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Nicaragua Canal opponents call on Costa Rica to join fight to save lake
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Nicaragua Canal opponents call on Costa Rica to join fight to save lake

The Tico Times - January 28, 2015

Recommended: Will the Nicaragua Canal ruin the ‘Galapagos of Central America’? A Nicaraguan delegation representing nearly 40 civil society organizations and political parties traveled to San José,…

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,…

Costa Rican officials: We still have little information about Nicaragua’s Grand Canal plans
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Costa Rican officials: We still have little information about Nicaragua’s Grand Canal plans

George Rodríguez - January 21, 2015

Related: Journalists harassed, detained in latest chapter of Nicaragua canal saga Since the idea to build a massive interoceanic canal in Nicaragua first gained traction a few years…

Ramsar delegation arrives in Nicaragua to survey wetlands along proposed canal route
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Ramsar delegation arrives in Nicaragua to survey wetlands along proposed canal route

AFP - January 14, 2015

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – A delegation representing the Ramsar Wetlands Convention has arrived in Nicaragua to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of construction of a massive interoceanic canal…

Journalists harassed, detained in latest chapter of Nicaragua canal saga
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Journalists harassed, detained in latest chapter of Nicaragua canal saga

Lindsay Fendt and AFP - January 7, 2015

RIVAS, Nicaragua — Canal protesters aren't the only ones clashing with police in Nicaragua. As the Nicaraguan government and Chinese company Hong Kong Nicaragua Canal Development Investment…

Secrecy still prevails as Nicaragua gets set to break ground on $50 billion interoceanic canal
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Secrecy still prevails as Nicaragua gets set to break ground on $50 billion interoceanic canal

The Tico Times - December 22, 2014

Update, Mon., Dec. 22, 2014, 11:13 a.m.: On Monday morning, dozens of buses and trucks lined the road to the Brito River groundbreaking site where the canal project…

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…

Poet Ernesto Cardenal on Gran Canal project: ‘We should denounce to the world what is happening in Nicaragua’
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Poet Ernesto Cardenal on Gran Canal project: ‘We should denounce to the world what is happening in Nicaragua’

AFP - November 2, 2014

Recommended: Nicaragua canal survey off to rocky start marked by fear and mistrust MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaraguan writer and Catholic priest Ernesto Cardenal this weekend blasted plans…

Southern Nicaragua communities protest Ortega’s canal plans
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Southern Nicaragua communities protest Ortega’s canal plans

AFP - October 22, 2014

Read The Tico Times' recent story on opposition to the canal project, "Nicaragua canal survey off to rocky start marked by fear and mistrust."  MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Small-scale…

Farmers protest planned $50 billion canal in Nicaragua
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Farmers protest planned $50 billion canal in Nicaragua

AFP - September 23, 2014

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Hundreds of farmers on Tuesday demonstrated against a new $50 billion waterway aimed at rivaling the Panama Canal, irate at plans to expropriate the…