Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Nicaragua canal

It looks like Ortega and his cronies are going forward with this project. It will be built and controlled by the Chinese. There are a lot of questions and potential consequences. Just off the top of my head:

  • Will it truly rival the Panama Canal
  • Will the U.S. try to stop its construction
  • Will it actually be completed
  • Environmental impact
  • Impact on impoverished and Afro-Caribbean population on Atlantic side
  • Nicaragua's diplomatic status with Taiwan and China
  • Built by imported Chinese labor or locals
  • Will China really turn over control of the canal to Nicaragua
  • What if moderate or right-wing government wins control of Nicaragua
  • Canal's build quality/safety
  • Amount of bribes/corruption involved

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