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of cockfighting is as popular as baseball and American football are in the United States. Among the competitors who raise fighting cocks, there is great pride in the prowess of their birds and in winning a championship. *One of the most successful slave uprisings was the Haitian Revolution, which began in 1791 and was eventually led by Toussaint L'Ouverture, culminating in the independent black republic of Haiti. *Panama also has an extensive

history of slave rebellions going back to the 16th century. Slaves were brought to the isthmus from many regions in Africa now in modern day countries like the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Senegal, Guinea, and Mozambique. Immediately before their arrival on shore, or very soon after, many enslaved Africans revolted against their captors, or participated in mass maroon (maroon (people))age, or desertion. The freed Africans founded communities in the forests

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nevertheless returned to the tropics twice, in 1866 journeying to Nicaragua, and in 1870 to Colombia, Panama, and Jamaica. He continued to paint romantic works of tropical birds and lush foliage into his late career. The ''' Rufous-breasted Hermit''' or '''Hairy Hermit''' (''Glaucis hirsutus'') is a hummingbird that breeds from Panama south to Bolivia, and on Trinidad, Tobago and Grenada. It is a widespread and generally common species, though local populations

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, Lebanon, Cambodia and Kazakhstan. It is most commonly used in sparsely populated rural areas, where laying cables is not economically viable, although some companies may also offer MMDS services in urban (Urban area) areas. Political life In 1925, Arias returned to Panama and assumed leadership of the nationalistic organization Patriotic Communal Action. This organization tapped into a building current of discontent in Panama against the considerable influence

the United States exerted on the country. It formed the nucleus of the present-day Panameñista Party. Panama had been, for all intents and purposes, a U.S. (United States) protectorate since gaining independence in 1903. Political life In 1925, Arias returned to Panama and assumed leadership of the nationalistic organization Patriotic Communal Action. This organization tapped into a building current of discontent in Panama against the considerable influence

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(Bucaramanga), and Radio Visión (Medellín), and absorb small networks as Cadena Radial Andina and Sociedad Nacional de Radiodifusión. In 1967 Caracol TV was spun off from Caracol Radio. In 1970 it would acquire exclusive broadcasting rights for the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico. Resuming operations as part of the Atlantic Fleet (United States Atlantic Fleet), ''Madison'' took up her convoy duty anew. She made quick trips to Panama, the gulf ports and various ports in the United Kingdom. On 2 November, she departed New York City for Casablanca with convoy UGF 2 (UG convoys) of troops and supplies to support the initial invasion of north Africa (Operation Torch). Arriving in mid-November, she remained on local patrol and escort duty off Casablanca until the end of the year. * '''Nicaragua''' - Norman José Caldera Cardenal (2002-2007) * '''Panama''' - Samuel Lewis Navarro (2004-2009) * '''Saint Kitts and Nevis''' - Timothy Harris (2001-2008)

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States, Central America, northwest South America align "left" '''Annular:''' Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Morocco, Algeria '''Partial:''' Americas, Europe, Africa Personal life José Casas is a member of an extensive

wrestling family, founded by his father Pepe "Tropi" Casas and also consists of his brothers Erick, who wrestles as "Heavy Metal" and El Felino (real name unrevealed), and a brother who is not a professional wrestler. Casas' sister-in-law (Felino's wife) is Mexican National Women's Champion (Mexican National Women's Championship) Princessa Blanca. Casas' wife is the daughter of a Panamania wrestling promoter that Casas once worked

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United Nations activities helping with research, Model United Nations support, and sometimes with facilities. United Nations offices in The Hague, Netherlands; Nairobi, Kenya; Istanbul, Turkey; Vienna, Austria, and Geneva, Switzerland, India also support Model United Nations and serve as hosts for at least one conference each year. Soon after the razing of the village, several towns in various countries were named after it (such as San Jerónimo-Lídice


that Nedich secretly relocated Zherkhezi to Hokkaido. Co-op storyline Two N.S.A. operatives start off the campaign with basic training, introducing the players to the game-play elements of the cooperative play. Uncharacteristically, they are given similar weapons as Sam Fisher, boosting them to lethal status. After passing training, the operatives are sent to Panama, tying up the loose ends and clues that Sam Fisher picked up from Hugo Lacerda. The operatives interrogate the Vice

