In an effort to diversify its heavily fossil-fuel-dependent electricity sector and at the same time meet rising demand, Nicaragua is putting its eggs in the hydroelectricity basket, opting for conventional large-scale dams despite growing international awareness about their social and environmental drawbacks.
NotiCen. "NICARAGUA: ENERGY-HUNGRY COUNTRY OPTS FOR LARGE-SCALE HYDRO DAM." (2010). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/la_energy_notien/39