On Monday, the Nicaraguan government approved the route for the future canal that will cross the country and unite the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Continue reading
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Yuri Paniyev, Russia Beyond the Headlines (May 14) – Moscow and Managua are to cooperate over the next few years on the construction of the so-called Interoceanic Grand Canal, a new alternative to the Panama Canal. Deeper, wider, and longer than its rival in Panama, the new canal will challenge U.S. control over the region, though experts are divided on its geopolitical benefits for Russia.
A proposed new canal wll traverse Nicaragua from the Pacific to the Caribbean Sea and thus the Gulf of Mexico, Venezuela and South America, and the Atlantic Ocean. The project has caused consternation in both Washington and Ottawa.
Remilitarization of the Panama Canal: U.S. leads 18-nation war exercise, including two warships from Canada, against ‘liberation brigade’
By Timothy J. Gibbons, Florida Times-Union
(August 25, 2010) – FOR A ragtag sort of group, the Brigada de los Martis de la Liberacion seemed to have a decent amount of assets at its disposal. Continue reading
By TONY SEED
Third in a series of seven articles on the occasion of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s visit to Latin America and the Caribbean
HALIFAX (13 August 2007) – SAY IT SLOWLY: “Op Caribe” or even “Op Caribbe.” Then say “Caribops.” It’s not the name of a Caribbean band. It’s the old name for the main program of naval operations and military intervention carried out by the Canadian Forces throughout the 1980s in the Caribbean Basin. Continue reading
‘Partnership of the Americas’: Ceaseless exercises of the US navy and NATO fleets, ceaseless preparations for intervention
By TONY SEED
Fifth in a series of seven articles on the occasion of Harper’s visit to Latin America and the Caribbean
HALIFAX (13 August 2007) – FOR THE IMPERIAL POWERS, warships are but floating bases to deliver the marines and firepower on board, secure the sources of raw materials and natural riches, dominate the oceans and sealanes of the world, and through the old gunboat policy put down the struggles of the peoples for independence and change. Continue reading
By NIDIA DIAZ, Granma International
HAVANA (May 12, 2006) – ON APRIL 24, Martín Torrijos, president of Panama, announced the official proposal for the extension of the Canal, consisting of the construction of a third lock with a view to the so-called Panamax boats, superior in depth to the current Panamax, transiting that inter-ocean route. From that point and even long before, voices have been raised to renege on that decision, approval of which is to go before Parliament and a national referendum.
Viability studies on the project were undertaken by the ACP (Panama Canal Authority) and its executive, while the president has made the green light conditional on – in the first place – the amplification being self-financing, meaning that the investment would have to be recouped from progressive increases in tolls and not via taxes on the population. Continue reading