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AUG 15, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Panama Canal, World's Greatest Engineering Project, Turns 100

One hundred years ago, on August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal officially opened when the S. S. Ancon steamed through from the Atlantic to the Pacific side. The debut was quieter than intended because it was overshadowed by the widescale war that had just erupted in Europe, where 16 million men under arms were rushing into the fight, and thousands ...

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AUG 15, 2014 - Seattle Times

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Panama Canal turns 100 as expansion hits snags

It was supposed to be a grand celebration of the engineering triumph that forged a nation.

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AUG 15, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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Japan imposes asset freeze on North Korean shipping firm

Japan on Friday froze the assets of the operator of a North Korean ship seized for smuggling arms, the Foreign Ministry said, just as Tokyo is engaged in talks with Pyongyang to return Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korean agents decades ago. The sanction against Ocean Maritime Management, which operated the ship detained near the Panama Canal a year ago ...

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AUG 14, 2014 - The Economist

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The Panama Canal: Now for the next 100 years

IN 1914, troubled by the onset of the Great War, The Economist published a 176-page special edition on what it called a great “achievement of Peace”: the opening of the Panama Canal. “It may be long before the tolls become remunerative, but its immediate effect on commerce will be stimulative,” it said. “Eventually the Isthmus is likely to become one ...

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AUG 13, 2014 - Yahoo! News

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A century of hard work on the Panama Canal

From painter Paul Gauguin's illness-ridden misadventure in the Central American rainforest to tugboat captain Eileen Vinueza's purple nail polish and sneakers, working on the Panama Canal has changed considerably in the past century. Digging a massive trench across the Isthmus of Panama was grueling work for the men brought in from around the world to build the canal, whose 100th ...

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