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Products Exported by Panama[edit]

I removed the picture "A proportional representation of Panama's exports" from the Currency section because it is no longer representative of the present situation, e.g. Packaged Medicine is now just 7% instead of 28%. The latest version can be found at https://atlas.media.mit.edu/en/profile/country/pan/ . If anyone wants to reinstate the picture I suggest using the latest version instead. 61.14.175.114 (talk) 04:06, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Pro-US bias[edit]

The caption to a photo saying "Though Panama suffered heavy economic upheavals under the brutal PDF regime, it has managed to rebuild its economy as one of the fastest growing in the world" is biased and inaccurate. The illegal American invasion caused far more damage and economic upheaval than the PDF regime had.203.184.41.226 (talk) 06:45, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Tourism in Panama[edit]

Hi! It would be great if you could create this article: Tourism in Panama!

Perhaps you can draw some inspiration from Tourism in Brazil. :) Thanks & all the best, Horst-schlaemma (talk) 15:44, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

@Horst-schlaemma: Do all countries have their own tourism pages? Danotto94 (talk) 01:32, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Politics of Panama[edit]

Please expand this section. Missing informations about local governments and elections. Very thanks :) --Human. (talk) 23:49, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

In the section "Ethnic groups" you have the following label: 70% Mestizo 14% Zambo 10% White 6% Amerindian

People of African decedent do not like the label "Zambo" it is a negative slur and if you could please change it to be more respectful. Thanks in advance. Ingridjordan (talk) 18:30, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

The 1989 invasion section is not enough neutral -- Edited[edit]

This article is not enough neutral in the 1989 invasion section, where it makes no mention of the bombing of Panama city and it doesn't cite enough sources

Sources:

Blum, William. Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II, Common Courage Press, 2008

Peck, James. Ideal Illusions: How the U.S. Government Co-opted Human Rights. Metropolitan Books, 2011.

The Panama Deception. Dir. Barbara Trent. Empowerment Project, 1992 documentary

George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography, by Webster G. Tarpley & Anton Chaitkin, 2003


EDIT: I edited the 1989 invsion section, which seems to refer very closely to the following document. Some images are shared, too. The document is indicated as a source

http://www.roatan.com/About-Locations/Panama.pdf

if this is the case, then some lines about the military intervention were cited with modifications .

This part: "The bombardments during the invasion caused the displacement of 20,000 persons"

was changed in:

"the intervention caused the displacement of 5000 persons"

with the 20,000 displaced persons reduced to 5000 and the original "bombardments" replaced by "intervention".

you can check it in the following link, a shot of the page that I made before my final edit of the article:

http://postimg.org/image/bz25tw5p7/

or

http://img219.imagevenue.com/img.php?image=818805671_panamawikicropped_122_885lo.jpg


Also this:

"The economic damage caused by the invasion and subsequent civil disobedience has been estimated to be between 1.5 and 2 billion dollars"

in the article was instead:

"The economic damage caused by the intervention has been estimated to be between 1.5 and 3 million dollars"

with the 2 Billions reduced to 3 Millions

also the source cited (http://web.stanford.edu/class/e297a/Panama%20Imperialism%20and%20Struggle.htm) says:

"The economic damage caused by the invasion and subsequent civil disobedience had been estimated to be between $1.5 and $2 billion balboas, which would be comparable to US dollars"

This part:

"Although described as a surgical maneuver, the action led to civilian deaths whose estimated numbers range from 400 to 4,000 during the two weeks of armed activities in the largest United States military operation to that date since the end of the Vietnam War."

was not included

An original statement of the article affirming: "Most Panamanians supported the intervention" has been edited and now is "Many Panamanians supported the intervention" since in one of the two sources cited ( http://www.hrw.org/reports/1989/WR89/Panama.htm#TopOfPage ) there is no mention of an undisputed support of "most" of the Panamanians--.

In the document cited as reference is stated that:

"The occupying forces had produced abundant material for the press on military aspects of the operation and on the generally sympathetic response of the Panamanian population, but there was still no count of civilian casualties or any serious exploration of the circumstances in which civilians died."


Flagellis (talk) 17:36, 27 July 2015 (UTC)