Largest Container Carrier Supports the Nicaragua Canal

Maersk Line, the world's largest container carrier supports the building of the canal in Nicaragua, telling ShippingWatch it  believes it makes good sense to construct an alternative to the Panama Canal that can handle...

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...

Nicaragua After British Investors in Canal Project

NICARAGUA NEWS - A representative of the Nicaraguan government will be travelling to London to pitch the Inter-Oceanic Canal project to British businessmen, this according to British Ambassador to Nicaragua, Chris Campbell. "I'm off to...

Nicaraguan Farmers Protest Against Canal

NICARAGUA NEWS - Hundreds of farmers this week demonstrated against a new US$50 billion waterway aimed at rivalling the Panama Canal, irate at plans to expropriate the land they work. "We do not want the...

Grand Canal: The Inevitable Clash of Cultures

NICARAGUA - Nicaraguan businesses are complaining that HKND may have begun to invite construction companies to participate in tenders to execute various works, and after receiving the offers, has declared them void. There is specific...

Nicaragua Wants India Involved in Proposed Canal

Nicaragua is keen for Indian participation in the Nicaragua Canal project, which is expected to rival the Panama Canal, said Nicaraguan Foreign Minister Samuel Santos, while in India on an official visit. Santos said he wants...

Possible Canal through Nicaragua Excites Latin America, Patiño Says

The construction of a large canal through Nicaragua is something that excites all Latin America and the Caribbean region, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño said in Managua. Ortega and Patiño tak in Managua about foreign...

Whatever Happened To The Canal?

TODAY NICARAGUA - PUNTA GORDA/BRITO, Nicaragua (IPS) - Less than three years from the projected completion in Nicaragua of a canal running from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, there is no trace...

Poll Shows Declining Expectations on a Nicaraguan Canal

According to the results of the most recent survey conducted by Cid Gallup, the Nicaraguan interoceanic canal project, a concession given to the Chinese entrepreneur Wang Jing, is no longer perceived by locals as...

A little-known Chinese tycoon is preparing to build a canal across Nicaragua

SHANGHAI, China — Does the world really need another canal allowing freighters to travel from the Pacific to the Atlantic? Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega thinks so. In June 2013, he signed a deal to grant...

Russian Companies Interested in Nicaraguan Canal Project

NICARAUGA NEWS (Prensa Latina) -- Companies from Russia are interested in participating in the construction of canal building project that would connect the Pacific and Atlantic via Nicaragua, said today the adviser for Nicaragua''s...

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...

Rising Disagreement as Nicaraguan Canal Set to Break Ground

  TODAY NICARAGUA (AP) As a conscripted soldier during the Contra War of the 1980s, Esteban Ruiz used to flee from battles because he didn't want to have to kill anyone. But now, as 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...

Uncertainties Surround Nicaragua’s New Canal Project

Nicaragua is soon to begin construction on a new canal connecting the Caribbean Sea with the Pacific Ocean. But even as up to 30,000 people face resettlement, details on the Chinese-funded mega-project remain sparse. NICARAGUA...

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...

Thousands of Nicaraguans join anti-canal marches

Campesinos urged to make photocopies of their land titles and put them in a safe place NICARAGUA NEWS (Nicaragua Dispatch) -- Thousands of Nicaraguan campesinos marched on Puerto Principe, Nueva Guinea, on Monday in the...

Grand Canal: Construction of Ancillary Works

TODAY NICARAGUA - On December 22 the concessionaire of the Grand Canal in Nicaragua, HKND started preliminary works, including the construction of access roads to the excavation sites and other facilities Representatives from the Nicaraguan...

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...

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(IPS) - Nicaragua’s “containment wall”, aimed at bolstering internal security, has been successful with regard to the fight against transnational crime. But its...

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Of late there has been little or nothing about the Interoceanic Canada project or Grand Canal in Nicaragua, as the Ministry of Transportation and...

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5.0 Quake Hits Masachapa, Nicaragua

An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale jolted 76km SW of Masachapa, Nicaragua at 19:06:04 GMT on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The...

Nicaragua’s Earthquakes

Yes, there are earthquakes in Nicaragua, but generally, they are small ones. In general, the earthquakes that experienced in Nicaragua are so weak that...

Magnitude 5.9 Quake Hits Southwest of Rivas, Nicaragua

The USGS has reported an earthquake of magnitude 5.9 occurring on Tuesday off the coast of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The earthquake occurred in Pacific...

A Bad Case of Gas: The Community Who See Volcano as an ‘Annoying Neighbor’

Nicaragua is home to dozens of volcanoes, many of which belch out volcanic gases. Sputnik spoke to Dr Evgenia Ilinskaya, a vulcanologist from the...