Alberto Aleman Zubieta
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My Panama Canal: Alberto Aleman Zubieta

As administrator of the Panama Canal between 1996 and 2012, Alberto Aleman Zubieta steered the canal through some of the most tumultuous events in its history.

In 1999, ownership of the canal was transferred from the US to Panama.

Alberto is in no doubt of the significance of the transfer.

"For the first time in our history, we had control of our own geography," he says. "It was a great success story for both the US and Panama."

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