The economic history of the Republic of Panama

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Economy limps into the holiday season
By Willy Carrera Loza, The Panama News, November 2001. Problems with unemployment and scant economic growth continue without any quick resolution in sight, despite advances in the economic policy dialogue between the government and the opposition.
The canal expansion debate starts to get serious
The Panama News, August 2002. The Panama Canal is this country's most valuable capital asset, but it's 88 years old and many of the ships that are being built these days are too big to pass through its locks. Just because the Panama Canal has been a key crossroads for world commerce for as long as anyone can remember, there is no guarantee that this will continue.