Isthmus of Panama

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Noun1.Isthmus of Panama - the isthmus that connects Central America and South America; was formerly called the Isthmus of Darien; "Balboa crossed the Isthmus of Darien"
Panama, Republic of Panama - a republic on the Isthmus of Panama; achieved independence from Colombia in 1903
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He spent 10 years with his grandmother and his grandfather, a retired colonel who fought in the devastating 1,000-Day War that hastened Colombia's loss of the Panamanian isthmus.
Garcia Marquez was raised for 10 years by his grandmother and his grandfather, a retired colonel who fought in the devastating 1,000-Day War that hastened Colombia's loss of the Panamanian isthmus.
Between 1880 and 1889, a French firm, Compagnie Universelle du Canal Interoceanique under Ferdinand de Lesseps--who had built the Suez Canal--began construction of a canal across the Panamanian Isthmus. But yellow fever and malaria decimated the workforce, while the engineering challenges could not be overcome with the technology then available and the project collapsed.
PTP operates crude oil-handling facilities, a 131-km oil pipeline that runs through the Panamanian isthmus, energy-generation power plants and a general cargo pier.
You'll learn all about how Australia and New Zealand, set adrift, produced unfeasibly idiosyncratic flora and fauna, and about how the two Americas might have done something similar, but for the emergence of the Panamanian isthmus. There might have been more on the biogeographical history of humanity (a touchy subject), but this cavil aside, I would advise anyone to read this informative, silkily written book.