Panama 2004

Panama People

Yearbook 2004

Panama. According to CountryAAH, the total population in Panama is 4,314,778 people in 2020. Martín Torrijos of Partido Revolucionario Democratica (PRD) won the May 2 presidential election with 48% of the vote over former President Guillermo Endara of Partido Solidaridad. The PRD also got its own majority in Congress. Torrijo’s program includes enforcing several amendments to the Constitution which include: gives ombudsmen constitutional status and creates a new system for future constitutional extensions. Salsa star Rubén Blades was appointed Minister of Tourism in the government.

Torrijos belongs to a powerful political clan in Panama. His father, General Omar Torrijos, seized power in a military coup in 1968 and was Panama’s dictator until 1981, and the PRD party is a creation of the dictatorship. In January, President Cousin Hugo Torrijos was charged with corruption charges related to financing the PRD’s election campaign. According to abbreviationfinder, PM stands for Panama in text.

Panama People

Cuna Indians and golden nose rings

The Cuna Indians live on their coral islands on the Caribbean side near the coast. They have built their tents partly on the water. Cunas come to the mainland in canoes to fetch water and cultivate the land. Each island has its own chief and the entire archipelago has one common leader. Within the framework of self-government, tsunas are allowed to decide their own affairs. After getting married, the man moves his wife home. The compact cunas stand out well from the streetscape of Panama City due to their small size and colorful clothes. Married women have a golden ring on their noses and cuns are believed to be quite wealthy. CUNAT selling traditional mola -käsitöitä and possessions they invest wisely in gold.

HUMAN AND ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY

State of Isthmian Central America. The population, which at the 2000 census was equal to 2,839,177 residents, At an estimate of 2006 had reached 3,191,300 residents, With a fairly high increase, mainly due to natural movement (the birth rate, in 2006 it was about 22% as opposed to a mortality down to 5.3%).

At the beginning of the 21st century. Panama’s living conditions recorded a significant deterioration, with a sharp increase in the urban unemployment rate and a total abandonment of the agro-pastoral sector. The government of President M. Torrijos Espino, who took office in May 2004, has placed among its priority objectives the fight against corruption and poverty, which, in a country where a significant concentration of wealth still dominates, afflicts 40%of the total population. The major infrastructure plans, such as the construction of a new highway between the cities of Panama and Colon and a gas pipeline connecting Panama to Colombia, as well as the modernization of the urban transport system of the capital itself, have had a strong relaunch. However, the great challenge that the country intends to face is the pharaonic project for the enlargement of the Canal, the cost of which is around seven billion euros and whose construction time would take about ten years. This work is of great importance for Panama, whose economy largely depends on interoceanic traffic: in fact, about 5% of world trade and 20-25%of goods transported by sea to the United States, China and Japan pass through the Canal, which with transit rights contributes 18% to the formation of the national GD Panama The construction of new and larger locks will allow the passage of more ships across this strategic crossroads between the North and South of the American continent and the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

Among other productive activities, it is necessary to remember, again in the field of services, the financial ones: favored by the absence of control over the origin and movements of foreign capital, Panama has established itself as an important offshore market , even if the country, later to international pressure, it has adopted a series of anti-money laundering measures.