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Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Panama City February 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Panama City February 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Panama City February 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
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Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano speaks during a news conference in Panama City February 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano speaks during a news conference in Panama City February 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano speaks during a news conference in Panama City February 28, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
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An idle digger is seen at the construction site of the Panama Canal Expansion project on the outskirts of Colon City February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

An idle digger is seen at the construction site of the Panama Canal Expansion project on the outskirts of Colon City February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

An idle digger is seen at the construction site of the Panama Canal Expansion project on the outskirts of Colon City February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
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