Panama has seen dramatic growth since taking over the Panama Canal in 2000 from the U.S. That prosperity can be seen in Panama City's rapidly developing skyline. However, many have not yet seen the benefits, and the country still suffers from widespread poverty. Arnulfo Franco/AP hide caption

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Panama's Canal Divides A Country Into Haves And Have Nots

Panama City's skyline is full of gleaming office towers, and the economy is the fastest-growing in Latin America thanks to the canal. But the country still suffers from glaring social inequalities.

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Panama has seen dramatic growth since taking over the Panama Canal in 2000 from the U.S. That prosperity can be seen in Panama City's rapidly developing skyline. However, many have not yet seen the benefits, and the country still suffers from widespread poverty. Arnulfo Franco/AP hide caption

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Panama's Canal Divides A Country Into Haves And Have-Nots

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