Panama: Records of the U.S. Department of State, 1950-1963
Documents in this collection trace U.S.-Panamanian relations during the Cold War. Issues include: “Panama Stymies Use of Her Flag in Vietminh Trade” (1955); and “Ships Enroute to U.S. from Soviet or Satellite Ports” (1957). A letter to the U.S. Ambassador details “the possibility that the Conference on the Law of the Sea in 1960 would result in a general acceptance by the United States of a six-mile breadth of territorial sea” (1960). Other documents chart day-to-day aspects of the economy: a report on sugar production with tables on sugar production and consumption (1950); and an announcement by the Panamá Canal Company of a contract award for native lumber (1952).