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President Ortega celebrates anniversary; Costa Rica opens shelters

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega flashes the V-sign during the commemoration of the 39th Anniversary of the Sandinista Revolution at “La Fe” square in Managua on July 19, 2018.

Thursday marked the 39th anniversary of the Sandinista revolution’s victory that first brought him to power; celebrations took place after Ortega intensified a deadly crackdown on protesters demanding he step down, and as Costa Rica opened shelters for Nicaraguans fleeing the violence in their country.

Read more tomorrow on Costa Rica’s response to the Nicaraguan crisis as the situation worsens.

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