Nicaraguan-Chinese canal spurs protests

December 11, 2014 1:51 AM

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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 the Pacific. At 173 miles long, Nicaragua’s canal will rival that of Panama, whose canal stretches just 48 miles.

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