Reblog: A Week in Panama

The only time, so far, that I’ve been to Panama it was en route to Costa Rica.  I remember pressing my face almost flat against the plane’s window as I struggled to get a good view of the famed Panama Canal.  As I sat peering down at the isthmus that joins Central And South America […]

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Today in History: Construction on the Panama Canal begins

  Construction actually began on the Panama Canal in the 1880s, under the guidance of a French construction team.  In those days, Panama was still a part of Colombia.  After The War of a Thousand Days between the Liberals and Conservatives of Colombia, Panama, with assistance from the United States, emerged as an independent nation. […]

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