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Nicaragua-China: a new Central American canal

Hong Kong Nicaragua Development Investment Company HKND will begin work on a fit-for-purpose 280km long canal connecting the Pacific Ocean & Caribbean Sea.

The Guardian: Nicaragua – new Central-American canal built by China

On the plus side this would curtail USA business & military hegemony, and also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by using much larger container-ships. On the minus side what impact will this have on Lake Nicaragua and local biodiversity? No hard scientific data yet, as the various reports are not released. Thoughts anyone?