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  Pan-American Highway (North America) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Pan-American Highway route in North America is the portion of a network of roads nearly 48,000 km in length which travels through the mainland nations of the Americas.
From Alaska's third largest city, the Pan-American Highway and the Alaska Highway are one and the same, following Alaska Highway 2 southeast to the Canadian border southeast of Northway, Alaska, and adjacent to the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge.
The Pan-American Highway in Panama is being renovated and expanded to a 4 lane Highway.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pan-American_Highway_(route)   (3142 words)

 Pan-American Highway - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The notable stretch that keeps the highway from being completely connected is a section of land between the Panama Canal in Panama and northwest Colombia called the Darién Gap, which is a 54 mile (87 km) stretch of rainforest.
A continuation of the Pan-American Highway to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil uses a ferry from Buenos Aires to Colonia, Uruguay and Uruguay Highway 1 to Montevideo, Uruguay.
The highway does not have official segments to Belize, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, nor to the assorted islands in the Caribbean region.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pan-American_Highway   (1114 words)

 Pan-American Highway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
So, while the highway might weaken the canalþs primacy in regional shipping, the market is clearly ready for another major transport corridor (see PANAM case).
The coming of the highway, and the changes that it will set in motion within the region, will undercut their economic base, which will in turn draw these indigenous groups into the respective stateþs economic system as they attempt to support themselves.
While it is obvious that the roadþs construction of the road will destroy some of the forest, and the traffic using the highway will disrupt and damage the parkþs ecosystem, these effects pale next to the damage done by those who will follow the highway and settle in the region.
www.american.edu /projects/mandala/TED/PANAMA.HTM   (3653 words)

 Pan-American Highway on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It was suggested at the Fifth International Conference of American States (1923) and supported and financed by the United States during the 1940s and 1950s.
Pan American Partners: the Pan American Institute of Highways.
A sector of the Pan American Highway in
www.encyclopedia.com /html/P/PanA1mH1i.asp   (524 words)

 Pan-American Highway Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Pan-American Highway system is mostly complete and extends from Alaska in North America to Chile in South America.
Many are opposed to completing the Darién portion of the highway, with reasons as varied as the desire to protect the rain forest, containing the spread of tropical diseases, protecting the livelihood of indigenous peoples in the area, and creating a buffer for potential drug-trafficking from Colombia.
The Inter-American Highway is the section between the United States and the Panama Canal, and is quite popular with tourists driving to Mexico.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/p/pa/pan_american_highway_1.html   (331 words)

 MSN Encarta - Pan-American Highway
The northern section of the route, beginning in Fairbanks, Alaska, and continuing to the city of Dawson Creek, B.C., is called the Alaska Highway.
The Alaska and the Inter-American highways are connected by routes in the United States and Canada.
In South America the highway follows the western coast of the continent to Santiago, Chile, turning east across the Andes to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761568725/Pan_American_Highway.html   (370 words)

 International Travel News: Pan American Highway to Costa Rica. @ HighBeam Research
The purpose of the trip for me was to drive the Pan-American Highway and assist in delivering a small Diesel pickup truck to a children's home in Nicaragua.
We turned south on highway 195 on a crooked but beautiful mountainous road to the Pan-American Highway near the city of Tuxtla Gutierrez.
There was nothing of real interest along the highway except crops that we found to be somewhat common to all the countries: sugarcane, pineapple, banana, watermelon, cantaloupe, coffee, cotton, papaya and mango plus apple orchards at higher elevations.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:11415906&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (1538 words)

Honduras and Nicaragua had just repaired their highway systems in the last four years, thus making these countries some of the best prepared to survive this storm (as far as roads are concerned).
The highway from the Nicaragua border to Tegucigalpa is reported to be in satisfactory condition.
The highways are fine, the bridges that were damaged are now repaired and all traffic is flowing at 90% of normal.
www.adventuretrek.com /press.htm   (7521 words)

 Independent Online Edition > Americas
The highway itself is the world's longest thoroughfare, at 15,000 miles, but has an identity crisis.
In reality, the bus along the highway will leave when the driver and conductor are satisfied that the crush of humanity squeezed into their vehicle constitutes a commercially viable payload.
Roll off the highway at the turn to San Jorge, and you can roll on to a ferry and cross the lake to the largest of its 300 islands: Ometepe.
travel.independent.co.uk /americas/article330773.ece   (2611 words)

 The Pan-American Highway
In the Republic of Panama local highways have been a subject of "discussions" between its government and that of the United States almost since the Isthmian Republic was established in 1903.
At the fifth International Conference of American States, held at Santiago, Chile in 1923, the groundwork for the Pan American Highway commission was laid.
The National Highway of Panama, when finished, will constitute one link in the Great Pan American Highway tying into a closer and more intimate bond the Republics of the Western Hemisphere.
www.smithsonianeducation.org /scitech/impacto/graphic/panama/article_2.html   (406 words)

