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...it eventually won it’s independence and the canal was built, with the consent of the new Panamanian government, which was highly influence by the United States. Basically, America was getting in everyone else’s business, which is a key characteristic of an imperialist county, and why the building of the Panama canal is an imperialistic venture.
Today Cuba is a drastically suffering country. Cuba is in a terrible economic state. The average Cuban is barely able to afford even the bare minimum of living essentials. They are suffering from not having enough food and water which creates a large number of malnutrition people and a higher risk for diseases. What make matters worse is that the Cuban government cannot get the necessary medicines to treat these diseases (Kirkpatrick 1996). With less than 50 percent of the drugs on the market, Cubans do not have adequate health care and medicines. They are also denied access to technology necessary for them to become a more up to date and prosperous county. Some Cubans have not even seen their American families in years nor can they receive money as they please from their American families. This country is suffering extremely and it is starving for an economic improvement (Rampersad 2006).
Cuba is the largest single island of the West Indies archipelago and one of the more influential states of the Caribbean region. After discovery by Christopher Columbus on October 27, 1492, the Spanish conquistador Diego Velazquez de Cuellar established a permanent settlement with 300 Spaniards in the town of Baracoa on the northeastern coast of Cuba in 1511. Spain relies heavily on Cuba as their main source of pure sugar. This earned Cuba the nickname Pearl of the Antilles for its vast beautiful region during the 18th century. The country has an unusual geographical and cultural unity that has given the Cuban people a strong sense of identity and a pride in their heritage.
The bodies of water that are touching or close by are, the Pacific ocean,and the Caribbean sea.And the national park is, Tikal national park.And last,the highest point of the country is volcantanjumulca with 13,846 feet.
The Republic of Chile is located in South America, and is well known for its ski resorts and popular wildlife. Chile was once a Spanish colony, but gained its independence in the nineteenth century. After the twentieth century, Chile’s economy has grown substantially because of their use of the Andes Mountains for tourist attractions. Chile has become modernized, urbanized, and has grown overall as a country.
...hortly after, Panama was a free nation and was prepared for a canal. By 1914 the canal was completed.
Dreams of a canal stretching from the Pacific to Atlantic Ocean to increase trade and influence has long been envisioned by the United States. When opportunity to build a canal in Colombia controlled Panama arose, the United States sunk its teeth into it and never gave up its grip. A French company had a similar dream, but the dream was met with bankruptcy and to recover its loses, a deal was made with the United States to sell its assets. Colombia agreed to a treaty which would allow the States to build and maintain a canal, however, talk of independence among the Panamanian people caused alarm for the Colombian government. Fear of having a Unites States canal in Panama would undermine their sovereignty, Colombia rejected the treaty. This
bordered on the north by the United States of America; on the south by Belize
In conclusion, trying to find a American dream in America, more women are working to make end meets. Chantal (in the interview) said “living in Americans is not enough for the husband income to meet monthly bills. Panamanian women gather at Franklin Avenue in a social organization, clubs and discuss they political, economic problems, and news from Panama. There are a lot of Panamanian women who has a decent job and are able to work today. There are gradually improved immigrants who are able to purchase a house, cars, and modern appliances, or rent larger apartments in more prosperous neighborhoods. In my next research I would be looking into, what make Panama “Dubai of the Americans”?
Peru is located in western South America with an estimated population of 30 million. It is multinational, including Europeans, Africans, Asians and Amerindians. The national language of the country is Spanish, however a significant number or Peruvians still speak other native languages. Peru is a representative democratic republic that is divided into 25 regions. It is a developing country with a poverty level around 25 percent. Its main economic industries are mining, manufacturing, agriculture and fishing. The history of Peru spans multiple millennia and gone through several stages of cultural development in the mountain region and the coastal desert. About 15,000 years ago, humans are believed to have crossed the Bering Strait from Asia and moved south surviving as nomads. The Peruvian region was home to the Norte Chico civilization, one of the oldest in the world, and to the Inca Empire, the largest state in Pre-Columbian America. The Spanish Empire conquered it in the 16th century, which established a Viceroyalty with rule over most of South America. The nation declared independence from Spain in 1821, but consolidated only after the Battle of Ayacucho in 1824.
What caused the Panama Canal? This is how it happened, the first European Vasco Nunez de Balboa was a Spanish explorer who was the first to see the Pacific ocean. During the year 1534 King Charles | sent out a quest to find out if they would be able to build a powered water way in Panama so ships can get through. If you traveled from California all around all North America, that would take a long time, basically like months, or even a year.. In one of those covered wagons that would take a few months or even a year from North America starting in California you never know. Ships were swifter it would take only 3 weeks probably, but from New York to California by ship or boat, would take about 17,000 miles not exactly, but close at that time, in Centuries There was so much passion in Panama, and the path across it too. Walking from another side
Skepticism and controversy have surrounded the Panama Canal's recent turnover by the United States to Panama. The Panama Canal, completed in 1914, spans 51 miles across Panama from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans. Considered to be the biggest civil engineering project in history, the canal shortened the trip from San Francisco to New York by 8,000 miles. It is navigated by fourteen thousand ships a year, four percent of the world's maritime commerce.
Investors do not have to worry about their health status as they have accessibility to some of the best hospitals in Panama, meaning they can even stay and bring over their families without having to worry about the healthcare services. Moreover, the continuity of their children’s education is assured by Panama’s world-class education systems. International schools within Panama offer globally certified curriculum modules. The transport sector is one of the key concerns for most investors; they must have the opportunity to transport their goods using the shortest time possible. The government has worked and seen to it that improvements are made not only in the transport sector but also in the storage and in the communication sectors. There are good roads like the four highways (Corredor Sur, Corredor Norte, Colon Expressway and Autopista La Chorrera) and international airports like the Tocumen International Airport which ensure that business people travel or transport their goods safely and faster. Tocumen International Airport is rated among the airports across the globe which offer quality airline services. For example, the Corredor highway which runs from the Panama City to the Tocumen International Airport makes the transportation of passengers and goods easy. With good communication systems in place, the investors may be able to monitor or follow up or further, to do their transactions with ease from their locations (Martinus et al.
The US invaded Panama in 1989 and removed leader Manuel Noriega from power. Prior to Noriega’s arrest, the Bush administration had portrayed him as a “linchpin” in the narcotics drug trade. However, after his capture and imprisonment on drug charges,the drug trade went on unaffected. Drug trafficking actually increased through Panama (Fishlow 120).