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From Río San Juan to San José: A Nicaraguan refugee in Costa Rica tells his story
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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From Río San Juan to San José: A Nicaraguan refugee in Costa Rica tells his story

Jacob Spetzler - June 20, 2019

Nelson Jesus Zeas Paz was late, a consequence of the infamous San José traffic. When he arrived, he walked quickly toward the patio section of the cafe…

Ortega regime proposes massacre be investigated by Police, institutions and Porras Commission
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Ortega regime proposes massacre be investigated by Police, institutions and Porras Commission

LA PRENSA and The Tico Times - April 6, 2019

The proposal of Daniel Ortega's regime on the issue of justice for the victims of repression is to let the official Truth Commission, known as the Porras…

Nicaraguan ‘marathon protester’ escapes to Costa Rica after leaving prison
Latin America
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Latin America
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Nicaraguan ‘marathon protester’ escapes to Costa Rica after leaving prison

AFP and The Tico Times - March 15, 2019

Alex Vanegas, the 62-year-old Nicaraguan marathon runner who was jailed for nearly four months for supporting the protests against president Daniel Ortega, fled to Costa Rica shortly…

Prominent anti-Ortega journalist seeks refuge in Costa Rica
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Prominent anti-Ortega journalist seeks refuge in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - January 21, 2019

Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, a critic of Daniel Ortega's government, announced on Sunday that he has decided to leave Nicaragua and seek refuge in Costa Rica,…

Daniel Ortega’s regime has twice as many political prisoners as Nicolás Maduro’s
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega’s regime has twice as many political prisoners as Nicolás Maduro’s

Lucía Navas / La Prensa - November 20, 2018

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's dictatorship has proved to be more lethal against citizen protesters than Nicolás Maduro's in Venezuela, not only because it has caused more fatalities,…

Fleeing Nicaragua: Fight another day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fleeing Nicaragua: Fight another day

Alejandro Zúñiga and Alexander Villegas - October 28, 2018

La Cruz, Guanacaste — The message from Nicaraguan refugees to Costa Rica is a uniform one: thank you. Not all Ticos have greeted the asylum-seekers kindly. In mid-August,…

Fleeing Nicaragua: Joining forces against the government
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fleeing Nicaragua: Joining forces against the government

Alejandro Zúñiga and Alexander Villegas - October 27, 2018

Until 2011, Mayorga says he was a Sandinista, a supporter of the Nicaraguan democratic socialist political party that overthrew the Somoza dynasty in 1979. It wasn’t entirely…

Fleeing Nicaragua: The escape
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fleeing Nicaragua: The escape

Alejandro Zúñiga and Alexander Villegas - October 26, 2018

La Cruz, Guanacaste — It had all happened so quickly. Lesly Antonio Mayorga says that last December on the streets of Jinotega, Nicaragua, a man approached him…

Soy pico rojo: the new form of protest in Nicaragua
La Prensa
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La Prensa
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Soy pico rojo: the new form of protest in Nicaragua

La Prensa - October 23, 2018

Social media has been filled with photos of men and women wearing red lipstick as a way of protest Daniel Ortega's dictatorship. The protests in Nicaragua have…

Costa Rica grants asylum to Nicaraguan activist Alvaro Leiva
News
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News
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Costa Rica grants asylum to Nicaraguan activist Alvaro Leiva

AFP - October 18, 2018

Costa Rica granted the Nicaraguan human rights activist Alvaro Leiva political asylum last week. Leiva is the secretary of the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH), which…