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Nicaragua Canal

Nicaragua's Proposed Interoceanic Canal: A Threat to the Environment and Indigenous Rights

Hazel Guardado | Posted 01.03.2015 | World
Hazel Guardado

It is clear that Nicaragua, as the poorest country in Central America and the second poorest in the Western hemisphere, is in need of economic development. But what should development efforts look like?

Will China's Nicaraguan Canal Shift Power In The Western Hemisphere?

Carlos F. Chamorro | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Carlos F. Chamorro

At a minimum cost of $50 billion and capable of handling the world's largest and most modern ships, this Chinese project right in the heart of the Americas will bring myriad uncertainties to Nicaragua. The unfolding of the Nicaraguan Canal is worth paying attention to, because it threatens to significantly reformat power alignments in Latin America and the world.

Route Of Proposed Nicaraguan Canal Unveiled

AP | LUIS MANUEL GALEANO | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's government and Hong Kong-based HKND Group on Monday unveiled the route of a proposed $40 billion inter-ocean c...

Nicaragua Canal Construction To Begin This Year

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaragua's government says the construction of the nation's inter-ocean canal will start at the end of this year, contrad...

Not Everyone Is On Board With The Nicaragua Canal

AP | LUIS MANUEL GALEANO and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 12.14.2013 | Latino Voices

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Six months after the Sandinista government granted a Chinese businessman a 100-year concession to build a vast canal acros...

Costa Rica Seeks To Stop Nicaraguan Canal

AP | Posted 10.14.2013 | Latino Voices

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Costa Rica is asking the United Nations' highest court to call a halt to construction by Nic...

US Could Want In On Nicaragua Canal

AP | Posted 07.31.2013 | Latino Voices

MANAGUA, Nicaragua -- A U.S. Department of Commerce official says the United States and U.S. investors would be willing to invest in the building of a...

China Signs Canal Agreement With Nicaragua

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

President Daniel Ortega and Chinese businessman Wang Jing have signed an agreement giving his company the right to build a shipping channel across Nic...

Nicaragua Approves Major Shipping Project

AP | Posted 08.13.2013 | Green

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A proposal to build a massive rival to the Panama Canal across the middle of Nicaragua was overwhelmingly backed by lawmak...

China, Nicaragua and the Canal: Global Shipping with Chinese Characteristics

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.13.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

A Chinese company and a former Sandinista revolutionary leader (three-time and current Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega) are teaming up to revive an old idea -- create an alternative to the Panama Canal that will traverse through Nicaragua.

Nicaragua Fast Tracks Major Project

AP | LUIS GALEANO | Posted 08.08.2013 | Latino Voices

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaragua is trying to revive a centuries-old dream of building an inter-ocean canal, a project experts say could take 11 y...