Sunday, July 15, 2012

Nicaragua canal

Remember José Santos Zelaya? He wanted a Nicaragua canal over a hundred years ago. Daniel Ortega is trying to revive the dream, though hopefully not the outcome (Santos Zelaya was overthrown by the United States).

A key problem now, as back then, is that Nicaragua is broke so apparently is trying to cobble together a disparate group of interested governments. Very hard to see this going anywhere given the price tag and difficulty of coordination (not just for construction but for control).


Unknown 10:45 AM  

Sad. A fraction of of that $30 billion (which will clearly never happen) could be invested in education and other long term strategies with positive lasting effects. Instead, Nicaraguans get this nonsense from their leadership.

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