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Legislature Votes to Modify Administrating Agency for Panama Canal

LADB Article ID: 56230
Category/Department: Panama
Date: 1995-03-03
By: LADB Staff

A political battle is heating up between the Panamanian government and the country's opposition parties for control of the state agency in charge of overseeing the return of US- controlled lands adjacent to the Panama Canal. Critics claim that recent reforms passed by the National Assembly to amend the agency will allow President Ernest Perez Balladares and his administration to manipulate the office for their own political ends, and possibly for personal economic gain.

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