Migration to and through Panamá

La Peñita indigenous community in the Darién Jungle. Source: Tico Times

Opening note: I’ve briefly discussed migration to and through Panamá with friends and family living in Panamá, but not enough to represent or iterate their opinions. Additionally, I don’t like referring to people that live in the United States as Americans, because people that live in Central and South America can also be referred to as Americans, but for the sake of this piece I will refer to residents in the U.S. as American.