Canal projects

Canal controversy

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Will a Chinese-backed mega canal change Nicaragua for better or worse? There are growing protests in Nicaragua  against what could be the biggest engineering project in human history. Critics are saying damage to the environment and indigenous communities (potential displacements) isn't worth the price. The Nicaraguan government is saying the project will bring great economic benefits to country.

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Al Jazeera English discussed the project on an episode of The Stream. Watch the full discussion on the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN7e1xg8vOk

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