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Panama Set for Official Opening of Canal Expansion

Panama officially opens an addition to its fabled sea canal on Sunday for a new generation of super cargo ships, capping a nine-year, $5.4 billion expansion project that will double shipping capacity and affect global trade routes. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela will unveil the refurbished canal as the giant container ship Cosco Shipping Panama makes its way through a string of locks on the 77-kilometer Isthmus of Panama. A slew of foreign dignitaries, including the presidents of...

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