Builders vow to repair leak in Panama Canal
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Builders vow to repair leak in Panama Canal

AFP - October 1, 2015

MADRID, Spain – Builders of a massive, trouble-plagued expansion of the Panama Canal said Thursday they will make repairs after authorities there said it had sprung a leak.…

Two North Koreans jailed in Panama over Cuba arms cache
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Two North Koreans jailed in Panama over Cuba arms cache

AFP - June 14, 2015

PANAMA CITY – A court in Panama jailed two North Koreans for 12 years for trying to smuggle Cuban weapons through the Panama Canal in an incident which raised…

Wider Panama Canal set for water trial
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Wider Panama Canal set for water trial

AFP - June 10, 2015

PANAMA CITY – Water will start rushing into the newly expanded Panama Canal on Thursday in one area that was widened, ahead of the waterway's April 2016 re-inauguration.…

Expanded Panama Canal to open April 1, 2016
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Expanded Panama Canal to open April 1, 2016

AFP - April 29, 2015

COCOLÍ, Panamá — The expanded Panama Canal will be ready for international maritime traffic on April 1, 2016, Canal Minister Roberto Roy announced this week during placement of the…

APM Terminals to break ground on new $1 billion deep-water port
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APM Terminals to break ground on new $1 billion deep-water port

Zach Dyer - March 7, 2015

Initial construction is set to begin on Costa Rica’s largest infrastructure project, the $1 billion Moín container terminal, after years of delays. Sunday, President Luis Guillermo Solís…

Panama Canal claims $737 million in cost overruns
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Panama Canal claims $737 million in cost overruns

AFP - December 26, 2014

PANAMA CITY – The consortium expanding the Panama Canal is making fresh claims for cost overruns totaling $737 million, officials said Friday. Canal administrator Jorge Quijano told…

Panama’s US envoy offers upbeat economic outlook for 2015
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Panama’s US envoy offers upbeat economic outlook for 2015

Larry Luxner - December 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Panama, host of the VII Summit of the Americas next April, will see its economy grow faster in 2015 than anywhere else in the…

Wondrous or hideous? Frank Gehry-designed natural history museum opens to fanfare in Panama
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Wondrous or hideous? Frank Gehry-designed natural history museum opens to fanfare in Panama

Matt Levin - October 3, 2014

A natural history museum designed by famed architect Frank Gehry opened in Panama City this week. The Biomuseo -- a project first conceived nearly 15 years ago and…

Panama Canal widening should be finished in early 2016 after $400 million boost
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Panama Canal widening should be finished in early 2016 after $400 million boost

AFP - September 15, 2014

PANAMA CITY – A widened Panama Canal will be open for business in 2016 after a $400 million cash injection to help complete the long-delayed project was…

Panama Canal expansion dredges up historical treasures
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Panama Canal expansion dredges up historical treasures

María Isabel Sánchez | AFP - September 6, 2014

PANAMA CITY – Panama Canal expansion work has uncovered an unexpected trove of archeological and paleontological treasures, scientists said, as the massive construction project winds down. Workers…