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Thousands protest in Nicaragua’s capital against $50 billion canal project

Thousands protest in Nicaragua’s capital against $50 billion canal project

Email this page By Gabrielle Meyer December 11th, 2014 (VOXXI) Thousands of people marched through Managua on Wednesday to protest Nicaragua’s planned $50 billion inter-oceanic canal. In June 2013, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega signed a deal with a Hong Kong-based company to build a canal stretching from the Caribbean to…

Nicaraguan Army Eco-Battalion faces deadly threats to protect ecology

Nicaraguan Army Eco-Battalion faces deadly threats to protect ecology

Email this page By Malcolm Alvarez-James December 10th, 2014 (Dialogo) The Nicaraguan Army’s Ecological Battalion (BECO) is fighting a unique battle on multiple fronts to protect one of the country’s most valuable resources: its ecology. Since January 2012, its 700 soldiers have saved hundreds of protected animals from poachers,…

How Nicaragua and HKND plan to mitigate environmental impact of their canal

How Nicaragua and HKND plan to mitigate environmental impact of their canal

Email this page November 28th, 2014 (NN) - On Nov. 20, the HKND Company and its subcontractors presented the results of their feasibility studies as well as a report on the progress of the yet-to-be completed environmental impact study. After announcing a series of modifications to the route to…

Despite December start date, critical details of Nicaragua Canal remain a mystery

Despite December start date, critical details of Nicaragua Canal remain a mystery

After months of closed-door meetings, uncertainties and an escalating chorus of protests, Latin America’s largest-ever infrastructure project seems…

Andres Oppenheimer: Nicaragua’s trans-oceanic environmental scandal

Forget about the Deepwater Horizon. If Nicaragua's $50 billion trans-oceanic canal scheduled to start construction December 22 becomes…

Construction of Nicaragua Canal to begin on December 22nd, officials say

Construction of Nicaragua Canal to begin on December 22nd, officials say

Email this page November 21st, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The construction of a $50 billion USD interoceanic canal through Nicaragua…

Border dispute between Costa Rica, Nicaragua flares up again

Border dispute between Costa Rica, Nicaragua flares up again

Email this page   November 19th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The ongoing territorial dispute between Costa Rica and Nicaragua over…

Nicaragua to “double or triple” dredging of San Juan River in coming months

Email this page November 18th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Nicaragua will spend $4 million USD in the coming months to…

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