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Nicaragua approves environmental, social impact assessments to begin canal construction
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Nicaragua approves environmental, social impact assessments to begin canal construction

AFP and The Tico Times - November 5, 2015

Nicaragua approved environmental and social impact assessments on Thursday so that construction could begin on a massive canal by Chinese firm HKND that would connect the Pacific Ocean to the…

Financial, environmental questions plague Nicaragua canal project
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Financial, environmental questions plague Nicaragua canal project

The Tico Times - October 7, 2015

It isn’t looking good for Chinese billionaire Wang Jing and his planned $50 billion Nicaragua canal project. New financial, social and environmental concerns have cast doubt on…

Nicaragua official goes to Washington to justify massive canal project
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Nicaragua official goes to Washington to justify massive canal project

Larry Luxner - October 2, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The proposed $50 billion interoceanic Nicaragua Canal – the biggest earthmoving project in world history – will cut poverty in half, double the country’s GDP…

Builders vow to repair leak in Panama Canal
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A man a plan a canal panama
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Builders vow to repair leak in Panama Canal

AFP - October 1, 2015

MADRID, Spain – Builders of a massive, trouble-plagued expansion of the Panama Canal said Thursday they will make repairs after authorities there said it had sprung a leak.…

US concerns grow over possible Nicaragua Canal land expropriation, ambassador says
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US concerns grow over possible Nicaragua Canal land expropriation, ambassador says

AFP - August 24, 2015

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua Phyllis Powers acknowledged that her government is concerned over the possible expropriation of land owned by U.S. interests in Nicaragua, where…

Uber unleashes lobbyists in California to reshape driver rules
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Uber unleashes lobbyists in California to reshape driver rules

Alison Vekshin | Bloomberg - August 24, 2015

See also: Uber says it will support drivers fined by police in Costa Rica  SAN FRANCISCO, California – Uber has spent more on lobbyists in the U.S. state of…

Costa Rican motorists soon won’t have to wait for police to clear minor car accidents
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Costa Rican motorists soon won’t have to wait for police to clear minor car accidents

The Tico Times - August 13, 2015

It’s a common sight on Costa Rican roads: traffic snarled for blocks as two cars sit obstructing traffic, waiting for a traffic cop to appear and give…

Angry protest shuts down Puntarenas-Paquera ferry
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Angry protest shuts down Puntarenas-Paquera ferry

MICHAEL KRUMHOLTZ AND KARL KAHLER - July 1, 2015

The popular Gulf of Nicoya car ferry connecting Puntarenas and Paquera — a major gateway for both tourists and locals between the mainland and Nicoya Peninsula  — was shut down Wednesday because of strikes…

Cañas-Liberia Highway expansion faces yet another delay
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Cañas-Liberia Highway expansion faces yet another delay

L. Arias - June 18, 2015

The expansion from two to four lanes of the highway between Cañas and Liberia, Guanacaste, originally scheduled to be ready in May of last year, will take up to six more months…

Wider Panama Canal set for water trial
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A man a plan a canal panama
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Wider Panama Canal set for water trial

AFP - June 10, 2015

PANAMA CITY – Water will start rushing into the newly expanded Panama Canal on Thursday in one area that was widened, ahead of the waterway's April 2016 re-inauguration.…