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12:00 AM, December 06, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, December 06, 2018

Panama awards $1.4b bridge project to Chinese group

The government of Panama awarded Tuesday a Chinese consortium a $1.4 billion contract to build a bridge over the Panama Canal, a day after a visit by President Xi Jinping. That tour was part of China's efforts to extend its political and economic influence in Latin America.

"Panama is moving ahead in its relations with China and without a doubt this project that begins its construction today is part of that message and trust between the two," Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela said.

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