- >Making News: Conflict Brewing over May 1 Pro-Immigrant Rallies
May 1 is looked upon as Labor Day in Latin American countries and many others around the world. From LA to Mexico City, Monday is being marked as day of nationwide boycotts by pro-immigration factions. However, according to Jazm--n Ortega, metro reporter for La Opini--n, there is growing dissention within the immigrant-rights community over scheduled rallies.
Panama Canal to Expand to Accommodate Global Shipping
The shipping container, invented 50 years ago, has transformed global trade. From Hong Kong to Houston, Shanghai to Fort Lauderdale, oil and other sorts of commodities are traveling the world's waterways in massive volumes. Just one of today's ships, which are literally called ---giants,--- can carry enough containers to fill a single file of trucks 68 miles long. They're so massive that now even the Panama Canal must be expanded. What are the impacts of today's global shipping on the economy and environment? Guest host Diana Nyad talks with economists, environmentalists and shippers about the world of shipping--present and future, including the planned radical renovation of the Panama Canal. (An extended version of this discussion originally aired earlier today on To the Point.)