With Chinese Support, Nicaragua Canal Brushes Off Protests
The Nicaragua Canal, backed by China, will dwarf the nearby Panama Canal. And the U.S. isn't getting involved.By Sebastian Martinez | December 28, 2014
It's been a week since work started on one of the world's biggest engineering projects — the Nicaragua Canal.
That canal will be three times the size of the Panama Canal, and less than 400 miles away, and unlike the Panama Canal, the U.S. has no part in it, but China does. (Video via Panama Canal)
The groundbreaking a week ago was met with protests from opponents of the canal, who argue the project will displace tens of thousands of people and wreak environmental havoc. (Video via Al Jazeera)