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The Panama Canal

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…

The Panama Canal Turns 100!

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…

Panama’s Economy Grows 8.4% in 2013

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…