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An address by Prof. S. Waterhouse, of St. Louis, Mo., delegate to the Nicaragua Canal Convention held at New Orleans, La., November 30, 1892
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- Nicaragua Canal (Nicaragua)--Views Library of Congress Control Number Language English Online Format produced by the United States government, or both (see catalogue records that accompany each map for information regarding date of publication and source). Although the future of the canal project itself is unclear, the conflict it sparked between Nicaragua’s indigenous and Afro-descendant communities and the government is very much alive. The Nicaraguan Canal (Spanish: Canal de Nicaragua), formally the Nicaraguan Canal and Development Project (also referred to as the Nicaragua Grand Canal, or the Grand Interoceanic Canal) was a proposed shipping route through Nicaragua to connect the Caribbean Sea (and therefore the Atlantic Ocean) with the Pacific ists were concerned about the project's environmental impact, as End point: Bluefields. Part of the agreement with HKND is that the canal will garner Nicaragua’s government a 51 percent controlling interest and yearly income in exchange for .
In , the Nicaraguan government again proposed a canal through the country—large enough to handle post-Panamax ships of up to , tons, as compared to the approximat tons that the Panama Canal can accommodate. The estimated cost of this scheme may be as much as US$25 billion, 25 times Nicaragua's annual budget. The Pacific coast of Nicaragua was settled as a Spanish colony from Panama in the early 16th century. Independence from Spain was declared in and the country became an independent republic in Britain occupied the Caribbean Coast in the first half of the 19th century, but gradually ceded control of the region in subsequent decades. The government claims the canal will double Nicaragua’s GDP and predicts that five percent of all commerce will pass through it. The construction of the canal is expected to cre jobs and it is estimated that , more workers will be needed to operate it once it is finished. Nicaragua - Nicaragua - The Sandinista government: The new government inherited a devastated country. About , people were homeless, more t had been killed, and the economy was in ruins. In July the Sandinistas appointed a five-member Government Junta of National Reconstruction. The following May it named a member Council of State, which was to act as an .
PUNTA GORDA/BRITO, Nicaragua, Apr 25 (IPS) - Less than three years from the projected completion in Nicaragua of a canal running from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, there is no trace of progress on the mega-project. IPS traveled to both ends of the routet: Bluefields, on the Caribbean coast in eastern Nicaragua, km from Managua, and Brito, on the Pacific coast in the . With so many economic and political winds blowing against it, It’s unlikely that the Grand Canal will ever be more than a grand dream or a nightmare that Nicaragua itself has set in motion. By Peter Costantini* El Gran Canal Interoceánico de Nicaragua—Nicaragua’s Grand Interoceanic Canal: it has a 19th-century ring to it. At the end. By comparison, Ca Nicaragua’s most popular station and a channel not controlled by the Ortegas, in received less than $9, in state advertising, according to the data. Diaz asked the U.S. Government to intervene in order to secure the property of U.S. citizens. With U.S. support, Diaz maintained his hold on power, and Mena left the country. Concerned about preserving stability in Nicaragua, the U.S. kept a small detachment of marines in Nicaragua until