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Before the opening of the locks, the isthmus handled a weekly average volume of 53,000 containers, according to marine data provider PR News Service, which is closely followed by the industry.
The island’s isthmus—the horizontal stroke of that lowercase r—seems to be submerged.
But the earthquake seemed to have concentrated its furies in Juchitan and surrounding towns in the isthmus region in Oaxaca, where Mexico’s waist narrows.
My lodging, Casa Hotel Istiam, was on the wide isthmus between volcanoes.
Private scuba diving along the isthmus is said to be incredible, as hundreds of shipwrecks lie scattered around its treacherous shores.
Spain’s Acciona SA, which encountered similar problems at its installations nearby, said the leaks are a consequence of the same extreme weather that attracted the industry to the isthmus.
Congress approved a land exchange for the project in 2009, but then-Interior Secretary Sally Jewell rejected the plan in 2013, saying a road over a narrow isthmus in the refuge could cause irrevocable damage to birds and other wildlife.
On Dec. 20, 1989, Operation Just Cause was launched, with more than 26,000 U.S. troops deployed to the tiny isthmus nation.
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