Nicaragua Starts Survey On Canal

NICARAGUA NEWS (MENAFN - AFP) A Chinese firm hired to dig a canal across Nicaragua linking the Caribbean and the Pacific said it has begun assessing property and land that will have to expropriated...

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...

Nicaragua Canal is a Challenge of Engineering

NICARAGUA NEWS - (Prensa Latina) The building of a canal in Nicaragua represents today a challenge of engineering, specially because of the size of the work, higher than those existing of its type, asserted...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Dutch Businessmen Interested in Nicaragua Canal

NICARAGUA NEWS - (Prensa Latina) Dutch businessmen expressed their interest to invest in Nicaragua and participate in the project for the construction of an interoceanic canal, whose final route was announced last July, it...

Two Killed in Nicaragua Canal Protests

TODAY NICARAGUA - Police denied Wednesday that two demonstrators were killed in a crackdown on hundreds of Nicaraguan farmers protesting the construction of a $50 billion canal across their land. An opposition leader and activist...

Nicaragua Climate Politics In Hot Water Over Canal Plan

(Reuters) Shaking off its climate change “pariah” status alongside the United States and war-torn Syria, Nicaragua took the plunge and joined the Paris Agreement to tackle global warming before U.N. climate talks began on...

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...

Nicaragua Confidence in Construction of Inter-oceanic Canal

11 de enero de 2014, 11:13Managua, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua''s Government issued today a clear statement expressing its confidence about the construction of inter-oceanic canal and it also guaranteed women''s participation...

European Parliament Slams Nicaragua For Rights Violations Over Canal

TODAY NICARAGUA - Urging respect for the rule of law, democracy and human rights, the European Parliament has slammed Nicaragua for its treatment of people criticising the $50bn transoceanic canal being developed by a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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For the past few years, Nicaragua has been steadily gaining traction as a luxury travel destination, while managing to escape the kitschy reputation many...

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Nicaragua Gvt. Approves US$10 million for Electrification

With a loan from OPEC, the second phase of the rural electrification project on the Caribbean coast will be financed. The decree must still be...

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Nicaragua: “Enhancing” the Dictatorship?

(HAVANA TIMES) - Nicaragua doesn’t need to enhance the Family-State-Party system to install a new dynasty. It needs to dismantle it. 1) The phantom of...

Nicaragua Bishops: Profound Electoral Reform Needed

(Agenzia Fides) - The Nicaraguan Bishops 'Conference (CEN) gathered at the annual plenary Assembly from 13 to 15 November to learn and share the...