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Topic: Alternative trade routes

As the Panama Canal faces water level challenges, neighboring countries are exploring alternative land and sea trade routes to capitalize on reduced shipping through the critical waterway.

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The podcast episodes discuss how the Panama Canal, a critical global trade route, is facing water shortages due to severe drought, leading to reduced transit capacity and potential disruptions to international commerce.

In response, countries are exploring alternative land and sea routes, such as the Arctic route and a rail project in Mexico, as either alternatives or complements to the Panama Canal. These efforts aim to maintain the flow of global trade and mitigate the impacts of the Canal's reduced capacity.

The pursuit of these alternative trade routes is a key focus across the podcast episodes, highlighting the geopolitical, economic, and environmental implications of ensuring the resilience of global supply chains.

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