Canal Zone


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Canal Zone:

see Panama Canal ZonePanama Canal Zone,
former territory within Panama, 553 sq mi (1,432 sq km), that was administered by the United States under a 1903 treaty (with later amendments) with Panama. The zone included the Panama Canal and an area extending 5 mi (8.1 km) on each side.
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Canal Zone

a former administrative region of the US, on the Isthmus of Panama around the Panama Canal: bordered on each side by the Republic of Panama, into which it was incorporated in 1979
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The Hay-Bunau-Varilla Treaty, ratified by the Senate in 1904, granted the United States complete control over the canal and the ten-mile-wide Panama Canal Zone in perpetuity.
Bogota also conceded to Washington exclusive construction and protection rights for a waterway along with a canal zone up to 15 miles wide.
To be sure, it used to be even better, when mosquitoes had free reign and spread the likes of yellow fever a mile a minute in the Canal Zone and thence to the U.
She was forced to move--by herself--to the leprosarium at Palo Seco in the Panama Canal Zone.
One neglected point is that the Canal Zone is an egregious example of socialism in action, since the U.
moored from 1968 to 1975 in the Panama Canal Zone, allowing the waters of Gatun Lake to be used for filling locks.
We learn about a private effort to convert an abandoned radar tower in the rain forest of the former Canal Zone into a canopy tower ecolodge.
The director of Titicut Follies and Canal Zone would probably be amused by stories of legendary photographer Weegee who would arrive on crime scenes and create poignant effects by, for instance, artfully positioning a murder victim's hat near his body.
In 1977, treaties between Panama General Omar Torrijos and United States President Jimmy Carter established a gradual transfer of sovereignty from the United States to Panama over the former Canal Zone and the operation of the Canal itself.
politics was delaying negotiations on a Canal Treaty, and proposed that the CIA train a group of Panamanian military "in demolition tactics and then send them back to the Canal Zone for a high-profile but harmless bit of sabotage, which would add urgency to the canal negotiations.
The antiwar stance of the Republicans--who have, for decades, found no island, canal zone, or emirate too small to invade, and no reactionary despot too brutal to back--is absolutely laughable.
They got their start before the Canal Zone was established, when much of the land was pasture.