Nicaragua: Many feel they will lose homes, receive unfair compensation in wake of new canal

Posted on August 27, 2014 • Filed under: Enviromental Issues, Nicaragua, Social Issues reported teams of assessors accompanied by soldiers and police have begun surveying properties along the route of Nicaragua’s planned trans-oceanic canal, taking quick steps towards the start of a vast project the country has dreamed of for more than a century. But the process is alarming many residents, who fear they’ll lose their homes and receive unfair compensation. Teams from the China-based HKND Group this month began interviewing property owners in the Brito river region in south-west Nicaragua, where the first phase of the $40bn (£24.1bn), 173-mile canal is supposed to be built starting late this year. Read Article

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