"Giving up the fight would mean starting to die."
"The Panama Canal is doing quite well,” Trump said to Panama’s president. “I think we did a good job building it, right?"
"Yeah, 100 years ago," Juan Carlos Varela replied.
Disproportionate corporate power over governments is giving license to the greed that denies workers even minimum living wages. It is also seemingly a license to allow the sheer brutality of treatment of working people at the base of the supply chains.
Since the 16th century, many tried unsuccessfully to carve an inter-oceanic waterway through Panama. But our story didn't begin until this very day in 1914, when the SS Ancon first passed through the Canal, forever altering world trade.
If you're wondering where the cash comes from to fund the seemingly boundless public works projects in the works here in Panama, look no further than the sliver of water that bisects the isthmus just west of Panama City ... the Panama Canal.
Mixed in with these challenges is the drop in demand for global trade and one of the worst shipping industry slumps ever
With just months separating us from the inauguration and commercial opening of the expanded Panama Canal, the excitement's been palpable.
Rey pointed out the Canal Museum, which costs $2 USD to enter and $4 for an English-speaking audio tour. Unfortunately, we
This new "energized abstraction" is confident and, most importantly, feels more relevant and urgent than ever in today's
Panama wants us to think of it as more than a feat of engineering; more than a continental bridge; more than headquarters for summer hats. This is why I am here. I want to check out its highlands and some of the animals and birds that you have to sneak around quietly to see.
Emails: U.S. Government Facilitated LNG Business Deals Before Terminals Got Required Federal Permits
Emails and documents obtained by DeSmog reveal that the U.S. Department of Trade has actively promoted and facilitated business deals for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry and export terminal owners, even before some of the terminals have the federal regulatory agency permits needed to open for business.
Panama's economic prospects are bright. Yet global warming may endanger one of the country's main sources of revenue and growth -- the Panama Canal. It's essential to build resilience around one of the world's most important waterways.