Water crunch in Central America

Drying up: The scarcity of rainfall due to global warming has forced the Panama Canal Authority to reduce the draft of ships passing through the inter-oceanic waterway. — AFP

A slight competition between transit and human consumption.

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.

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