US authorithies don't believe in Nicaragua canal
A senior US State Department official has serious doubts about the prospects of a 172-mile, inter-oceanic canal across Nicaragua that would compete with the Panama Canal to the south.
“I’m skeptical,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Juan Gonzalez told members of Congress at a recent Foreign Affairs hearing on the Nicaraguan elections. “We have not seen a single shovel being used on the Nicaragua canal. The position will take is ‘we’ll believe it when we see it.’”