Financial, environmental questions plague Nicaragua canal project
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Financial, environmental questions plague Nicaragua canal project

Lindsay Fendt - October 7, 2015

It isn’t looking good for Chinese billionaire Wang Jing and his planned $50 billion Nicaragua canal project. New financial, social and environmental concerns have cast doubt on…

Nicaragua official goes to Washington to justify massive canal project
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Nicaragua official goes to Washington to justify massive canal project

Larry Luxner - October 2, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The proposed $50 billion interoceanic Nicaragua Canal – the biggest earthmoving project in world history – will cut poverty in half, double the country’s GDP…

US concerns grow over possible Nicaragua Canal land expropriation, ambassador says
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US concerns grow over possible Nicaragua Canal land expropriation, ambassador says

AFP - August 24, 2015

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua Phyllis Powers acknowledged that her government is concerned over the possible expropriation of land owned by U.S. interests in Nicaragua, where…

Nicaragua can’t stop dreaming of a canal
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Nicaragua can’t stop dreaming of a canal

Justin Fox | Bloomberg View - August 21, 2015

Late last year, Nicaraguan authorities said that construction was about to begin on a $50 billion canal connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific. Hong Kong-based HKND Group,…

Nicaragua Canal project surrounded by air of intimidation, opponents say
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Nicaragua Canal project surrounded by air of intimidation, opponents say

Zach Dyer - June 10, 2015

On the second anniversary of the Nicaraguan Canal concession, opponents traveled to Costa Rica Wednesday to raise awareness about the potential environmental and social costs of the…

Activists visiting Washington blast Nicaragua’s $50 billion canal project as ‘illegitimate’
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Activists visiting Washington blast Nicaragua’s $50 billion canal project as ‘illegitimate’

Larry Luxner - April 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Opponents of Nicaragua’s dubious plans to build a $50 billion interoceanic canal are trying to rally U.S. help in fighting the controversial project. But…

Costa Rica’s foreign minister ‘skeptical’ about Nicaragua’s ambitious canal dreams
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Nicaraguan Canal
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Costa Rica’s foreign minister ‘skeptical’ about Nicaragua’s ambitious canal dreams

Larry Luxner - February 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The proposed transoceanic canal being hyped by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega could benefit Costa Rica, but Manuel González, Costa Rica’s foreign minister, warned it…

Daniel Ortega needs to be the center of attention, say Nicaragua’s opposition
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Daniel Ortega needs to be the center of attention, say Nicaragua’s opposition

George Rodríguez - February 12, 2015

In an unexpected move at the start of the Third Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) held last month in Costa Rica,…

Nicaragua Canal opponents call on Costa Rica to join fight to save lake
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Nicaragua Canal opponents call on Costa Rica to join fight to save lake

Zach Dyer - January 28, 2015

Recommended: Will the Nicaragua Canal ruin the ‘Galapagos of Central America’? A Nicaraguan delegation representing nearly 40 civil society organizations and political parties traveled to San José,…

Will the Nicaragua Canal ruin the ‘Galapagos of Central America’?
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Will the Nicaragua Canal ruin the ‘Galapagos of Central America’?

Teake Zuidema - January 26, 2015

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – According to documents from the Chinese company HKND Group, 106.8 kilometers of the planned interoceanic Grand Canal of Nicaragua will go through Lake Cocibolca,…