Protest in Nicaragua over canal project

  • Thousands of Nicaraguans took to the streets of Managua in protest against plans to build a canal that would link the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

    The protesters in Nicaragua’s capital city said their lands were being taken away for the $50 billion project to build a 278km waterway.

    Work, which is due to start in December, is expected to take five years to complete.

    A majority of the protesters, who raised anti-government slogans, are villagers living along the planned route of the canal.



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