Views of the Capital As Panama's Economy Averages 9 Percent Growth

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The Maersk container ship Bali, right, and the CMB Coralie bulk... News PhotoBali,Canal,Central America,Close To,Construction Industry,Container,Economy,Horizontal,Latin America,Maersk,Panama,Panama Canal,The Americas,TransportationPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg © 2014 Bloomberg Finance LPThe Maersk container ship Bali, right, and the CMB Coralie bulk carrier, top left, are guided through the Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal, near Panama City, Panama, on Wednesday, April, 23, 2014. Construction projects throughout Panama have remained idle since April 23, when workers walked off the job in an effort to win a 35 percent salary increase. The strike threatens to further delay the canals expansion, designed to accommodate larger ships and help reduce transport costs for commodities such as liquefied natural gas. Photographer: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg via Getty Images