 Pan American
Behind the moniker Pan American (which recently released a self-titled debut album on Kranky) hides Mark Nelson, guitarist and singer of the band Labradford.
Pan Am allows me to be a little more obvious and direct.
Somehow the two things boiled down to the name Pan American for my project, since I wanted to take listeners to other places than the one they visit with Labradford.
www.scaruffi.com /interv/panam.html   (795 words)

 Pan-American Highway --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Inter-American Highway, from Nuevo Laredo, Mex., to Panama City (3,350 miles [5,390 km]), is a part of it.
Established by the General Treaty on Central American Economic Integration signed by Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, and Nicaragua in December 1960, its membership expanded to include Costa Rica in July 1962.
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www.britannica.com /eb/article-9058195   (908 words)

 Pan-American Highway - Psychology Central   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Pan-American Highway is a network of roads nearly 48,000 km in total length.
One option proposed is a short ferry link from Colombia to a new Caribbean coast extension of the existing Panama highway that would complete the highway while providing an obstacle to most of these issues.
Image:Inter-American Highway map October 1933.jpg No road in the U.S. or Canada has been officially designated as the Pan-American Highway, and thus the road officially starts at the U.S.-Mexico border.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Pan-American_Highway   (1118 words)

 18.03.97 SUPPORT FOR MODERNIZING THE PAN AMERICAN HIGHWAY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Political and economic changes in the isthmus in the past few years have created the conditions for the rehabilitation, widening, and modernization of the Pan American Highway, to be carried out with support from the private sector.
The representatives of the six countries of the Central American isthmus consider the harmonization of regulatory, legal, and transportation procedures to be essential, thereby permitting modernization of the customs systems and facilitating the movement of freight and passengers among the countries of the zone.
The governors of the six countries of the isthmus place a high priority on the project to modernize the highway and feel that steps should begin immediately to carry out the project.
www.iadb.org /exr/PRENSA/1997/cp08897e.htm   (276 words)

 Inter-American Highway on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
INTER-AMERICAN HIGHWAY [Inter-American Highway] c.3,400 mi (5,470 km) long, section of the Pan-American Highway system from Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, to Panama City, Panama.
A lorry that was washed out by the flood remains capsized alongside the Inter American Highway 05 October, 2005.
A bus swept by a mudslide remains crashed against a dwelling 05 October, 2005 alongside the Inter American Highway in Guatemala.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/I/InterA1mH1.asp   (377 words)

 Interamierican Highway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The "Pan -American" highway, known in Costa Rica and other Latin American Countries as the "Inter-American" highway, is the backbone of the road system in Costa Rica.
Totally paved, the Pan-American highway enters Costa Rica on the North, at a point known as "Peñas Blancas", on the border with Nicaragua and exits on the South at "Paso Canoas", on the border with Panama.
The Pan-American Highway with a total extension of 658 Kms.
www.costaricatravelsite.com /pages/frames-capitulo4.htm   (148 words)

 MM November 1995
Snaking for 26,000 kilometers between Alaska and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, the Pan-American highway lumbers to a muddy halt in Panama's Darien Gap.
In recent decades, the livelihoods of these people has been threatened by the highway, which, in the form of a dirt road, has penetrated another 160 kilometers into the Darien Gap rainforest in the past 20 years.
INDARENA recommended in December 1994 that the project be quashed because of its threat to the Darien Gap's ecosystem and indigenous cultures.
multinationalmonitor.org /hyper/mm1195.07.html.safety   (1768 words)

 Rocinantes Travels - Pan American Chapter 14
I had been gone for seven hours, and when I left I said it would take maybe three, so I had not left a telephone number she could call, and there was no phone in the house.
The going was good with an excellent Pan American Highway leading us down through the hot and humid lowlands and into Panama City, five hundred kilometers from Costa Rica.
About one hundred boring kilometers south of the capital we came to the end of the paved section of the Northern Pan American Highway.
www.rocinantestravels.com /pan-am/part14/part14.htm   (5372 words)

 Onalaska Community Life - Printable Version
And while his ride through the heat of the desert was physically difficult, it was more psychologically taxing, he said, with not much to look at but sand broken up by patches of litter.
It might sound funny, but Bjerke-Kroll undertook his South American odyssey as a way to raise money to take part in the San Francisco AIDS Ride in June, which runs almost 600 miles from Los Angeles to San Francisco.
Through his South American bike trip, Bjerke-Kroll raised more than $1,500, and he is still working on collecting more donations.
www.onalaskalife.com /articles/2005/03/04/features/01odyssey.prt   (951 words)

