The Sandinista government in Nicaragua says it plans to partner with a Chinese company to build a new cross-continental canal.
To some Nicaraguans, President Daniel Ortega remains a revolutionary liberator, but to others he is just another ruler.
Some farmers in the rural areas of Nicaragua do not trust the government’s claim that they will be better off with the canal in place.
If the interoceanic canal project happens, a large community of Nicaraguans will lose their homes in the process.
Expats from the United States and Canada have found Nicaragua to be a cheap and safe place to reside outside of their home countries.
The canal could cause more deforestation to a region that is recently being replenished amid a changing ecosystem.
While Nicaragua’s relationship with the White House remains tense, China and Russia have stepped up to help with the canal project.
FUNDEMUR President Octavio Ortega continues protests against the canal despite recent violence that left him with a fractured arm.
The indigenous territories that surround the proposed canal project in Nicaragua could see huge impact, but have largely been ignored.
Investors are eager to profit off a sustainability boom, but is the country really prepared to double its energy production capacity?
Communities in rural Nicaragua empower themselves with solar energy while cities also look to utlize solar energy.
Lake Nicaragua is a key link in the canal project that could change global trade, but its potential effects on the environment are unknown.
There is no consensus on what Nicaraguans expect the canal to do for tourism, though many agree it must be environmentally conscious.
Nicaragua has made progress fighting human trafficking through education, but how victims are viewed makes prevention difficult.
Due to their homeland’s low income rate, some Nicaraguans are finding a better life and better work in their neighboring country of Costa Rica.