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The Panama Canal locks in Colon, 110 km northwest of Panama City, are seen under construction on January 17, 2014. The Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC) consortium led by Spanish builder Sacyr --which includes Italian, Belgian and Panamanian companies-- has threatened to suspend the expansion work by January 20 unless Panama pays for $1.6 billion in "unforeseen" costs. Already facing delays, the project aims to make the 80-kilometer (50-mile) waterway, which handles five percent of global maritime trade, big enough to handle new cargo ships that can carry 12,000 containers.
The Panama Canal locks in Colon, 110 km northwest of Panama City, are seen under construction on January 17, 2014. The Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC) consortium led by Spanish builder Sacyr --which includes Italian, Belgian and Panamanian companies-- has threatened to suspend the expansion work by January 20 unless Panama pays for $1.6 billion in "unforeseen" costs. Already facing delays, the project aims to make the 80-kilometer (50-mile) waterway, which handles five percent of global maritime trade, big enough to handle new cargo ships that can carry 12,000 containers.

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Se paralizan las obras de construcción, más de 10 mil trabajadores se han quedado sin empleo.