Nicaragua canal project not without downside

Government says Chinese-backed cross-country waterway will help economy, but environmental impact remains a concern.

    Nicaragua broke ground on its new cross-country canal on Monday despite protests.

    The government insists the Chinese-backed venture will improve the economy and help with poverty. But it is a massive project that has environmental downsides.

    Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from Managua.


    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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