• Costa Rica Real Estate
  • Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Costa Rica Opens New Consulate in Nicaragua

July 13, 2007

Costa Rica opened a new consulate in the southern Nicaraguan town of Rivas recently to help regulate the migratory flow of Nicaraguan workers here.

Costa Rican Foreign Minister Bruno Stagno, together with his Nicaraguan counterpart Samuel Santos, inaugurated the new consulate. Also in attendance were Jaime Lacadena, Spain’s Ambassador to Nicaragua, and Aurora Díaz, director of the Spanish Foreign Ministry’s Department of Cooperation for Spain and Latin America.

The Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECI) donated $2.7 million to open the consulate in an effort to improve conditions for Nicaraguan immigrants seeking work in Costa Rica and to promote social integration.

During his visit to Nicaragua, Stagno also remarked that the Costa Rican Consulate in Managua will undergo “surgery” to repair the disorder, chaos and long lines users typically face, according to the daily La Nación.

The first step will be looking for a bigger building so that users don’t have to wait in line under the hot sun before entering.

 

You may be interested

‘Costa Rica recognizes the rights you always deserved’: President Alvarado’s message on marriage equality
Costa Rica
1748 views
Costa Rica
1748 views

‘Costa Rica recognizes the rights you always deserved’: President Alvarado’s message on marriage equality

The Tico Times - May 26, 2020

Costa Rica now recognizes marriage equality after a modification to the country's Family Code on Tuesday. President Carlos Alvarado, who…

Costa Rica becomes first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage
Costa Rica
1614 views
Costa Rica
1614 views

Costa Rica becomes first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 26, 2020

Costa Rica has become the first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage. Thousands of people watched a nationally televised…

Costa Rica to reevaluate use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment
Costa Rica
4463 views
Costa Rica
4463 views

Costa Rica to reevaluate use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 treatment

Alejandro Zúñiga and AFP - May 25, 2020

Costa Rican health authorities said Monday that the country will reevaluate its strategy of using hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients…