Panama canal revenue fails to tackle poverty | News | Al Jazeera

Panama canal revenue fails to tackle poverty

Despite having one of the fastest growing economies in the world, up to a third of Panamanians wallow in poverty.

    The expansion of the Panama canal is expected to bring in hundreds of millions of dollars, but the state is one of the most unequal in the world.

    The country's leaders compare the country's wealth to Singapore, but up to a third of Panamanians live in poverty, with many feeling they are being left out of the country's transformation.

    Alessandro Rampietti reports from Panama.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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