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Angry Panama: Why is fast-growing country furious?

Monday, November 26, 2012


Panama’s economy has grown faster than that of any other Latin American country this year, as it did last year. Growth has averaged nearly 9 percent a year for six years, transforming the skyline of the steamy capital. Though it lies in Central America, the poorest and most violent region in the West, the country’s 3.6 million citizens are now richer than most Latin Americans.

Yet despite the boom, Panama is unhappy. And that episode was not the first such explosion.




Source: The Economist