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Triple-E container ship under construction in South Korea. At 400 metres long, it is too large to pass through the Panama Canal Nicaragua's canal:will the benefits outweigh the risks

News from Nicaragua | Saturday, 14 February 2015

On 22 December, the Nicaraguan government and Hong Kong Nicaragua Development Consortium (HKND), the company that holds the canal concession, held a symbolic event marking the beginning of construction of what will be one of the largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Latin America. The Nicaraguan government read more

Investing in health care: the example of Nicaragua

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 3 February 2015

In sharp contrast to austerity-ridden UK, since returning to power in 2007, the Sandinista government has tripled spending on health care. The Wales NSC delegation to Nicaragua interviewed Minister of Health Sonia Castro to find out what difference this investment has made in health care provision particularly for read more

CELAC summit strengthens regional integration

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The third CELAC summit in Costa Rica concluded on 29 January with commitments to maintain unity and promote integration, statements of support for Venezuela and Cuba, and a plan to eradicate poverty, hunger and inequality in the region. CELAC – the  Community of Latin American and Caribbean States - was formed read more