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  •  Very important issue! (21+ / 0-)

    I was wondering why no one had posted here about it yet.

    More reading on the subject:

    http://www.miamiherald.com/...

    Critics say it’s a monumental surrender of Nicaragua’s sovereignty and that Wang will pretty much own the country.

    “This is the biggest scandal in recent memory,” says Carlos Fernando Chamorro, publisher of Nicaragua’s Confidencial magazine. “While Panama held a public bidding for the expansion of the Panama Canal, and submitted it to a national referendum, here they hand-picked the winner and passed the law in one and a half days.”

    I just returned from the region a few weeks ago and consider the announcement tragic news. It is a jewel from an ecological perspective and would be a shame to have ruined in the name of global trade of cheap Chinese goods.

    Lake Nicaragua:

    DSCF1146

    Rio San Juan:

    DSCF2049

    I was actually working on a diary on the subject, but you have done a better job than I would have.

    Global warming & smoking cigarettes = Nothing to worry about? Those who deny climate science are ignorant, evil or worse. Google Fred Singer.

    by LaughingPlanet on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 10:07:35 AM PDT

    •  LP, I can't tip you for some reason (1+ / 0-)
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      but thanks for being Johnny-on-the-spot with the photos.

      It's here they got the range/ and the machinery for change/ and it's here they got the spiritual thirst. --Leonard Cohen

      by karmsy on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 12:56:45 PM PDT

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        I caught this diary right after it posted just over 24 hours ago. You can tip THIS comment instead.

        :-)

        Global warming & smoking cigarettes = Nothing to worry about? Those who deny climate science are ignorant, evil or worse. Google Fred Singer.

        by LaughingPlanet on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 02:02:47 PM PDT

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