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…

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,…

Thousands march to protest Nicaragua’s ambitious canal project
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Thousands march to protest Nicaragua’s ambitious canal project

Zach Dyer and AFP - December 10, 2014

“No to the canal,” “Get out, Chinese,” and “Ortega, sell out,” a chorus of demonstrators shouted Wednesday as thousands took to the streets of Managua to protest…

Costa Rica asks Nicaragua for environmental impact studies on proposed interoceanic canal
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Costa Rica asks Nicaragua for environmental impact studies on proposed interoceanic canal

Zach Dyer - July 15, 2014

A week after President Daniel Ortega and Chinese concessionaire HKND announced the proposed route for Nicaragua’s ambitious $40 billion interoceanic canal, Costa Rica formally requested environmental impact…

A canal across Nicaragua: Is this for real?
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A canal across Nicaragua: Is this for real?

Julia Ríos | AFP - February 19, 2014

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – It would be an engineering feat of gargantuan proportions -- a $40 billion Chinese-built canal across Nicaragua to boost the flow of ships between the…