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Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue – Skepticism for the Nicaragua Grand Canal

Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, professor of global studies and geography, is quoted in this CNBC article about the Chinese-backed Nicaragua Canal. Experts are questioning “the demand for a second canal, its potential as a going business concern and the possible environmental impact in what is geologically unstable terrain.”

Dr. Rodrigue says, “The shipping industry is bleeding. …The current volume is not conducive for this type of investment.”

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