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JUL 21, 2014 - Seattle Times

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Dispute tying up expansion of Panama Canal goes to arbitration

The dispute pits the Panama Canal Authority, which oversees operations of the 50-mile-long canal, against a consortium of international construction companies that is the main contractor on the $5.25 billion expansion.

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JUL 17, 2014 - The Economist

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Panama hats: Hold onto your headwear

Teddy and his Montecristi HATS have been woven in and around Montecristi, a hillside town in Ecuador near the Pacific Ocean, since as long ago as the 17th century. Locally the cream-coloured titfers, which are made from the soft fibres of a palm-like plant, are called toquilla-straw hats. To the rest of the world, however, they are known as Panama ...

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JUL 09, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Route of proposed Nicaraguan canal announced

Nicaragua's government and HKND Group of Hong Kong unveiled the route this week of a proposed $40 billion inter-ocean canal to compete with the Panama Canal that Sandinista officials hope will lift the Central American country out of poverty. Environmental experts warn that construction could cause profound ecological damage by damming rivers, splitting ecosystems and moving untold tons of earth. ...

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JUL 09, 2014 - Miami Herald

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Financing still a mystery as Nicaragua unveils details of giant canal

The Chinese tycoon behind a plan to build a mammoth inter-oceanic waterway to compete with the Panama Canal whisked into Nicaragua this week and, in several appearances, including one with President Daniel Ortega, affirmed that “the biggest construction project in the history of mankind” has a green light.

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JUL 08, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Route Of Proposed Nicaraguan Canal Unveiled

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's government and Hong Kong-based HKND Group on Monday unveiled the route of a proposed $40 billion inter-ocean canal to compete with the Panama Canal that Sandinista officials hope will lift the Central American country out of poverty. While the canal has the support of President Daniel Ortega and most Nicaraguans, many legal experts charge that ...

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