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New contractor dispute threatens Panama Canal

Although the expansion of the Panama Canal is nearing completion, the opening could be delayed by at least six months, informs the Spanish-led contractor group.

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Roughly 96 percent of the projects needed to complete the major expansion of the Panama Canal are finished, and even the cracks that threatened to delay the advertised opening in April are being repared.

So it must be with great frustration at the administration of the Panama Canal, headed by Jorge Quijano, that the contractor group, which has been hired for the costly and necessary expansion, is now warning of a delay of at least six months.

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