Protesters holding a banner that reads "No to the canal" burn tyres in Rivas, Nicaragua, in December 2014. Photo: AFP

Sink or swim: Hong Kong company defies the doomsayers on Nicaragua Canal project

Developer says the controversial project is economically healthy and viable, but concerns by ecologists, human rights activists and economists continue to grow

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Protesters holding a banner that reads "No to the canal" burn tyres in Rivas, Nicaragua, in December 2014. Photo: AFP
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Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho

Raquel Carvalho is Asia Correspondent for the Post. She joined the newspaper in 2014. Most of her investigative and in-depth stories have been focused on human rights, cross-border security, illicit trade and corruption. She was previously the chief reporter at a Portuguese daily newspaper in Macau, where she moved to from Europe in 2008.