Restive Cities Threaten Egypt's Suez Canal

Restive Cities Threaten Egypt's Suez Canal
Port Said, Ismailia, and Suez are under a state of emergency due to civil unrest (Graphic by Bloomberg Businessweek; Data: Suez Canal Authority, UN Conference on Trade and Development)
Graphic by Bloomberg Businessweek; Data: Suez Canal Authority, UN Conference on Trade and Development

Attempting to quell unrest, President Mohamed Mursi declared a state of emergency in Port Said, Ismailia, and Suez. The cities straddle an important source of hard currency, but canal traffic has so far escaped disruption.

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