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) is the central geographic (geography) region of the Americas. It is the southernmost, isthmian (isthmus) portion of the North American continent, which connects with South America on the southeast. Central America, ''MSN Encarta''. Accessed on line January 10, 2008. Archived 2009-10-31. "Central America", vol. 3, Micropædia, ''The New Encyclopædia Britannica'', Chicago: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 1990, 15th ed. ISBN 0-85229-511-1. When considered part of the unified continental model (continent), it is considered a subcontinent. Central America consists of the seven states (sovereign state) of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. Central America is part of the Mesoamerican biodiversity hotspot, which extends from northern Guatemala through central Panama. Mesoamerica, Biodiversity Hotspots, Conservation International. Accessed on line January 10, 2008. It is bordered by Mexico to the north, the Caribbean Sea to the east, the North Pacific Ocean to the west, and Colombia to the south-east. thumb left Political Evolution of Central America and the Caribbean from 1700 to present (File:Political Evolution of Central America and the Caribbean 1700 and on.gif) In pre-Columbian times, the north-western areas of modern Central America were part of the Mesoamerican civilization. The Native American (Indigenous peoples of the Americas) societies of Mesoamerica occupied the land ranging from central Mexico in the north to Costa Rica in the south. Most notable among these were the Maya (Maya peoples), who had built numerous cities throughout the region, and the Aztecs, who created a vast empire. The pre-Columbian cultures of Panama traded with both Mesoamerica and South America, and can be considered transitional between those two cultural areas. thumb Tropical beach (El Zonte) near La Libertad, El Salvador La Libertad (File:Playa el sonte2.jpg), El Salvador. Central America is part of the Mesoamerican

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134atlantic.html Atlantic Life Community , and Jonah House. In 2004 he presented on a panel titled Social movement responses to the evolving structure of U.S. military bases at Brown University. He led a delegation in 2006 which met with the defense ministers of Uruguay and Argentina when they announced they would

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working class was being pushed out of work forced to unemployment while the nation's corporations where gaining billions of dollars in profits. The FALN used some of their communiques to advertise other causes that they felt were fair, including support towards the government of Panama when this country wanted the control of the Panama Canal. Puerto Rican Nationalist Party leadership thumb right 180px Don Pedro Albizu Campos, 1936 (File:Albizu 1936.jpg)In 1924, Albizu Campos joined the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party and was elected vice president. In 1927, Albizu traveled to Santo Domingo, Haiti, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela, seeking solidarity for the Puerto Rican Independence movement. '''Compañía Panameña de Aviación, S.A.''', operating as '''Copa Airlines''' '''(CM)''', "Terms and Conditions." Copa Airlines. Retrieved on January 31, 2011. is an airline based in Panama City, Panama, "2008 Annual Report (Form 20-F)." Copa Airlines. 3 182. Retrieved on January 31, 2011. "Avenida Principal y Avenida de la Rotonda, Costa del Este Complejo Business Park, Torre Norte Parque Lefevre, Panama City Panama (Address of Principal Executive Offices)" and serves as Panama's flag carrier. Its main base of operations is Tocumen International Airport, and the airline currently offers more than 280 daily scheduled flights to 63 destinations in 29 countries in North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean with a fleet of 75 airplanes.


'''Panama''' ( ), is the southernmost country of Central America and the whole of North America.

Situated on the isthmus connecting North and South America, it is bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital and largest city is Panama City, whose metro area is home to nearly half of the country's 3.6 million people.

Panama was inhabited by several indigenous tribes prior to settlement by the Spanish in the 16th century. It broke away from Spain in 1821 and joined a union of Nueva Granada (Viceroyalty of New Granada), Ecuador, and Venezuela named the Republic of Gran Colombia. When Gran Colombia dissolved in 1831, Panama and Nueva Granada remained joined, eventually becoming the Republic of Colombia. With the backing of the United States, Panama seceded from Colombia in 1903, allowing the Panama Canal to be built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers between 1904 and 1914. In 1977, an agreement (Torrijos–Carter Treaties) was signed for the total transfer of the Canal from the United States to Panama by the end of the 20th century, which culminated on 31 December 1999.

Revenue from canal tolls continues to represent a significant portion of Panama's GDP, although commerce, banking, and tourism are major and growing sectors. Panama has the second largest economy in Central America (List of countries by GDP (PPP))

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