Big Ditch in Nicaragua?

19 Oct 2016 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WASHINGTON DC, United States

Human rights NGOs have intensified pressure on the government of Nicaragua to ditch plans for a controversial inter-oceanic canal, while speculation continues that the project’s investors may withdraw because of lack of funding.Dimitris Christopoulos, president of the Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), said: "Respecting nature and the rights of rural communities is not a luxury. It's a duty…these projects will have a dramatic impact on the environment and on human rights. It is unimaginable to sell off territory as such. The government must back out."The new FIDH report says that under the current deal for construction, "constitutional and legal guarantees provided for by the Nicaraguan law are not respected"...

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