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19 August 2014 Last updated at 14:41
Panama Direct
Panama Direct is part of an ongoing series featuring different countries.

Each Direct focuses on one country, looking beyond the news headlines and exploring the people, economy and culture of the country.

  • Map of PanamaPanama profile

    Provides an overview of Panama, including key events and facts about this strategically important Central American country.

  • Map of NicaraguaNew canal plan Watch

    A new canal linking Atlantic and the Pacific will bring 'real benefits'

  • Juan Carlos Varela at inauguration ceremonyGangs get month amnesty

    President of Panama gives criminal gangs ultimatum