Panama (Spanish: Panamá), officially the Republic of Panama (Spanish: República de Panamá), is a country in Central America, bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital and largest city is Panama City, whose metropolitan area is home to nearly half the country's 4 million people.
Geographical type: Territory
Latitude: 9° N — Longitude: 80° W
Area: 74,177 km²
ISO 3166-2 code: PA
Measures of Freedom
2019: 8.12, Rank: 44, Personal Freedom: 8.35, Economic Freedom: 7.79
2014: 7.47, Rank: 37
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 83, Political Rights: 2, Civil Liberties: 2
Details various events from the dismantling of the Office of Strategic Services after World War II to the 1991 death of Danny Casolaro, which Oglesby said are reason to be worried about "a secret and invisible state within the public state"
The CIA was exposed time and again throughout these decades in big-time international dope trafficking ... The rash of drug cases around former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega—once a darling of the CIA until he dared oppose U.S. policy in Nicaragua—provides a glimpse into the true heart of the contemporary CIA. Noriega received as much as $10 million a month from the Medellin Cartel (whose profits were $3 million a day) plus $200,000 a year from the CIA for the use of Panamanian runways in transhipment of cocaine to the north.
The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Panama" as of 22 Sep 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.