Nicaragua will begin construction of its $40 billion Atlantic-Pacific canal in the next few months.

Author:Gajewski, Karen Ann
Position:WORTH NOTING - Brief article
 
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Nicaragua will begin construction of its $40 billion Atlantic-Pacific canal in the next few months. The completed canal will stretch 173 miles from Punta Gorda on the Caribbean through Lake Nicaragua to the mouth of the Brito River on the Pacific--over three times the distance of the Panama Canal. Government officials believe the revenues generated from its operation will lift 400,000 Nicaraguans out of poverty by 2018. However...

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