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Costa Rica creates special asylum category for Venezuelans, Nicaraguans and Cubans
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica creates special asylum category for Venezuelans, Nicaraguans and Cubans

AFP and The Tico Times - November 13, 2020

Costa Rica on Thursday announced a new migration category that will allow asylum seekers from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela whose request was rejected to remain in the…

Nicaragua celebrates a joyous festival of horrors in lead-up to Halloween
Latin America
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Latin America
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Nicaragua celebrates a joyous festival of horrors in lead-up to Halloween

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 26, 2020

Disguised as devils, witches, goblins and terrifying characters from indigenous mythology, thousands of Nicaraguans celebrated with joy and boisterous dances the festival of Los Agüizotes, a tradition…

Ortega denounces international ‘campaign of viciousness’ against Nicaragua
Central America
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Central America
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Ortega denounces international ‘campaign of viciousness’ against Nicaragua

AFP - October 20, 2020

President Daniel Ortega alleged Monday that there is "a campaign of viciousness" against Nicaragua and accused the United States and the European countries of interventionism, in response…

US imposes sanctions on Nicaragua bank, senior officials
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US imposes sanctions on Nicaragua bank, senior officials

AFP - October 9, 2020

The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Nicaraguan bank and two senior officials, expanding pressure over the leftist government's crackdown on protests and alleged corruption.…

Fear in Nicaragua as Ortega prepares new laws ahead of elections
Central America
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Central America
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Fear in Nicaragua as Ortega prepares new laws ahead of elections

Julia RIOS / AFP - October 5, 2020

Faced with a political crisis and a falling economy, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega is preparing a package of laws that, according to analysts, would serve to neutralize…

False information punishable by years in prison under proposed Nicaraguan law
Central America
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Central America
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False information punishable by years in prison under proposed Nicaraguan law

AFP - September 29, 2020

Deputies from Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's party on Monday proposed a law that would make spreading fake news on social media punishable by up to four years…

Managua airport resumes flights after coronavirus closure
Central America
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Central America
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Managua airport resumes flights after coronavirus closure

AFP - September 21, 2020

Managua's international airport on Saturday received its first commercial flight almost six months after airlines suspended routes as a precaution during the Covid-19 pandemic, local media reported.…

Pandemic causes hunger among Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Pandemic causes hunger among Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - August 28, 2020

Tens of thousands of Nicaraguan refugees in neighboring Costa Rica are going hungry and eat only once or twice a day, the UN refugee agency warned Friday. According to the…

US slaps sanctions on son of Nicaragua president
Latin America
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Latin America
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US slaps sanctions on son of Nicaragua president

AFP - July 17, 2020

The United States on Friday slapped sanctions on another son of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, accusing him of using a public relations firm to spread propaganda. Juan…

Fired for criticizing government’s response to pandemic, Nicaraguan doctors remain on the front line
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Fired for criticizing government’s response to pandemic, Nicaraguan doctors remain on the front line

AFP and The Tico Times - July 3, 2020

Unemployed and emotionally worn, Nicaraguan doctors fired from the public health system for criticizing the government's handling of the pandemic remain on the front lines, fighting COVID-19…