What's Happening with the Nicaragua Canal?
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WITH THE NICARAGUA CANAL?
Centro de Investigaciones para la Comunicación
Luis Carlos Buob
Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL)
Senior Fellow, Migration, Remittances and Development
An in-depth discussion of Nicaragua’s canal project. Since it first surfaced in 2013, the ambitious project, with an estimated cost of $50 billion, has been a source of controversy in both Nicaragua and throughout the region. The Nicaraguan government and HKND, the Chinese firm responsible for canal construction, said in December 2014 that digging had commenced. Still, serious doubts about HKND’s ability to finance and build the canal persist. To what extent are Nicaraguans expecting much progress on canal construction in the coming years? How does the population feel about the many cited benefits and drawbacks of the so-called Panama Canal rival? To what extent is Nicaraguan civil society mobilizing in opposition to the canal project?
We will be joined by Sofía Montenegro, a journalist and executive director of Nicaragua’s Centro de Investigaciones para la Comunicación (CINCO), Pedro Álvarez, the Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rice University, and Luis Carlos Buob from the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL). The session will be moderated by Manuel Orozco, director of the Dialogue’s Migration, Remittances and Development program.
Director, China and Latin America Program
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