TUG-OF-WAR: Forced Labor on the New Panama Canal?

The Panama Canal Authority completed a five billion dollar expansion in 2016, introducing a new set of locks, adding a new, wider sea lane able to haul twice as many supertankers between the Atlantic and the Pacific as before. But instead of hiring extra personnel needed to meet the increased workload, the Panama Canal simply doubled-down on the workload for existing employees, stretching them past the brink of exhaustion, and creating a deadly climate of fatigue embedded in a labor struggle on the isthmus.

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Odebrecht Pandora’s Box Opened: An Analysis of the Structure and Impact of Transnational Corruption in Latin America

By Sheldon Birkett and Tobias Fontecilla, Research Associates at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs To download a PDF of this article, click

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