Panama...Panama-ah-oh-ah-ah-ah August 14th 2006 Panama City is definitely much closer to the U.S. in terms of atmosphere etc. than Quito was. There are huge skyscrapers everywhere, and American brands and logos and ads. We found that in Quito as well, but not nearly to the same degree. Another major difference was pollution level - Panama City air smelled so clean! They have the same buses and trucks as in Ecuador that are clearly lacking a ... read more
Central America Caribbean » Panama » Panamá » Panama City 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 ... ... read more
Josh is a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay, working in municipal development.
Martina is a law student at the University of Michigan Law School, and fellow in its Program in Refugee and Asylum Law working for a refugee aid organization in Lilongwe, Malawi.... full info