In June an agreement was signed between Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega and a Hong Kong based company to build a new canal between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. This waterway will be funded (and controlled) by China and will enable the passage of very large vessels such as super-container ships.
There have been some articles and chatter about the project, but it has all been low key. Environmentalists and trade organizations say we don’t need another canal in Central America. However most seem to be ignoring or unaware of the geopolitical implications of this new canal. And the fact that it will allow various large vessels to transit quickly between the two oceans. (Large vessels such as aircraft carriers.) This canal agreement is something to note in the history books.
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