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

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A worker walks past the Margrit Rickmers container ship as it passes... News PhotoCanal,Central America,Construction Industry,Container,Economy,Horizontal,Latin America,Occupation,Panama,Panama Canal,The Americas,Transportation,WalkingPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg © 2014 Bloomberg Finance LPA worker walks past the Margrit Rickmers container ship as it passes 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