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Nicaragua’s surreal dream may never get started

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Politicians often announce grandiose public works that never get off the ground, but Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega should go into the Guinness Book of Records for having promised one of the world's most ambitious — and surreal — megaprojects that may never get started.

Four years ago last month, Ortega made headlines across the world by announcing that a Chinese firm would build a $40 billion interoceanic canal in Nicaragua, which would compete with the Panama Canal and turn Nicaragua from a poverty-stricken nation into a global shipping power overnight.

Source: Miami Herald