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  • 8 Jun 2016- 11:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica The Costa Rican government announced this week that it would seek over $6 million USD in compensation from Nicaragua for environmental damages and other costs associated with the 2010 dredging of a disputed wetlands area. Costa Rican
  • 16 May 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Leo Heileman, the United Nations Environment Program’s (UNEP) new head for Latin America, is standing by his agency’s conclusions about the environmental impacts of last September's cyanide spill at Barrick Gold’s Veladero
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 18 Jul 2014- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica The Costa Rican government is calling on Nicaraguan authorities to provide environmental and accident prevention studies on Nicaragua’s inter-oceanic canal. The request comes after HKND Group, the Chinese company that is developing
  • 16 Jul 2014- 10:19 by Local Press Report SAN JOSE The Tico Times A week after President Daniel Ortega and Chinese concessionaire HKND announced the proposed route for Nicaragua’s ambitious $40 billion interoceanic canal, Costa Rica formally requested environmental impact studies for the project,
  • 21 Mar 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica A Nicaraguan project to dig a canal on the San Juan River has caused "very striking" environmental damage and led to a complete change in the local ecosystem, according to a preliminary assessment carried out by Costa
  • 19 Dec 2013- 09:44 by Local Press Report SAN JOSE AP Costa Rican authorities say Nicaraguan Contra leader Eden Pastora has become an international suspect on charges he violated environmental laws when he led a dredging project in a river between the two Central American nations. Vice Minister of
  • 25 Nov 2013- 10:11 by Local Press Report THE HAGUE Dredging Today The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, delivered its Order on the request for the indication of new provisional measures submitted by Costa Rica on 24 September 2013 in the case
  • 16 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent THE HAGUE, Netherlands Costa Rica this week called on the UN’s International Court of Justice at The Hague to stop Nicaragua’s construction of two canals in disputed territory along the San Juan River. Nicaragua has admitted that its personnel entering
  • 26 Jun 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica The Costa Rican government said last week that it views Nicaragua's plan to build an Inter-oceanic canal in a positive light, but is concerned about the potential impacts on Costa Rica, according to Foreign Minister Enrique
  • 20 Jun 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAGUA, Nicaragua Environmental groups in Nicaragua are predicting environmental catastrophe if the transoceanic “Nicaragua Canal” is constructed. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega approved the $40 billion USD deal to design, construct, and operate