Panama is the narrowest point of the Central American isthmus between North and South America.  Due to its key geographic location, Panama’s economy is service-based, toward banking, commerce and tourism.  The Panama Canal sees 4% of the world’s trade pass through.  However, the wealth is held in only the hands of a few while 40% live in poverty, and a porous border with Colombia means that drug cartels hold much influence. With help from the […]
The Palestine Authority comprises two separate parts in the middle of Israel – the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.  They claim Jerusalem as their capital and control most of the major towns, but Israel controls the access points.  They lost most of their land in 1948 and the conquest of the remainder by Israel in 1967.  This event dominates the lives of most of the Palestinians living there. There are over 10 million Palestinian […]
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan, located between Afghanistan and India, has a complex arrangement of ethnicity, language and caste, far more than in most nations.  Public data on their economy and population is not available.  Officially their literacy rate is 56% but a more realistic estimate is 25-45%.  There is high inflation and widespread corruption.  It is common to have shortages of electricity and gas disruption in normal life.  About 20% live below the poverty […]

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