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Battle over Tortuguero Road heats up again

A number of business owners are raising their voices against the project.

Nicaragua approves environmental, social impact assessments to begin canal construction

The government of Daniel Ortega has approved environmental and social impact studies allowing construction of the Nicaragua Canal to commence in 2016.

Financial, environmental questions plague Nicaragua canal project

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 the feasibility of the proposed interoceanic canal, and construction has now been delayed until March.

Nicaragua official goes to Washington to justify massive canal project

Nicaragua’s proposed $50 billion interoceanic canal – the biggest earthmoving project in world history – will cut poverty in half, double the country’s GDP growth and energize Central American integration by servicing a boom in global shipping that will quickly outgrow even the newly enlarged Panama Canal. So claims Paul Oquist, a key adviser to President Daniel Ortega.

Builders vow to repair leak in Panama Canal

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

"What's going to happen if along the [canal] route it will require land expropriation, and how are they [the Sandinista government] going to do it?" U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua Phyllis Powers asked in an interview published Monday in the Nicaraguan news magazine Confidencial. "Because we have U.S. citizens who have property along the route."

Uber unleashes lobbyists in California to reshape driver rules

SAN FRANCISCO, California – Uber has spent more on lobbyists in the U.S. state of California than Facebook and Apple combined to fend off regulations aimed at the heart of its worldwide business model.

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

Casa Presidencial said the change would free up traffic police to address other issues and clear the country’s congested roadways from unnecessary traffic jams.

Angry protest shuts down Puntarenas-Paquera ferry

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 and protests by people in Paquera demanding better roads.

Cañas-Liberia Highway expansion faces yet another delay

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 past the previous July 2015 deadline set by the Public Works and Transportation (MOPT) earlier this year.

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