PANAMA CITY, Panama, July 8, 2008 – As one of the most important stops along the Ruta Quetzal (“Quetzal Route”), 325 students from 56 countries visited the Panama Canal last Sunday. Students did a partial transit of the Panama Canal from Gamboa to Amador.

The Ruta Quetzal is a six-week trip taken yearly by more than 300 Latin American high school students. This year’s program includes visits to Panama and Spain with students developing and submitting an original work (historical, literary, artistic, or musical) in Spanish on a number of topics including the widening of the Panama Canal.

About the Panama Canal Authority (ACP)
The ACP is the autonomous agency of the Government of Panama in charge of managing, operating and maintaining the Panama Canal. The operation of the ACP is based on its organic law and the regulations approved by its Board of Directors. For more information, please refer to the ACP’s Web site: