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Panama News

The White House (blog) 
The last stop of Vice President Mike Pence's Latin American trip was to Panama City, where Second Lady Karen Pence and he had the opportunity to visit the Cocoli Locks at the Panama Canal. Panama's President, Juan Carlos Varela, and the Vice President ... See more..
Herald-Whig 
Vice President Mike Pence is touring the newly-expanded Panama Canal as he wraps up a trip to Latin America. Pence is looking out at the waters of the new Cocoli locks, with lush green hilltops in the background. The canal's expansion added a new lane ... See more..
CBS News 
PANAMA CITY -- U.S. citizen William Dathan Holbert was sentenced to 47 years in prison by a court in Panama for robbing and killing five other Americans in a ... See more..
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South China Morning Post 
A tweet by Panama's public security ministry, however, said that two minors – one of whom was identified as a 15-year-old boy – had been sentenced to one year's detention for the “aggravated homicide of a 17-year-old girl”. It did not mention any other ... See more..
Washington Post 
PANAMA CITY — U.S. citizen William Dathan Holbert was sentenced to 47 years in prison by a court in Panama for robbing and killing five other Americans in a Caribbean tourist destination, authorities said Monday. Holbert's ex-wife Laura Reese was ... See more..
The White House (blog) 
The Second Lady started her visit in Santiago, Chile on Wednesday with a visit to Teleton Foundation where she observed an art therapy session with children. See more..
Monitor 
A drug trafficker connected to the Panama Unit law enforcement scandal was released from prison earlier this month. Fernando Guerra Jr., 28, left a Beaumont federal prison a free man Aug. 8 after serving a little more than three years of an eight-year ... See more..
Business Mirror 
His Excellency was asked: “What are the things that bind the Philippines and Panama together?” The envoy pointed out that despite the distance that separates the two countries, (about 16,565 kilometers, or 10,293 miles as the crow flies), both are ... See more..
The News Herald 
9 P.M. UPDATE: Police said late Friday that Brenda Head, 56, the driver of the Chevrolet Monte Carlo in this afternoon's U.S. 231 pileup, has died of her injuries. The Panama City Police Department reported Head's car crashed into the rear of a large ... See more..
WJHG-TV 
Recently some businesses with the Downtown Business Alliance started staying open later once a month to attract people to downtown. 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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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