Nicaragua canal plan sparks anger as residents fear displacement; backers vow economic boom

December 21, 2014 1:45 PM

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Nicaragua canal plan sparks anger as residents fear displacement; backers vow economic boom

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2014 file photo, farmers shout slogans against the construction of the planned inter-oceanic canal as they arrive for a national protest march in Managua, Nicaragua. The project is slated to open a huge waterway over what is now the town of Rio Grande, an evangelical-dominated town of 2,000 people with only a dirt road amid fields of corn, beans, banana and sorghum. Everything within 10 kilometers (6 miles) would be subject to expropriation. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File) (The Associated Press)

FILE - In this Dec. 10, 2014 file photo, protesters carry a banner with a map of Lake Nicaragua during a national march against the construction of the planned inter-oceanic canal in Managua, Nicaragua. Many complain President Daniel Ortega is giving too much away to HKND, the Hong Kong-based compan...

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