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Klaus Luhta Podcast


May 8, 2018

Taking on the Panama Canal Authority in Panama is never advised. So why would a group of towboat Captains openly defy the Canal Authority, risking their lives and livelihoods, to make known a significant safety issue?

We talk to two of the towboat Captains, Ivan DeLaguardia and Manuel Ceballos, who share about their ongoing fight with the Panama Canal Authority and why this matters so much.

This is the first work stoppage in the canal's history. With the new locks operating, a lot is on the line. The economic success of the canal matters. The lives of the towboat crews matter. And the Canal Authority wants its way. Hear what's happening in the Canal from an insider's perspective.