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Panama Canal Conference Creates Some Controversies

LADB Article ID: 55069
Category/Department: Panama
Date: 1997-09-18
By: LADB Staff

International delegates to the Sept. 7-10 conference on the future of the Panama canal warned Panamanian officials that the world's shipping industry would not pay exorbitant transit tolls to underwrite Panama's social programs. Besides hearing sharp warnings from canal users, the conference organizers found themselves in the midst of a diplomatic squabble over Taiwan.

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