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16 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Protest over $50 billion canal project grows in Nicaragua

Nicaraguan officials will start building access roads on state-owned land as the first step in creating a canal expected to rival that of Panama — a project supporters say will directly employ 50,000 people and dramatically boost the country’s economy. The project is slated to open a huge waterway over what is now the town of Rio Grande, an evangelical-dominated ...

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21 HOURS AGO - CBS News

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Nicaragua canal to break ground, hoping to rival Panama

Anger is growing as Chinese-led $50 billion project readies to displace thousands, wipe out villages, and shake up international trade

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DEC 21, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Rising anger as Nicaragua canal to break ground

Nicaraguan officials will start building access roads on state-owned land as the first step in creating a canal expected to rival that of Panama — a project supporters say will directly employ 50,000 people and dramatically boost the country's GDP. [...] political opposition is virtually unheard of in a country where Ortega's Sandinista party dominates all branches of government, and ...

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DEC 20, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Panama's Noriega in prison 25 years post-invasion

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega is nearly forgotten, languishing in a steamy jungle prison near the interoceanic canal while the country enjoys democracy and economic prosperity a quarter-century after the strongman was toppled by a U.S. military invasion. Originally arrested on charges of working with Colombian drug traffickers, he is serving a 20-year maximum term on ...

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DEC 18, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Ted Cruz Stretches The Truth On Cuba

The following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Sen. Ted Cruz condemned President Obama’s announcement that he would normalize relations with Cuba, calling the communist country “a leading state sponsor of terrorism.” That’s a stretch, to say the least. It’s true that Cuba – along with Iran, Syria and Sudan — is listed by the State Department as one of four ...

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