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You can’t leave Panama without seeing one of the most significant accomplishments in Panama’s history. The Panama  Canal took the lives of over 30,000 people and allowed ships to quickly transverse the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, increasing world trade. To truly appreciate what the canal is and represents for Panama…

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Bliss became the largest passenger vessel to cross through the Panama Canal on Monday, in another historic moment for the recently expanded Canal. The massive 168,028-ton ship was making its maiden voyage from Germany to Seattle before starting service to Alaska. The old locks could not…

Last year saw the 100th anniversary of the opening of the Panama Canal and living in Panama City, it seemed fitting to visit the Miraflores Locks and find out more about the world’s most famous canal. The canal took ten years to build and originally began with the French. The…

Today marks the 100th year the Panama Canal has been operating since its inauguration on Aug. 15, 1914! The Panama Canal is often called one the “7 modern wonders of the world” and it generates over $1 billion a year for Panama. The current expansion of the Panama Canal is 72% complete and…

After two consecutive years of double digit growth, Panama’s economy slowed down a bit to 8.4% growth in 2013. The easing in growth comes as investments in large-scale infrastructure projects, including the $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal, draw to a close. One of the other major infrastructure projects…