Archive for the ‘Nicaragua’ Category

China Expands Its Economic Reach Into The United States’ Backyard

Via East Asia Forum, an article on China expanded economic reach into Central and South America: In early March 2023, General Laura Richardson, head of the United States Southern Command, told a US congressional hearing that Chinese actions in South America posed a threat to US safety. According to General Richardson, China is on a […]

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Nicaragua’s Proposed Canal: A Man, A Plan— And Little Else

Via The Economist, an interesting article on Nicaragua’s proposed canal mega project: NOT since the civil war of the 1980s have so many helicopters been clattering over remote parts of Nicaragua. But now the guys squinting down through the tree canopy are in suits: lawyers and business consultants from the United States, Australian engineers, British […]

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Nicaragua’s Canal Dream

Courtesy of The Wall Street Journal, a report on Nicaragua’s plans to build an interoceanic canal: Nicaragua’s legislators gave their poverty-stricken country one more chance at a dream that has eluded it for nearly 200 years, granting a Hong Kong company the right to build a $40 billion interoceanic canal. Supporters of the 50-year concession, […]

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Wireline Politics: Russia’s Telecom Diplomacy in Central & South America

Courtesy of Foreign Policy, an interesting report on Russian investment in Nicaragua and Venezuela, and some likely geopolitical quid pro quos.  As the report notes: “…Nicaragua’s decision to legitimize Russia’s geopolitical adventures and recognize the independence of Abkhazia and South Ossetia was rather odd (I am still curious as to how many  Nicaraguans were aware […]

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Iran and Latin America: An Axis of Unity

An interesting story in The San Antonio Express-News on Iran’s recent partnership with Nicaragua and Venezuela to help finance a $350 million deep-water port on Nicaragua’s wild Caribbean shore, and then plow a connecting “dry canal” corridor of pipelines, rails and highways across the country to the populous Pacific Ocean. The dry canal scheme has […]

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