New Route to Link the Americas
Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli proposed a new alternative for a highway linking the Americas, through Kuna Yala.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
At the Tuxtla Summit, hosted by Costa Rica, the proposal of a highway linking Colombia with Panama was discussed again. This road would travel through the so called "Darién Gap".
Uribe insists on building the road through the Darien Gap, meeting with old reluctance from Panama.
President Ricardo Martinelli commented that he could ask the population whether to open the Darién Gap.
The Tuxtla Summit concluded with the full incorporation of Colombia and new compromises under "Proyecto Mesoamérica"
Building a road connecting Panama with South America through Colombia would open up a wide range of opportunities for business and economic development in Central America.
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