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Old 06-14-2013, 08:13 AM   #1
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Nicaragua Congress approves ocean-to-ocean canal plan

Link: The Nicaraguan Congress has approved a proposal to have a canal built linking the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:00 AM   #2
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Very interesting, but there are many barriers to cross before this moves forward. Sounds like the Hong Kong company has little to no experience in a project in this field or to this scale. Perhaps the Chinese government is behind this? Here's another article on the subject.
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Old 06-14-2013, 11:11 AM   #3
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Perhaps the Chinese government is behind this?
I've got to admit that it is a very interesting decision. Future revenues, people employed for the build, military (Naval) strategies, ability to compete with the Panama Canal, etc. Sounds very far reaching to me.
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I believe the Chinese are pretty much running the canal in Panama already.
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I believe the Chinese are pretty much running the canal in Panama already.
yep. They also have a presents at the old U.S. military bases. We have all but ignored this.
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