Panama 1996

Yearbook 1996

Panama. The US-based organization, OAS, strongly criticized the US escalation of the trade war against Cuba at a meeting in Panama City in June.

President Ernesto Perez acknowledged that his 1994 election campaign was partly funded by a notorious drug dealer, but denied that he knew then where the money came from.

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In 2015, one person leaked $ 11.5 million. documents on tax fraud in Panama to the German daily Süddeutsche Zeitung. Due. the scope of the material included the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) newspaper in the review of the material. The first publication of the analysis hit the world press in April 2016. It showed that Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca had assisted wealthy and prominent politicians around the world in tax fraud. The material showed that i.e. British Prime Minister David Cameron’s family had used the company Fonseca for its tax fraud. The most prominent example, however, was the Icelandic Prime Minister, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, who himself had used the company for fraud, despite the fact that he had lied to the Icelandic people and parliament that he had no deposits abroad. His scams were revealed to rolling cameras, and he stayed after major demonstrations in Iceland forced to step down as prime minister. Authorities’ response to the scam varied greatly from country to country. In states such as Uruguay, five people were arrested and brought to justice, while the authorities in, for example. Denmark shrugged, despite the fact that Danes were also documented in Fonseca’s documents, and despite the fact that the bank Nordea had actively encouraged its customers to use Mossack Fonseca to conduct tax fraud. In Spain, right-wing Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, José Manuel Soria, in April, was forced to give up his post of minister after he was also revealed as a tax fraud.

Population 1996

According to, the population of Panama in 1996 was 2,739,557, ranking number 131 in the world. The population growth rate was 2.090% yearly, and the population density was 36.8532 people per km2.

Panama Population Distribution by Age

PANAMA. – Between the 1960 and 1970 censuses, the population increased on average by 3.2% per year, rising from 1,075,541 to 1,428,082. In 1975, according to an estimate, there were 1,676,000 Panamanians (average density 22 residents / km 2, with considerable internal differences, given that the vast province of Darién has just 1 residents / km 2). The capital, which in 1970 had 418,013 residents, is home to just under 30% of the state’s population. The only other significant urban center is Colón, a Panamanian exclave in the Canal Zone, a city of about 80,000 residents, favored in its development by the free zone regime in force since 1953.

The rural population is 38% of the active population, a very low rate compared to the other Isthmian republics, and agriculture contributes only 19% to the gross national product. The most important crop is that of the banana, which is constantly increasing (9,800,000 q of fruit in 1975) and supplies more than half of the exports, followed at a distance by that of cane; the cultivation of maize and, above all, rice is widespread for internal nutrition. The number of cattle has doubled in the last fifteen years (1,350,000 in 1975). Fishing, which produced 80,000 tons in 1975, is a not negligible activity, at least compared to other Isthmian states.

In 1974 the installed power was 315,000 kW and the energy produced 1195 million kWh. Industries, mainly food, employ 16% of the active population and supply 18% of the gross national product.

The tertiary sector absorbs 46% of the active population and contributes 62% to the gross national product; this hypertrophy is evidently due to occupations connected with the interoceanic waterway, and part of the service workers work in the Canal Zone.

The trade balance is clearly passive. The United States ranks first among both customers and suppliers: among these, Venezuela holds a prominent place for oil; among them the Federal Republic of Germany is noteworthy. In 1973, 200,000 tourists flocked to the Panama The railways stretch for just 180 km; the roads are developed for 6700 km, 850 of which belong to the “Pan-American”; in 1974 90,000 cars were on the road. The expansion of the shadow flag phenomenon increased the Panamanian fleet in 1975 to 2418 ships for 13,667,123 t. Panama-Tocumen Airport has international functions.