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Nicaragua: Communities opposing canal face persecution for defending livelihoods & land, says new Amnesty International report

This report by Amnesty International analyses potential impacts of the Great Interoceanic Canal project in Nicaragua, including threats to livelihoods and risk of forced displacement of thousands of families. These impacts, according to local groups, could affect nearly 120,000 people. Amnesty International found that the project was approved without genuine consultation with all affected populations and accuses authorities of harassing and persecuting anyone who opposes the deal.

The report includes recommendations for authorities, companies and possible investors.

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