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Nicaragua canal scheme 'must be dropped'

Monday, October 17, 2016

Nicaragua must scrap a deal to build a massive inter-oceanic canal as it tramples on the environment and human rights, a leading rights body says.

Up to 120,000 peasants had no way of relocating and there was insufficient compensation, the International Federation for Human Rights said. The $50 billion scheme, started in December 2014, is being built by a Chinese firm. Nicaragua's government says the canal will bring vital investment.

Source: BBC