Nicaragua can build canal without Costa Rica help
Carlos Arguello, Nicaragua’s legal representative at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, told the local daily La Prensa on Monday that "Costa Rica is launching a worldwide slander campaign against Nicaragua".
"They are aiming to prevent the construction of a transoceanic canal in southern Nicaragua and trying to force Nicaragua to ask permission to build it".
Both governments maintain an ongoing border dispute over a prior occupation by Nicaraguan nationals of Isla Calero, a small territory bordering the two countries, and over navigation rights on the San Juan River.
Source: Tico Times