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Panama News 1978

Controversy over the future of the Panal Cane Zone ended on April 18, when the U.S. Senate ratified two treaties between the United States and Panama providing for the zone's permanent neutrality. The United States agreed to relinquish control of the canal by the year 2000, and both signatories reserved the right to act against any interferernce with the canal's operation and to send warships through it.

Demonstrators protested the Panama Canal treaties when U.S. President Jimmy Carter visited the Canal Zone in June.
canal treaties protest

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In the Year 1978
President Jimmy Carter

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