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25 Jan 2015


Thousands protest against canal raising concerns about lack of adequate compensation for land

“Nicaraguans protest against canal plans”, 10 December 2014

Thousands of people have marched through the streets of Nicaragua's capital, Managua, to protest against a canal project that will link the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans…The demonstrators said their land was being taken away to make room for the planned $50bn…project…The waterway will be 278km (172 miles) long and will be deeper and wider than the Panama Canal…There have been questions raised about the finances underpinning the project and allegations that Wang Jing, the Chinese businessman behind the plan, lacks experience in developing and financing big infrastructure projects...

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