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After years of difficult work and a loss of many lives to tropical diseases, the Panama Canal officially opened on August 15, 1914, ten years after the United States controversially took control of the land and project. Considered one of the great engineering feats of modern times, the Canal greatly reduced transit time from east coast ports to west coast ports of the United States and for European shippers as well. The U.S. War Department steamship, Ancon, made the first passage through the Panama Canal.
It was a very familiar display.
Different regiments of the Nicaraguan armed forces marched into the Plaza of the Revolution. They moved past an eternal flame, marking the grave of Tómas Borges, and glided past a giant portrait of a young Augusto César Sandino.
Borges was one of the young, student radicals who helped overthrow the U.S.-backed regime of Anastasio Somoza. Sandino, of course, is the symbol of the revolution, the rebel who helped lead a successful guerrilla war against an invading U.S. military starting in the late 1920s.
There was pomp, there was circumstance. A band played and President Daniel Ortega stepped on stage, understated in a zip-up jacket and a baseball cap.
Usually, revolutionary leaders like Ortega, Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez and Cuba’s Fidel Castro step to the podium and decry the great evil to the north. They rail against the yanqui imperialista, their rhetoric bouncing across the plaza and sparking a populist fervor.
But something different happened Wednesday night in that plaza.
"I want to recognize the effort of the United States, of the President of the United States, Barack Obama, and the effort their military makes in our Caribbean," Ortega said. "We are contributing to detain the drug traffic headed into the United States market, which is headed to poison their people. We are contributing with that great nation, with those people. It’s an effort the Nicaraguan people do on principle, on principle. Even if the U.S. didn’t give us a single ship, we’d continue this effort as we’ve been doing it with all certainty. But we appreciate this gesture."
It might all be temporary; it might not mean much. But at the moment it felt like a display of a Latin America coming to terms with a post-Monroe Doctrine world, a Latin America that has stopped worrying about the outsized influence that the super power to the north has wielded in the region.
Earlier in the week, I spoke to Jacinto Suárez, the foreign minister of the Frente Sandinista de Liberacíon Nacional.
He said Nicaragua is willing to work with Russia and is willing to work with the United States.
"This," he said, "is a new world."
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President Obama says he has tasked the FBI and Department of Justice to independently investigate the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri