Country Report Panama March 1998 Main report

Political scene: Another installation reverts to Panama

In another step in the phased withdrawal of US troops, in accordance with the Torrijos-Carter treaties of 1977, Quarry Heights, formerly the home of the US military's Southern Command, reverted to the Panamanian government on January 9th. In all, the reverted areas are expected to attract some $390m in investments by 2001 according to the Autoridad de la Region Interoceanica (ARI), the government agency responsible for the development and redevelopment of the land and installations returned to Panama.

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