Migration to and through Panamá

La Peñita indigenous community in the Darién Jungle. Source: Tico Times
Arrival of Caribbean migrants to Panamá on the S.S. Ancon. If you want to read more about African ancestry in Panamá, I recommend the book People of African Ancestry in Panama 1501–2012 by Melva Lowe de Goodin.
  • European colonizers (1513–1851)
  • Forced migration of enslaved Africans ( –1851)
  • Caribbean migration (1850–1915)
  • American military personnel and Zonians (1903–1999)
  • American & European business personnel concurrently with Latin America’s commodity driven economic boom (2004–2017 )
  • African, Central American, Cuban, Haitian, and Venezuelan migration to and through Panamá (2011–Present)
Migrants boarding a bus in Panamá’s Darién Province. Source: NBC News
Venezuelan emigration infographic

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