Large-scale deforestation, destruction of natural spaces, mass resettlement. A country divided in two. A new building soon megacanal Nicaragua easier for giant tankers and container export of raw materials and freight ships. The resistance is growing daily. Join the petition.

 The people of Nicaragua Says No to Grand Canal

Large-scale deforestation, destruction of natural spaces, mass resettlement. A country divided in two. A new building soon megacanal Nicaragua easier for giant tankers and container export of raw materials and freight ships. The resistance is growing daily. Join the petition.

Nicaragua boat through the jungle Massive destruction of nature to streamline global free trade.

As President of Nicaragua proclaimed a supposed new era for the country to channel citizen demands "No channel". Now go over 47 marches in defense of the natural beauty, the land, water, families, and the majestic lake.

Some 280 km long, 520 m wide and 30 m of depth -three times larger than the Panama Canal will reach the channel you intend to connect from coast to coast the Pacific Ocean with the Atlantic through the Caribbean Sea.

Negative effects on human beings and nature

120,000 people live in the canal route and know what to expect or when, it has been neither debate nor prior consultations. Up to 400,000 hectares of forests and endangered jaguars, tapirs, manatees, harpy eagles and spider monkeys.

They dredged Lake Nicaragua, freshwater reserve in Central America along 105 kms to the passage of large ships, seriously affecting cichlid fish and sharks.

"There have been carried out technical, environmental, financial feasibility or projections about the benefits, ie the threshold conditions are given to start the project" explains Lopez Monica Baltodano, an environmental lawyer.

Ambitious project

Not only the canal and locks: heavy traffic roads, railway system, pipelines, industrial areas; ports, airports, hydroelectric, cement plant, steel and explosives and auxiliary facilities.

The Nicaraguan government leased out the construction and management of the channel to Chinese businessman Wang Jing 116 years. It is unclear how your company HKND Hong Kong Nicaragua Development registered in the Cayman Islands will finance the mega-project. The cost is 50 thousand million dollars.

Source: https://www.salvalaselva.org

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