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Panama's geography has endowed the country with the ability to connect the world by both land and sea. By land, Panama's 75,517 km2 connect South America with Central America through its borders to the east with Colombia and to the west with Costa Rica. By sea, the country connects the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south thanks to the 82 kilometers of one of the most important engineering works in the world, the Panama Canal, thus accelerating and facilitating maritime communication and trade.
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La demanda por el derecho a la tierra y a la vivienda continúa en Panamá

23 February 2023

Días pasados la Coordinadora Victoriano Lorenzo y el Movimiento de campesinos e indígenas de Panamá Este, se apersonaron al Ministerio de vivienda y ordenamiento territorial en la ciudad capital exigiendo respuestas a sus continuas demandas por el derecho a una vivienda digna y a la legalización de…

On October 4, the IACHR informed the government of Panama of the admission of the Bri Brí people's lawsuit and granted it four months to respond to the violation of the human rights of this indigenous people in relation to their ancestral territorial righ

Corte Interamericana admite demanda del pueblo Bri Brí sobre derecho territorial ancestral

6 October 2022

Los siete pueblos originarios y los 12 Congresos y Consejos territoriales, miembros de la COONAPIP manifiestan que se encuentran en pie de alerta sobre la situación del pueblo Bri Brí.



The indigenous comarcas have their origin in the Guna Revolution of 1925, caused by the incursions of outsiders in search of natural resources and the abuses of the police authorities against the Guna -also called Kuna- people.

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Land rights in the time of COVID-19: An avenue for protection and security

30 September 2020

The  ability of the Embera villages in Panama to shut off the road into their community, and to exclude outsiders, is based in large measure on the government’s official recognition of their indigenous collective land rights.