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  • 21 Jan 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua Preparatory work on the Nicaragua’s Grand Intern-Oceanic Canal project is proceeding “with all the saftey and rigor that the case merits,” Telemaco Talavera, spokesman for the canal commission, wrote on the Nicaraguan governing party
  • 30 Jun 2015- 11:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) has expressed regret for causing an oil spill that affected water supply in the town of Tumaco, in southeastern Colombia, last week. "We are not proud of the result of our actions
  • 26 Jun 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia A 410,000 gallon oil spill on Colombia’s Pacific Coast earlier this week has left 160,000 people in the region without water, and is threatening water supply to 170,000 more, according to authorities. The spill occurred as a result of a
  • 24 Jun 2015- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia Another bomb attack this week on an oil pipeline in Colombia has caused crude oil to spill into a local river, according to state-owned oil company Ecopetrol. A stretch of the Transandino pipeline near the country’s Pacific Coast was
  • 12 Jun 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Opponents of Nicaragua’s planned Inter-Oceanic Canal project traveled to neighboring Costa Rica this week to raise awareness about the environmental and social impacts of the project and rally for a major protest march. They are
  • 11 Jun 2015- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BOGOTA, Colombia A bomb attack on an oil pipeline in southwestern Colombia earlier this week caused some 4,000 barrels of crude oil to spill into a local river, Colombia’s state-run oil company Ecopetrol revealed on June 10th. The bomb attack on the
  • 2 Jun 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua Hong Kong-based HKND Group, the contractor constructing Nicaragua’s $50 billion USD Inter-Oceanic Canal, has finally submitted environmental and social impact studies for the project. The studies were handed over during a private
  • 9 Apr 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Costa Rica has successfully blocked off an artificial canal dug by Nicaragua in disputed territory along the San Juan River, Foreign Affairs Minister Manuel González announced on April 8th. Work to block off the canal, which is
  • 27 Mar 2015- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Costa Rica on March 26th began work to close off a canal dredged by Nicaragua in disputed territory in the Tortuguero Conservation Area of the San Juan River delta. The Costa Rican government and environmentalists had been critical
  • 29 Jan 2015- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica A delegation representing about 40 political and civil society groups in Nicaragua traveled to neighboring Costa Rica this week to seek allies in their opposition to Nicaragua’s $50 billion USD Inter-Oceanic Canal projet. The groups
  • 12 Jan 2015- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SANTIAGO, Chile Chilean legislators are considering a measure that would make it mandatory for some mining companies to build desalination plants to supply their operations. A bill to this effect was introduced in the lower chamber of deputies last year
  • 2 Jan 2015- 10:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua Nicaragua broke ground last week on the $50 billion USD Inter-Oceanic Canal, sparking protests from local farmers concerned that they will be forced from their land without fair compensation. The protesters demanded that the project
  • 7 Nov 2014- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENAVENTURA, Colombia Residents in the Colombian city of Buenaventura have ended a large-scale road blockade in the Pacific coastal city of Buenaventura following a 14-hour protest this week over persistent and lengthy cuts to potable water supply.
  • 22 Oct 2014- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua HKND, the Chinese company selected to build Nicaragua’s planned inter-oceanic canal, confirmed last week that construction work on the project will begin in December. The feasiblity and environmental impact studies for the project
  • 20 Feb 2014- 10:02 by Local Press Report MANAGUA Science Insider A group of scientists are fighting plans by the Nicaraguan government for a canal that would open a direct route for ships to pass between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. Such a canal, which would likely pierce the largest

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