May I extend my pleasure with The Tribune for its four-part series on the proposed building of the Nicaragua Canal and its impact on the local citizens. I was ready to cancel my Tribune subscription when it finally published some meat-and-potato journalism.
Having backpacked through this area, I have seen the strife that the locals go through to survive. They have good reasons to question the government’s compensation offer, as this never happens for the poor, especially in Latin America. Also the loss of generational family land cannot be overlooked, as it is often the binding force that keeps these families together.
Sadly, history will repeat itself with the government’s greed and lack of caring for its own people.
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