Panama Canal, 1971: Hearings, Ninety-second Congress, First Session ... September 22 and 23, 1971
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Inter-American Affairs
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1971 - 173 pages
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Page 66 - II which the United States would possess and exercise if it were the sovereign of the territory within which said lands and waters are located to the entire exclusion of the exercise by the Republic of Panama of any such sovereign rights, power or authority.
Page 132 - The Republic of Panama further grants to the United States in perpetuity the use, occupation and control...
Page 43 - I am taking the liberty of sending a copy of this letter to the other members of your committee.
Page 133 - ... in perpetuity the use, occupation and control of any other lands and waters outside of the zone above described which may be necessary and convenient for the construction, maintenance, operation, sanitation and protection of the said Canal or of any auxiliary canals or other works necessary and convenient for the construction, maintenance, operation, sanitation and protection of the said enterprise.
Page 148 - And whereas the said Convention has been duly ratified on both parts, and the ratifications of the two governments were exchanged in the City of Washington, on the...
Page 5 - Order that all land and land under water within the limits of the Canal Zone is necessary for the construction, maintenance, operation, sanitation, or protection of the Panama Canal and to extinguish, by agreement when advisable, all claims and titles of adverse claimants and occupants.
Page 131 - Colombia, and the sovereignty of such territory being actually vested in the Republic of Panama, the high contracting parties have resolved for that purpose to conclude a convention and have accordingly appointed as their plenipotentiaries, — The President of the United States of America, John Hay, Secretary of State, and The Government of the Republic of Panama, Philippe...
Page 134 - Panama and authorizes the New Panama Canal Company to sell and transfer to the United States its rights, privileges, properties and concessions as well as the Panama Railroad and all the shares or part of the shares of that company...
Page 134 - States shall have the right to make use of the towns and harbors of Panama and Colon as places of anchorage, and for making repairs, for loading, unloading, depositing, or transshipping cargoes either in transit or destined for the service of the Canal and for other works pertaining to the Canal.