Educator, politician, and writer. Tenured professor and Chair of the History of the Relations between Panama-U.S. Relations since 1974; Director of the Panama Canal and International Studies Institute at the University of Panama; legislator of the Republic of Panama from 1984 to 1989; and also, a Panama Canal Authority Master’s Degree professor from 2001 to 2002.
Mr. Navas Pajaro holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, Arts, and Education and a Master’s Degree in Interoceanic Region and Panama Canal Studies.
His most outstanding works include publications on The Labor Movement in Panama; the Transisthmian Experience; Agreements, Contracts, Treaties, and other documents; A Link in the Panamanian Labor Movement; Panama: Nation, State, and Canal; The Antillean Immigration in Panama at the Republic’s Inception; 20th Century Key Actors in Panama: A Critical Analysis of the 1989 Invasion.
Mr. Navas Pajaro has remained linked to social and national reaffirmation causes since his youth and served as Secretary General of the Panama Student Federation and a member of the Panama’s Independence from Spain Bicentennial Commission.
Mr. Navas Pajaro took office as a member of the Panama Canal Authority Board of Directors on March 29, 2022, for a nine-year term.