Panama is a proper noun. Panama is (1) a stiff straw hat with a flat crown, (2) a republic on the Isthmus of Panama; achieved independence from Colombia in 1903.
The following articles provide more information about the proper noun Panama.
Central America is located at the southern-most part of North America, and comprises the 7 nations of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama.
South America was initially settled by Asians who crossed the Bering Strait approximately 4,000 to 5,000 years ago. They migrated southwards, reaching South America via the Isthmus of Panama.
The following articles provide recent Panama-related news.
Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Panama reached 8,282 on Saturday, a rise of 212 from the previous day, and deaths climbed by six to 237, the health ministry said.
Reuters. Saturday, 09 May 2020 20:11:46 -0400.