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The Nicaragua Canal

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Armchair_QB, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Nicaragua has granted construction rights and a 100-year operating concession to a Chinese company to build an alternative to the Panama Canal. The route would be large enough to allow passage for mega-container ships that can't navigate the Panama passage.

    http://m.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/06/nicaragua-china-panama-canal
     
  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    That's where they originally wanted to build what became the Panama Canal if I remember my history.
     
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    I thought this thread would be about Michael Douglas.
     
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I seem to recall that. It was supposed to be an easier construction pathway at the time too.
     
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Will China just give it back to Nicaragua like Carter did with the Panama Canal?
     
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    It's really too bad Sobotka couldn't get his lobbyist to push this kind of deal thru.
     
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I don't think we'll be around to find out.
     
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Fine, let China do all the work. We can swoop in and seize the canal at any time.
     
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