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


The Margrit Rickmers container ship, right, Maersk container ship... News PhotoBali,Canal,Central America,Construction Industry,Container,Dry,Economy,Horizontal,Latin America,Maersk,Panama,Panama Canal,The Americas,TransportationPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg © 2014 Bloomberg Finance LPThe Margrit Rickmers container ship, right, Maersk container ship Bali, top right, and Wuhu dry bulk carrier, top left, pass 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