© Yanik Chauvin

On the eve of the opening of the expanded Panama Canal, comes this New York Times investigation into what is the most important project in Panama’s history since the construction of the original canal. It is a brilliant piece of investigative journalism, uncovering the considerable problems that lie at the heart of the project and which could well dog its operation long after the official opening, and relating a compelling story of corruption, nepotism, political dogfights and plain old incompetence.

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