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Nicaragua canal plans 'threaten environment'

Critics warn plan to build waterway to rival historic canal of neighbour Panama could have disastrous consequences.

Last updated: 19 Aug 2014 20:47
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Nicaragua is planning to build a canal to rival that of its southern neighbour Panama and there are hopes the Chinese-backed project will boost the economy.

But critics warn of disastrous consequences for the environment.

Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from San Jorge, Nicaragua.

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