Situated on the juncture between North and South America and between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, Panama has huge strategic importance. A presidential democratic republic, it has overcome a history of invasions and military dictatorships and is now the fastest growing economy in Central America. Nevertheless, children's rights are violated - in particular, the age of criminal responsibility is low and discrimination against the indigenous population and afro-descendants is widespread.

For more information please see the Child Rights Wiki

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362499070Population129400024.987655138359Population under 15150344129.032044226329Number of internet users
59 Human development index7 Happy planet ranking

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