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The Panama-Pacific Partnership: Revitalizing the Emerging Hub of the Americas

The once poor, troubled country that struggled to implant a democracy after the fall of General Manuel Noriega in 1989 has come a long way. Direct flights from San Francisco to the isthmus started in 2016, just as the Panama Canal was dramatically expanded. The Panama crossroads has begun to truly rival Miami as the new hub of the Americas, and Panama is about to emerge as one of the countries with the highest per capita income in the region. Yet corruption scandals, unequal economic growth and increasing challenges to democracy across the hemisphere cloud the horizon as the Pacific continues to grow as the center of global commerce. Come join a discussion with Guillermo Cochez, the former ambassador of Panama to the Organization of American States, about the future of this country.

MLF Organizer Name
Norma Walden

MLF: International Relations 

February 13, 2018

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Guillermo Cochez
Former Ambassador of Panama to the Organization of American States (2009–2014)