Bulletin of the Pan American Union Volume 50

Bulletin of the Pan American Union Volume 50

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...levels, but the lock system will be used which will enable shipping to reach Managua Lake. The press states that the Government has made a contract with a firm of Barcelona, Spain, which has large cotton plantations in Morroco, to develop the CULTIVATION OF COTTON on a large scale in the country, and to establish industrial colonies of Spanish laborers. Each Spanish colonist shall have the right to 35 hectares of unclaimed land but shall not be free to lease to others until 10 years after the adjudication of the land, or before if he has cultivated it. The contract will last 25 years, and the firm agrees to invest not less than $250,000 in the enterprise and furthermore not to turn the contract over to any other foreign company. In the latter part of December, 1919, a GEOLOGICAL COMMISSION arrived in Nicaragua from the United States to investigate the regions around the San Juan, el Rama, and other rivers of that part of the country between the port of Graytown and Punta del Mono, for possibilities of oil. The National Government has resolved to open to shipping, under the name of PUERTO CHAMORRO, the port of Nacascolo, which has a harbor deep enough to permit vessels of large draft to anchor and can be easily rendered a healthful port. The ministry of promotion has engaged an engineer from the United States to sound the Estero Real to determine if it has sufficient depth of channel for boats of 3,000 or more tons, in order to carry out plans for the CONSTRUCTION OF A PORT to develop the commerce of the country. In February the DOCKS OF PUERTO DIAZ were opened for public service. On December 27, 1919, THE AUTOMOBILE HIGHWAY between Managua and Matagalpa was opened by the President and party, who left Managua in 20 automobiles. PANAMA....show more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236768388
  • 9781236768384