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Science Magazine: Canal Proposal Divides Nicaragua

Postby tsukoui » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:49 pm

Among the scientists belonging to the latter group is Jeffrey McCrary. McCrary, who holds a doctorate in biology, has lived in Nicaragua for over three decades. In the article published in the prestigious magazine Science he explains that after carrying out a study of the freshwater species that live along the canal route, he has concluded that this megaproject is the only way to confront the legal anarchy and the ongoing destruction from erosion in the country’s Eastern zone. The scientist’s study was done at the request of ERM, a British global sustainability consulting firm, and his findings were included in the firm’s environmental impact study presented last June.

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Re: Science Magazine: Canal Proposal Divides Nicaragua

Postby repulsewarrior » Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:02 pm

...interesting.
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Re: Science Magazine: Canal Proposal Divides Nicaragua

Postby tsukoui » Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:31 pm

The campesino movement demanding the repeal of the law for an inter-oceanic canal in Nicaragua – a project that the government has awarded to Chinese businessman Wang Jing – is autonomous, affirms Francisca Ramírez. It acts in defense of the earth and national sovereignty and isn’t motivated by any political interests.
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Re: Science Magazine: Canal Proposal Divides Nicaragua

Postby repulsewarrior » Mon Mar 14, 2016 9:24 pm

...what do you think tsukoui?
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Re: Science Magazine: Canal Proposal Divides Nicaragua

Postby tsukoui » Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:11 am

repulsewarrior wrote:...what do you think tsukoui?

Nicaragua is following Deng Shiao Bing's philosophy of transition to communism... a country must go through all the stages of development before it reaches communism... the industrial revolution... the capitalist revolution... etc... the other quote is "it is good to be rich"... however we are entering into the environmental crisis which will lead to the natural revolution... Deng also had a policy of retaining the "treasures" of China's past, after Mao's "cultural revolution" stripped China of its corruption... these treasures include many natural ways of doing things... t'ai ji... gong fu... feng shui... yi jing... etc... so their is a balance to maintain... and China knows this... however there is new corruption... imperialism... China has stripped much of its imperialism away... but it is going through the capitalist revolution and you cannot have capitalism without imperialism... I forget which Westerner said that... so much for China... Nicaragua should pay attention to the campesinos... they are rich beyond measure... not in paper money which is worthless... but in natural treasures... it is far better to be rich naturally than with paper which after all is a very old technology... this is why I support the embargo on the occupied North of Cyprus... the Turkish Cypriots are suffering... but the international community is making sure that Turkey cannot destroy the country with industrialisation and hotels...
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Re: Science Magazine: Canal Proposal Divides Nicaragua

Postby tsukoui » Sun Apr 17, 2016 1:49 pm

The auditing of the use of Venezuelan aid, channeled through private mechanisms as a parallel budget, has been an insistent popular demand since the first oil industry cooperation agreement between the two countries was signed by Presidents Hugo Chavez and Daniel Ortega in 2007


Embalming is a very crude form of mummification

Economists are still debating what the long-term impact would have been had these funds been invested in prioritized development areas through a national strategy and on the basis of solid institutional channels. What no one denies is that the short-term strategy adopted by Ortega in order to secure Venezuelan aid cleared his path of obstacles to install an authoritarian, pro-corporate regime.


The mausoleum in China is deteriorating

According to the International Monetary Fund, Venezuela announced that “all assets and liabilities related to the oil cooperation agreement are in the process of being transferred from a private financial cooperative (Caruna) to a Nicaraguan limited liability company (Albanisa), co-owned by the Nicaraguan State oil distribution company Petronic (49%) and the Venezuelan national oil company PDVSA (51%).

These are the kinds of questions that ought to be urgently debated in Nicaragua, because of the implications they have for our immediate future and any agenda seeking change.

This means that the debt arising from the oil cooperation agreement (i.e. the liabilities) will cease to be the responsibility of Caruna and will be transferred to Albanisa, and that the assets derived from investments made through the oil fund will also be fully controlled by Albanisa.

Some of these assets include the Banco Corporativo (“Corportate Bank”), Nicaragua’s channel 8, radio broadcasters, the Seminole Hotel, the DNP service station chain, thermal and wind-power generators, the energy distribution company Disnorte y Dissur, livestock farms, the Albalinisa export company, construction companies, the fuel storage tanks of the unfinished refinery, in short, everything that has been financed with money coming from the oil agreement.

The difference now is that, while Caruna was previously a fully Nicaraguan private entity, 51% of Albanisa is owned by Venezuela’s PVSA. Does this mean that Venezuela is cancelling Nicaragua’s debt by having PDVSA acquire the company? Is Venezuela asking for control over investments by the Alba group in Nicaragua, which had hitherto been granted entirely to its private partner, President Ortega, or is it merely a formal mechanism to consolidate yet another private transfer?


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