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59 MINS AGO - Reuters

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U.N. blacklists operator of North Korean ship seized in Panama

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.N. Security Council committee on Monday blacklisted the operator of a North Korean ship, which was seized near the Panama Canal last year for smuggling Soviet-era arms, and raised concerns about Cuba's military cooperation with Pyongyang.

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22 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Rosario Murillo: Nicaragua's 'first comrade'

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — In Nicaragua, where Marxist dogma has given way to a free market economy, the red-and-black flags of the Sandinista revolution have been supplanted by the pink and baby blue colors favored by the country's first lady, "la companera" Rosario Murillo. The revolutionary people of centuries past and present inspire us in the advance of socialism that, ...

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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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