Latin America Weekly

Deep Dive: How has the Panama Canal survived the pandemic?

You usually receive Latin America Weekly on Wednesdays — but we decided to send out this special edition providing an overview of the Panama Canal’s struggles during the pandemic.

Panama Canal’s pandemic struggles 

Panama Canal Miraflores Locks
Panama Canal’s Miraflores Locks. Photo: Gianfranco Vivi/Shutterstock

With the travel restrictions and forced insularity brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, global trade flows have been drastically altered, with experts suggesting some of the changes may become permanent. For Panama, home to one of the world’s most important trade routes, the changing scenario could force a complete rethink of the country’s economy.

Why it matters. Pivotal to the country’s economy, roughly 3 percent...

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