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Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan ex-guerrilla “Commander Zero,” has died
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Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan ex-guerrilla “Commander Zero,” has died

Julia RIOS / AFP - June 16, 2020

The Nicaraguan ex-guerrilla Edén Pastora, known as "Comandante Cero," died of a heart attack at 83 while he was hospitalized, his relatives reported Tuesday. Pastora died in…

Costa Rica tightens controls in the agricultural sector due to coronavirus
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica tightens controls in the agricultural sector due to coronavirus

AFP and The Tico Times - June 11, 2020

Costa Rican authorities announced Wednesday a "health intervention" for agricultural companies and food packers, especially near the border area with Nicaragua, in order to control the COVID-19…

Nicaraguan doctors criticize government secrecy about pandemic
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguan doctors criticize government secrecy about pandemic

AFP and The Tico Times - June 8, 2020

Nicaraguan medical associations criticized the "unfair secrecy policy" from the Daniel Ortega government in the midst of the country's "biggest health crisis" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Nearly 150 U.S. citizens leave Nicaragua due to increase in COVID-19
Central America
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Central America
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Nearly 150 U.S. citizens leave Nicaragua due to increase in COVID-19

The Tico Times - May 21, 2020

Nearly 150 United States citizens left Nicaragua on Wednesday on an emergency flight authorized by the embassy in Managua in the face of a sharp increase in…

US says spread of COVID-19 in Nicaragua exceeds official figures
Latin America
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Latin America
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US says spread of COVID-19 in Nicaragua exceeds official figures

The Tico Times - May 11, 2020

The head of US diplomacy for Latin America, Michael Kozak, said Monday that there are several credible reports that the spread of the coronavirus in Nicaragua is…

Nicaraguan organizations criticize Ortega’s lack of strategy for coronavirus
Central America
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Central America
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Nicaraguan organizations criticize Ortega’s lack of strategy for coronavirus

AFP and The Tico Times - April 17, 2020

Nicaraguan humanitarian organizations criticized President Daniel Ortega on Thursday for failing to present an action plan to contain the spread of the coronavirus after he reappeared before…

Ortega insists Nicaragua will not stop activities due to coronavirus
Central America
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Central America
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Ortega insists Nicaragua will not stop activities due to coronavirus

AFP and The Tico Times - April 15, 2020

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega said Wednesday that the country "has not stopped working" in the face of the coronavirus pandemic and that it will maintain its vision…

Costa Rica installs airfield on border with Nicaragua to reinforce coronavirus surveillance
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica installs airfield on border with Nicaragua to reinforce coronavirus surveillance

AFP and The Tico Times - April 13, 2020

Costa Rica installed an airfield in its northern zone to control the passage of people across the border with Nicaragua, a country that has not adopted measures…

Costa Rica studies international response to Nicaraguan coronavirus inaction
Central America
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Central America
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Costa Rica studies international response to Nicaraguan coronavirus inaction

AFP and The Tico Times - April 6, 2020

Costa Rica is studying international actions to monitor Nicaragua's response to the novel coronavirus, as the government has not ordered measures of social isolation and has held…

More than 100,000 have fled Nicaragua crisis: UN
Central America
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Central America
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More than 100,000 have fled Nicaragua crisis: UN

AFP - March 10, 2020

More than 100,000 people have fled Nicaragua in the two years since the Central American country plunged into political and social crisis, the United Nations refugee agency…