18/04/1978 U.S. Senate approves the Panama Canal Treaty
SYND 18 4 78 DEMONSTRATION AGAINST UNITED STATES TREATY
SYND 17 3 78 CARTER PRESS CONFERENCE ON PANAMA TREATY
PANAMA: US HANDOVER LAST MILITARY BASE
USA: US CONCERN ABOUT LOSING PANAMA CANAL
Panama Canal Treaties
The US Senate backed the treaty negotiated by President Carter. The treaty transferred the control of Panama Canal to Panama by end of 1999. Canal itself was declared a neutral territory and became accessible to ships of all nations. The passing of the treaty was seen as a victory for Carter's foreign policy.