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Semana Santa Celebrated in Nicaragua with Colorful Traditions

Semana Santa, or Easter Holy Week, in Nicaragua is a week of colorful religious tradition, tourism and partying. Most people get vacation days  making for...

Costa Rica, UN announce insurance benefits for more migrants

Costa Rica and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced Thursday an agreement that will provide health insurance to 10,000 refugees by the end of the year. 

Nicaraguans in Costa Rica ask UNHCR for support

The UNHCR office in San José said that the Covid-19 pandemic has aggravated conditions of vulnerability.

Costa Rica will offer ‘safe entry’ to Nicaraguans seeking asylum

Costa Rica will try to improve protections for thousands of Nicaraguans who request asylum or refuge in the country through an initiative supported by the UN and the European Union.

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

To qualify for the new status, the applicant must show that her refugee claim was denied and that he or she has no criminal record.

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

Critics say the law is will further a climate of repression that has existed in Nicaragua since the 2018 anti-government protests.

‘Foreign agents’ bill advances in Nicaragua despite international rejection

Nicaragua will hold presidential and legislative elections in 2021. The ruling Sandinista Front (FSLN) of President Ortega will seek his third successive re-election since 2007.

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

Pompeo questioned what he defined as intensified attack against political opponents and independent media in Nicaragua

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

Pompeo questioned what he defined as intensified attack against political opponents and independent media in Nicaragua

Pandemic causes hunger among Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica

The agency estimates that 63 percent of Nicaraguan refugees living in Costa Rica can only eat twice a day.
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