Four Sides of Panama

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Four Sides of Panama

Carlos Fuentes: Born in Panama City in 1928 he is an essayist and literary historian the author of numerous screenplays, dramas, and short stories who is best known for his novels

The Tourist section: What would you see in 48 hours?

"The Four Sides of Panaḿa"

Isla Taboga: Located about 20 kilometers from Panama City, Isla Taboga is Panama’s favorite escape out of the city to bathe in its sandy beaches, ride Jet Ski’s, speed boats and fishing charters

Geography-Southeast of Costa Rica- Northwest of Colombia-Between Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea-Panama has tropical climate-Two seasons, dry and rainy, moderately humid-Slim , only 80km wide

History1. Rodrigo De Bastidas, 1st European to explore the ithmus2. Claimed by Spanish, part of the empire 300 years3. Proclaimed independence from Colombia in 19034. in 1903 agreed with U.S to develop canal zone5. From 1903-1963 constitutional democracy, dominated by oligarchy6. Panamanians gain control of canal in 20007. Canal was shipping point from south and central america in colonial days

Mariano Rivera:Born in Panama City a baseball pitcher who has played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees

Melissa De Sousa: An american actress born in New York City of panamanian descendant. Starring in a number of films and television shows

Gloria Guardia: Panamanian novelist, essayist, and journalist. She has been awarded several literary prizes.

Justin Passek: Pananmanian model, Miss Panama and first runner up in Miss Universe 2002

The Arts:Panama is filled with talent

Panama = "abundance of Fish"

Volcan Baru: Located in Chiriquí Province, as Panama’s highest geographical point, Volcán Barú offers a true adventure for experienced hikers and mountain climbers

Capital: Panama CityLanguages: Spanish, Chibcha, English

Coiba National Marine Park: More than 800 species of marine life are present in the area. The park is known as one of the best places to enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving on the Pacific Coast.

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Bibliography1.https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=panama&gbv=2&ie=UTF-8 2.http://www.daytranslations.com/famouspanamanians3. http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2030.htm 4. http://www.themodernword.com/fuentes/index.html 5. http://abilitymagazine.com/Pasek_interview.html


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