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The Point Is Not to Build the Canal But to Dream of the Canal

It’s election season in Nicaragua, and while Donald Trump feeds America on pointless fantasies of a border wall, Nicaragua’s longtime president Daniel Ortega has his countrymen dreaming of digging a canal from the Pacific to the Atlantic, writes Mateo Jarquín.

The Economist called it a “plan - and little else.” Bloomberg sent journalists to look but they literally “couldn’t find it.”