US returns control of Panama Canal to Panamanians

December 31, 1999

US returns control of Panama Canal to Panamanians

According to the terms of a 1977 treaty between Panama and President Jimmy Carter, control of the Panama Canal was returned to the Panamanians effective December 31, 1999.

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