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Furious Category 4 hurricane Eta smashes into Nicaragua
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Costa Rica
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Furious Category 4 hurricane Eta smashes into Nicaragua

Inti OCON / AFP - November 3, 2020

Eta smashed into Nicaragua's northern Caribbean coast as a Category 4 hurricane on Tuesday, unleashing fierce winds that tore up trees and ripped roofs off dwellings. The…

Nicaragua declares preventive alert as Tropical Storm Eta threatens
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Costa Rica
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Nicaragua declares preventive alert as Tropical Storm Eta threatens

AFP and The Tico Times - November 1, 2020

The president of Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega, declared on Saturday a preventive alert in the Caribbean and northern Pacific regions of the country in response to Tropical Storm…

Nicaragua to impose jail time for spreading what government deems ‘false news’
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Costa Rica
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Nicaragua to impose jail time for spreading what government deems ‘false news’

Blanca MOREL / AFP - October 28, 2020

The Nicaraguan congress approved on Tuesday a cybercrime law, baptized by the opposition as a "gag" law, which imposes jail time for people and entities that the…

‘Foreign agents’ bill advances in Nicaragua despite international rejection
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Costa Rica
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‘Foreign agents’ bill advances in Nicaragua despite international rejection

AFP - October 14, 2020

A commission of the Nicaraguan parliament deemed it favorable to approve in the coming days the bill for the Regulation of Foreign Agents, a much-criticized text with…

International rejection grows against project that threatens NGOs and journalists in Nicaragua
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Costa Rica
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International rejection grows against project that threatens NGOs and journalists in Nicaragua

Julia RIOS / AFP - September 27, 2020

International rejection against a bill considered threatening to journalists and human rights defenders in Nicaragua increased Friday with demands that President Daniel Ortega prevent it from being…

US says Ortega has become Somoza, the ‘dictator’ he opposed
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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US says Ortega has become Somoza, the ‘dictator’ he opposed

AFP - September 16, 2020

The United States on Tuesday accused Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega of becoming Anastasio Somoza, "the dictator he fought against" decades ago, by condemning what it defined as…

Pandemic causes hunger among Nicaraguan refugees in 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…

Nicaraguans stranded on the border with Costa Rica manage to enter their country
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguans stranded on the border with Costa Rica manage to enter their country

AFP - August 3, 2020

More than 100 Nicaraguans who were stranded for more than two weeks on the border with Costa Rica were able to return to their country Sunday. Permission…

Nicaraguans stranded on the border with Costa Rica will receive free COVID tests
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguans stranded on the border with Costa Rica will receive free COVID tests

AFP - July 31, 2020

Civil organizations and private companies in Costa Rica will arrange free coronavirus testing for the hundreds of Nicaraguans stranded on the border between the two countries, an…

International groups ask for return of Nicaraguans stranded at border
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Costa Rica
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International groups ask for return of Nicaraguans stranded at border

AFP - July 30, 2020

Political and humanitarian organizations on Wednesday advocated for aiding hundreds of Nicaraguans stranded at the border with Costa Rica and helping them enter their country. The Nicaraguan…