China to Build $40-Billion Canal Through Nicaragua

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega appears to be back on track with closing a deal for Communist China to begin building an inter-oceanic waterway to rival the Panama Canal. The South China Morning Post, on...

Nicaragua begins repairs on canals in disputed border area

Nicaragua opened the canals to gain access to the Caribbean sea from the San Juan River. Courtesy of Casa Presidencial MANAGUA – Following orders issued last week by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Nicaragua...

Nicaragua’s Proposed Canal: A man, a plan—and little else

Yet again, Nicaraguans are letting their longing for a trans-oceanic canal get the better of them The Economist – NOT since the civil war of the 1980s have so many helicopters been clattering over remote...

Nicaragua Envisages Regional Companies to Build Canal

The Nicaraguan Government envisages the presence of companies from the region, through partnerships, in the construction of the inter-oceanic canal of Nicaragua. According to Paul Oquist, Minister-Secretary for National Policy of the Nicaraguan Presidency,...

Serious Economic Losses By Chinese Promoter Puts Nicaragua Canal In Doubt

Fresh doubts have arisen over a Chinese billionaire’s plan to build interoceanic canal through Nicaragua after it emerged that China’s stock market crisis wiped out nearly 85% of his fortune. TODAY NICARAGUA - Wang Jing,...

More Than Half of the Population Does Not Know The Details of Canal Project

NICARAGUA NEWS - Although 53% of the population approves the construction of the canal, 55% know "little or nothing" of the mega project, that will cost US$50 billion dollars and scheduled to start construction...

The Nicaragua Canal becomes the government’s Achilles heel

In one sense, it does not matter if the environmentally catastrophic 173-mile, 50-billion dollars Nicaragua Grand Canal mega-project goes ahead or not. Its adverse impacts on Nicaraguans’ human rights are already being felt. That is the...

Ortega, Wang promise Nicaragua Canal will break ground in 2014

Following yet another series of contradictory and inauspicious statements about Nicaragua’s future canal plans, President Daniel Ortega and Chinese concessionaire Wang Jing released a joint statement yesterday announcing that construction on the canal will...

Why the Nicaragua Canal Poses New Challenge to Ortega’s Power

  TODAY NICARAGUA  - Ometepe, Nicaragua — On the windy shore of Lake Nicaragua, farmer Dayton Guzman surveys the vast expanse of water his family relies on for irrigation. “If something affects the lake,” he...

Sandinista judges gift wrap canal law in time for Christmas

(posted Dec. 19, 10 a.m.)– Demonstrating that it’s better to give than receive this holiday season, Sandinista magistrates in the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday to uphold Law 840, the Law of the Great...

Nicaragua’s Inter-Ocean Canal’s Complementary Studies Make Progress

(Prensa Latina) Essential complementary studies to begin construction works at Nicaragua's Inter-Ocean Canal make progress today, according to schedule, said project spokesperson Telémaco Talavera. We are moving on schedule as announced last year, Talavera, who...

Nicaraguan Canal Project Unearths Ancient Relics, Animosities

TODAY NICARAGUA - The Chinese company building the canal across Nicaragua has handed over more than 15,000 pre-Columbian relics to the Nicaraguan government. The relics, mostly pieces of pottery and obsidian, date from around...

Work On The Gran Canal Starts Today

  TODAY NICARAGUA - The Government of Nicaragua and the Chinese firm, HKND Group, will today inaugurate the official start of the construction of the Gran Canal de Nicaragua, amid the protests of farmers whose...

Nicaragua’s New Canal Threatens Biggest Source of Water

(IPS) – The law passed in Nicaragua to grant a concession to a Chinese company to build a canal between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans repealed legislation that protects Lake Cocibolca and its tributaries. Lake...

Nicaragua v. USA (1986)

NICARAGUA JOURNAL (Examiner.com) -- The Republic of Nicaragua v. The United States of America (1986) is a public international law case decided by the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The ICJ ruled in favor...

Canal Progresses as Planned

TODAY NICARAGUA - Projects related to a canal in Nicaragua are progressing today as planned and negotiations on the properties in the site are in process, said Telemaco Talavera, member of the Commission of...

The Canal That Divided Nicaragua: Police Release All Anti-Canal Leaders

TODAY NICARAGUA - Nicaraguan police has released all  six leaders of the campesino Land Defense Council after more than 150 hours of illegal detention. The campesino leaders, local organizers of a group that has vowed...

China now has the right to build a Nicaraguan canal to compete with Panama...

In a move that may turn out to be a lot more historically important than China’s reported lunar landing this weekend, the Sandinista government of Nicaragua is rapidly moving forward with a plan to...

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