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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 09:52 AM
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Panamanians back canal expansion
Edited on Mon Oct-23-06 09:54 AM by edwardlindy
Voters in Panama have overwhelmingly approved an ambitious project to expand the country's famous shipping canal.
In a nationwide referendum, people voted by a margin of four to one to back the $5.2bn plan, which involves building a new channel and new locks.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/6074106.stm

Earlier this month Nicaragua started to ponder on an alternative :

Nicaragua has announced plans to build a waterway linking the Pacific and Atlantic that would carry bigger ships than the existing Panama Canal.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/5405884.stm

Maybe Hugo would invest in the Nicaraguan one ?

edit - real Micky Mouse spelling error
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pagam Donating Member (294 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-23-06 10:06 AM
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1. Panama's Oligarchy
Will be the onl ones to benefit form this endeavor. Torrijos and his cronies wiil ensure that his family and friends are the only ones to get the contracts and the plum jobs. It is good that they are thinking of expansion, but, it wiil not benefit the country, just the rabi-blancos. ( the white-tails).

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