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Spotty record for Chinese exec with canal dream

When President Daniel Ortega granted a Chinese telecommunications executive exclusive rights to develop a $40 billion canal through Nicaragua and operate it for 100 years, his administration touted the CEO's ...

dateSep 01, 2013 in Business
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China businessman assures Nicaragua canal success

The Chinese businessman hired to plan and perhaps build a Nicaraguan rival to the Panama Canal said the ambitious project is backed by experienced consultants and is not a joke, turning away skepticism that ...

dateJun 25, 2013 in Business
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Motorboats go silent on Venice's Grand Canal

Venice on Sunday enjoyed the sounds of silence as authorities imposed a five-hour ban on motorboats plying the Renaissance city's main waterway in a bid to raise awareness about noise pollution and architectural ...

dateApr 14, 2013 in Environment
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