Panama: star performer.

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Panama's economy posted Latin America's highest growth Last year and will again outshine its neighbors this year, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

Panama's economy grew an estimated 10.5 percent fast year. That compares with an estimated 4.3 percent for Latin America as a whore. This year, Panama's GDP will likely expand by 6.5 percent, while the region overall will see its economy grow 3.7 percent.

Other growth stars last year included Argentina (up 9 percent), Ecuador (up 8 percent), Peru (up 7 percent) and Chile (up 6.3 percent)...

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