 Driving the Pan-American Highway to Mexico and Central America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The railroads that were built across the country were the instrumental forces in its development.
Mexico and Central America are being awakened from their slumber by the building of the Pan-American Highway.
Furthermore, the present economy is forcing many retirees and senior citizens - living on fixed incomes - to seek more affordable housing and life-styles.
www.escapeartist.com /e_Books/Pan-American_Highway/Pan-American_Highway.html   (494 words)

 Living on Earth: November 8, 1996
The Pan American Highway extends between Alaska and Argentina except at the Gap, and now some interests would like to fill the gap and link through this land zone which is home to several tribes of indigenous people.
Still, for them, the jungle is a sanctuary, and the idea of putting a highway through it is nothing less than a threat to their existence.
Up until the 1950s, highway builders were defeated simply by the impenetrability of the forests and rivers and swamps.
www.loe.org /shows/shows.htm?programID=96-P13-00045   (8806 words)

 Latin Trade: Recycled roads - Out Of The Box - Costa Rican portion of Pan-American Highway - Brief Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Pan-American Highway, running from Alaska to Argentina, is the jugular vein of road trade and tourism in the Americas.
But decades of torrential rains have degraded the Costa Rican portion the highway, leaving a 240-kilometer strip in much need of rehabilitation.
Traditional repair methods, such as repaving the entire strip of road, are expensive and time consuming.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0BEK/is_9_11/ai_109178276   (272 words)

 4Car Feature - Pan American Highway - from Channel 4
The Pan American runs from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego at the southernmost tip of South America, but the interesting bit is the section that runs from the Mexican border with Texas to the impenetrable rainforests of Panama's Darien Gap.
The Darien Gap means it has never been possible to drive the entire length of the highway.
This is still the land of el bandito but the end of the civil wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua have taken some of the heat out of the journey to the centre of the earth.
www.channel4.com /4car/feature/features-2004/ruta-maya/ruta-maya.html   (223 words)

 CNN - Pan-American Highway's missing link - November 25, 1997
It's outrageous, they say, that at the dawn of the 21st century the Americas are still not united because of a few miles of missing road.
The area, heavily forested only 20 years ago, is now mostly stripped of timber for miles on both sides of the highway.
Latin American diplomats have called for completing the highway, but Panama's government, concerned about political and drug-related violence moving north from Colombia, seems to have given the project a low priority.
www.cnn.com /EARTH/9711/25/panama.darien.gap   (507 words)

 Pan American Highway : Central/South America & The Caribbean Forum - Travellerspoint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Pan American Highway : Central/South America and The Caribbean Forum - Travellerspoint
we only caught a few kms of the pan am but it was the best road in Costa Rica we were on.
Definitely the best one to drive on road wise although view or surroundings wise it is not as spectacular as some of the roads in the middle of nowhere...
www.travellerspoint.com /forum.cfm?thread=312   (244 words)

 eBay - american highway, CDs, Nonfiction Books items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
American Highway Legends Yellow Transit Mack Model BM
American Flyer No. 760 Highway Flasher (2), NR
NEW - The American Highway: The History and Culture of
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 Pan-American Highway
I understand that someone has cycled this 25,000km highway before, yet someone is hoping to set a record travelling the distance in 120 days or fewer.
His name is Ryan Correy (he did a 14,000km tour for charity a few years back) and I'm sure he'd appreciate some well wishes in his guestbook at ryansdream.com or just check in on his progress.
Started in Nome Alaska and were going to ride the Pan Am to the southern most point of Chille.
www.bikeforums.net /showthread.php?t=123404   (483 words)

 Obsessions Die Hard: Motorcycling the Pan American Highway's Jungle Gap, by Ed Culberson   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ever since he was a teenager he had a fascination with the Pan American Highway System, which runs the length of North and South America.
Culberson set his sights on riding Amigo, his BMW R80 G/S, the entire length of the Pan American Highway--including the Darien Gap, a feat never before accomplished by a motorcyclist.
As a teenager Ed Culberson was fascinated by the Pan American Highway System, which runs the length of North and South America.
www.motolit.com /obdieharmotp.html   (695 words)

 HOUSE BILL NO. 219 - HWY 95, Pan American Hwy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
U.S. Highway 10 95, from its entrance into the state at the Oregon border until it intersects 11 the Canadian border, shall be known and designated as the Pan American Highway 12 to encourage completion of the historic effort to connect North America and 13 South America by one (1) continuous route.
The Idaho transportation department 14 may post suitable markers along U.S. Highway 95 indicating its designation as 15 the Pan American Highway.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS08971C1 This legislation establishes U.S. Highway 95 as "The PanAmerican Highway" to bring back the memory of that route from Alaska to South America when it was established for commerce in the 1920s.
www3.state.id.us /oasis/1999/H0219.html   (380 words)

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