Commentary: The Panama Canal is running dry. That’s the United States’ fault – and problem

A slight competition between transit and human consumption. A cargo ship heads toward the Pacific Ocean after passing through the Panama Canal on Aug. 25. Officials recently limited traffic because water to fill the locks was scarce. Agustin Herrera/Associated Press ABOUT THE AUTHOR

LZ Granderson is a columnist for the op-ed section of the Los Angeles Times.

That’s how Ricaurte Vásquez Morales, an official with the Panama Canal Authority, described a possible water crunch in the region as a historic drought threatens the trade route he oversees.Although the canal connects two oceans, its operation depends upon fresh water from a […]

Click here to visit source.

See also  US bars Hong Kong leader John Lee from San Francisco Apec summit

By Donato