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Panama canal expansion slowed by arguments over funding

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Current Event June 9, 2014

Panama Canal Expansion Slowed by Arguments Over Funding

The Panama Canal was built 100 years ago as a shortcut for maritime trading. Today, construction is underway to widen the canal so larger ships can pass through. With the wide canal, Panama hopes to become the Hong Kong of Latin America, but construction is often halted due to arguments over funding.

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AIR DATE: 05/30/2014

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