Archipielago de San Blas
Background: With US backing, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903 and promptly signed a treaty with the US allowing for the construction of a canal and US sovereignty over a strip of land on either side of the structure (the Panama Canal Zone). The Panama Canal was built by the US Army Corps of Engineers between 1904 and 1914. On 7 September 1977, an agreement was signed for the complete transfer of the Canal from the US to Panama by the end of 1999. Certain portions of the Zone and increasing responsibility over the Canal were turned over in the intervening years. With US help, dictator Manuel NORIEGA was deposed in 1989. The entire Panama Canal, the area supporting the Canal, and remaining US military bases were turned over to Panama by or on 31 December 1999.
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- November 16th 2013 San Blas: Goodbye for now to the Caribbean
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- May 20th 2013 I'm on a boat!!
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- March 1st 2013 Sailing in the Caribbean...as much fun as it sounds!
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- December 9th 2012 22nd November - 9th December (Entry 13)
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- November 12th 2012 A slice of Israel in Central America- San Blas Islands
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- October 26th 2012 La visite de la rivière nommée Rio Sidra dans les Sanblas au Panama
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- July 30th 2012 Captain Gato
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- July 15th 2012 Sailing Away - Colombia to Panama
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- June 24th 2012 Out and about in a boat!!
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- May 28th 2012 Sun, Sailing, Seasickness & Sand Flies in San Blas
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- March 15th 2012 Epic Fail in the San Blas Islands....
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- March 14th 2012 Sailing adventures from Panama to Colombia
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- November 12th 2011 San Blas?...... No, San Bliss!
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- October 5th 2011 A hop skip and a jump to Colombia
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- May 18th 2011 Sailing in the wake of pirates & drug smugglers
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- May 5th 2011 Panama City to Mulatupo, Kuna Yala
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- February 17th 2011 Stahlratte is back in Coco Bandero
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- February 14th 2011 sailing the caribbean
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- February 11th 2011 ARCHIPIELAGO DE SAN BLAS Y LOS KUNAS
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- February 4th 2011 Stahlratte is back in Coco Bandero!!!
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