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U.S. Vice President arrives in Panama

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden has arrived in Panama for an economic mission that will include touring the Panama Canal expansion project.

Biden has said the $5.2 billion project scheduled to be completed by 2015 presents a challenge to U.S. ports that need to expand to receive the new, larger container ships that will pass through the waterway. The expansion aims to double the cargo going through the canal, which was first opened in 1914 by the U.S.

Source: U-T San Diego