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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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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

AL.com 
Officials have opened the Gulf waters in Gulf Shores and Panama City but are advising visitors to use extreme caution in the wake of Tropical Storm Cindy. Water in Gulf Shores, Panama City, Destin and along the Panhandle were closed Tuesday through ... See more..
South China Morning Post 
The Republic of China is now officially recognised by only 19 nations, but it's “unofficial” ties with major global players that really matter. See more..
New York Times 
Ricardo A. Martinelli, a former president of Panama and current member of the Central American Parliament, in 2015. He was arrested last week in Florida on ... See more..
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Miami Herald 
The color green seems to fill everything in Chiriqui, the western province of Panama where the government is holding 124 undocumented Cuban migrants. The morning's quiet amid huge pine trees is broken only by the hum of insects that torture at dawn and ... See more..
Jacobin magazine 
Donald Trump might not know it, but the United States didn't build the Panama Canal. Workers did. Panama canal laborers. SSPL. Our spring issue, “By Taking ... See more..
Gizmodo 
Investigators in Chile have released thousands of declassified documents dating back to the Second World War, revealing the extent to which Nazi spies had ... See more..
Geo News, Pakistan 
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's son-in-law, Captain (retd) Safdar, appeared before the joint investigation team (JIT) constituted by the Supreme Court to probe businesses and financial dealings of the people mentioned in the Panama Papers. See more..
CGTN America (blog) 
Chinese firms are already involved in dozens of infrastructure projects in Panama. And that number is expected to increase with growing ties. CGTN's Roee ... See more..
Telegraph.co.uk 
Nazi agents in Chile plotted to destroy the Panama Canal around the time of the Second World War, declassified files show, an act that would have changed the "history of the whole world". One lawmaker suggested the documents, which were made public on ... See more..
NPR 
"The Government of the Republic of Panama recognizes that there is only one China in the world, the Government of the People's Republic of China is the only legitimate government representing all of China, and Taiwan is an inalienable part of the ... 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