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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.…

From Río San Juan to San José: A Nicaraguan refugee in Costa Rica tells his story (Part 2)
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 (Part 2)

Jacob Spetzler - June 22, 2019

Nelson Jesus Zeas Paz, 25, is one of the 55,000 Nicaraguan refugees and exiles who have fled to Costa Rica.  In Part 1 of this story, he…

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…

Costa Rica concerned over Nicaraguan action at Isla Portillos
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica concerned over Nicaraguan action at Isla Portillos

AFP and The Tico Times - December 14, 2018

Costa Rica on Thursday expressed its reservations in regards to a Nicaraguan project to create a wildlife refuge within the border territory of Isla Portillos, which has…

Costa Rica, Nicaragua to face off again at The Hague in new border dispute
Border dispute
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Border dispute
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Costa Rica, Nicaragua to face off again at The Hague in new border dispute

L. Arias - June 29, 2017

Costa Rica and Nicaragua are now set to begin a new chapter in their epic border disputes before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague. Legal…

Las Tablillas blues: Costa Rica chases unauthorized immigrants along new border crossing
Crime
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Crime
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Las Tablillas blues: Costa Rica chases unauthorized immigrants along new border crossing

The Tico Times - May 14, 2015

LAS TABLILLAS, Alajuela -- A mango tree grows out of the border. You can tell it’s the border because strands of barbed wire stretch right through the…

New Costa Rica-Nicaragua border crossing to open this weekend
Business
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Business
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New Costa Rica-Nicaragua border crossing to open this weekend

The Tico Times - May 1, 2015

LAS TABLILLAS, Alajuela — Until recently, Las Tablillas hasn’t looked like much. There’s a lonesome highway, some scattered buildings, and a police checkpoint, where a group of…

Costa Rica concerned by Nicaragua’s interest in boosting its military, says minister
Border dispute
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Border dispute
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Costa Rica concerned by Nicaragua’s interest in boosting its military, says minister

L. Arias - September 5, 2014

Costa Rica's Foreign Minister Manuel González Sanz on Thursday expressed concern over the country's chilly relations with the Sandinista administration of Daniel Ortega to the north. González spoke about Costa…

Nicaragua files final arguments in world court case against Costa Rica
Latin America
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Latin America
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Nicaragua files final arguments in world court case against Costa Rica

L. Arias - August 4, 2014

Nicaraguan officials on Monday appeared before the International Court of Justice in The Hague to file a last response in the case against Costa Rica for alleged environmental damage caused…

Costa Rican environmental inspectors briefly detained after inadvertently wandering into Nicaraguan territory
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rican environmental inspectors briefly detained after inadvertently wandering into Nicaraguan territory

L. Arias - July 30, 2014

Six members of Costa Rica’s administrative Environment Tribunal (TAA) on Tuesday were intercepted in Nicaraguan territory by officers of the Nicaraguan Army, after they wandered off-course during inspections of…