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National Institutions ~ Municipal Institutions & Political Parties Of Panama - Las Oficinas del Gobierno de la República de Panamá
It would be very hard for anyone today to imagine what the Panama Canal Zone was like in its heyday, which would have been in the 1940s and 50s. It was after the Suez Crisis of 1956 when Egypt took control of its Canal that the whole question of sovereignty over the Panama Canal and the Canal Zone began to change: you could say the whole process of decolonization in the developing world which was strongly backed by the U.S. after WWII, put an end to America’s oldest colony. 
Panama has always looked to attract foreign capital: it imports five times what it exports. Mostly tourism, banana exports, shrimp exports, Canal fees, and foreign capital have covered the trade gap: there is almost $40 billion in Panama’s banks, which is quite high for a country with a population of 3 million, 300,000 of which have money to put in a bank.
In Panama the business environment is excellent. Business people are king; no one likes a businessman more than Panamanians. I am always surprised by the number of business people with different ethnic backgrounds that are trading and negotiating and just trying to make a buck in Panama: in this environment there is little consensus so that public interests as represented by government policy is weak in comparison to private business interests. Each ethnic community in Panama has its own nitch: Muslims; used cars; Indians, small-loans and electronics; Jewish, clothes and banking; Greeks, shipping and fishing; Italians, imports of fine goods and supermarkets; Spanish, furniture; Chinese, restaurants, construction and banking.  In this business environment just make sure that you don’t tread across someone else’s private interest. You have to make a local contact in Panama in order to get what you need done, though some kinds of businesses – internet-based businesses - fall outside this fact – but still a local contact will help.  Panama has great construction and great communications, a legacy of the Canal. There are many Internet providers and banks that offer everything from web hosting to e-commerce accounts.
The Republic Of Panama
Panama is located in Central America, bordering both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, between Colombia and Costa Rica. Its location on the Isthmus of Panama is strategic. In the year 2000, Panama took control of the Panama Canal that links the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.
Location of Panama
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Official Name: República de Panamá
Area: 75,517 sq km (29,157 sq mi)
Population: 3,232,000
Geographic coordinates: 9 00 N, 80 00 W
Currency: Balboa (B/.1 = US$ 1) US dollar 
Form of Goverment: Constitutional democracy
GDP - per capita (PPP): $11,900 (2008 est.)
Provinces: Nine provinces, three comarcas [?]
Language: Spanish (official), English (14%) and indigenous Indian languages
Freedom House Panama Rating:
Political Rights Score: 1
Civil Liberties Score: 2
Status: Free
Freedom House ranks nations on a scale from 1 to 7 [ 1 being the most free, 7 the least free.] 
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Government Offices Of Panama
National Institutions:
Presidency of the Republic -  Presidencia de la Republica
Legislative Assembly of Panama - Asamblea Legislativa de Panama
Ministry of Agricultural Development - Ministerio de Desarrollo Agropecuario
National Directorate of Animal Health - Direccion Nacional de Salud Animal
National Directorate of Plant Health - Direccion Nacional de Sanidad Vegetal
National Directorate of Plant Health II - Instituto de Investigacion Agropecuaria de Panama (IdIAP) 
Ministry of Commerce and Industry - Ministerio de Comercio e Industrias (MICI)
Vice Ministry of External Commerce - Viceministerio de Comercio Exterior (VICOMEX)
Ministry of Economy and Finance - Ministerio de Economoa y Finanzas 
Commission of Energy Policy - Comision de Politica Energetica (COPE)
Ministry of Education - Ministerio de Educacion
Ministry of External Relations - Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores
Ministry of Health - Ministerio de Salud
Ministry of Interior and Justice - Ministerio de Gobierno y Justicia 
General Directorate of Public Registry - Direccion General del Registro Publico
Electoral Court of Panama - Tribunal Electoral de Panama
Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare - Ministerio de Trabajo y Bienestar Social
Ministry of Planning and Economic Policy - Ministerio de Planificacion y Politica Economica (MIPPE)
Ministry of Public Works - Ministerio de Obras Publicas (MOP)
National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation - Secretaria Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnologia e Innovacion (SENACYT)
National Directorate of Women - Direccion Nacional de la Mujer
Directorate of Civil Aeronautics - Direccion de Aeronautica Civil (DAC)
National Authority of Environment - Autoridad Nacional del Ambiente (ANAM)
Maritime Authority of Panama - Autoridad Maritima de Panama (AMP)
General Directorate of Consular and Maritime Affairs - Direccion General Consular y de Naves
Authority of the Panama Canal - Autoridad del Canal de Panama
Supreme Court of Justice - Corte Suprema de Justicia
Panamanian Institute of Tourism (IPAT) - Instituto Panameño de Turismo (IPAT)
Office of the People's Ombudsperson - Defensoria del Pueblo
Commission of Free Competition and Consumer Affairs - Comision de Libre Competencia y Asuntos del Consumidor (CLICAC) 
Superintendence of Banks - Superintendencia de Bancos
Comptroller General - Contraloria General
Municipal Institutions:
Municipality of Panama - Municipio de Panama
Political Parties:
National Liberal Party - Partido Liberal Nacional
Solidarity Party - Partido Solidaridad 
Nationalist Republican Liberal Movement - Partido Movimiento Liberal Republicano Nacionalista (MOLIRENA) 
Arnulfista Party -Partido Arnulfista
Democratic Revolutionary Party  - Partido Revolucionario Democratico (PRD)
Democratic Change - Cambo Democratico
People's Party - Partido Popular
Provinces Plus Comarcas Maps Of Panama's Provinces Map of Panama (Medium Size ) .jpg Format
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Maps of Panama's Provinces
1 - Bocas Del Toro Province Map 3 - Map of Coclé Province 5 - Map of Darién Province 7 - Map of Los Santos Province 9 - Map of San Blas Province
2 - Map of Chiriquí Province 4 - Map of Colón Province 6 - Map of Herrera Province 8 - Map of Panamá Province 10 - Map of Veraguas Province
Comarcas - Comarcas indígenas de Panamá
Comarcas: There are three major Indian groups in Panama: the Kunas on the San Blas Islands off the Caribbean coast, the Emberá in the province of Darien, and the Guaymies in Chiriquí, Bocas del Toro, and Veraguas provinces. There are also Teribe and Bokota Indians in Boca del Toro and Waunaans in Darien. To a large degree the indigenous peoples of Panama have maintained their traditional lifestyle; as a result, in addition to ten provinces, Panama also has three 'comarcas'; states belonging to indigenous peoples. There are actually two other comarcas that do not have provincial status (Kuna de Madungandí and Kuna de Waragandí) which are therefore not shown on the map.  Comarca (meaning shire or county), is a traditional region or local administrative division found in parts of Spain, Portugal, Panama, Nicaragua, and Brazil.
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