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Costa Rica, Nicaragua tensions flare over death near border
Central America
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Central America
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Costa Rica, Nicaragua tensions flare over death near border

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 20, 2019

The governments of Costa Rica and Nicaragua are engaged in a diplomatic spat following the Aug. 12 death of Henry Ruiz López in northern Costa Rica. The…

Costa Rican-Nicaraguan journalist wins international award for courage
Central America
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Central America
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Costa Rican-Nicaraguan journalist wins international award for courage

AFP and The Tico Times - July 10, 2019

Nicaraguan journalist Lucía Pineda, who spent almost six months in prison for her criticisms of the government of Daniel Ortega, has won the International Courage in Journalism…

Costa Rica recognizes ‘sacrifice and dignity’ of freed journalist Lucía Pineda Ubáu
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica recognizes ‘sacrifice and dignity’ of freed journalist Lucía Pineda Ubáu

Martha Vásquez Larios / La Prensa - June 17, 2019

The Foreign Minister of Costa Rica, Manuel Ventura Robles, acknowledged the work and sacrifice of journalist Lucía Pineda Ubáu, who spent 172 days illegally and unjustly imprisoned…

More than 60,000 people flee Nicaragua crisis: UN
Central America
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Central America
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More than 60,000 people flee Nicaragua crisis: UN

AFP - April 16, 2019

More than 60,000 people have fled the crisis in Nicaragua over the past year, the UN said Tuesday, with neighboring Costa Rica bearing the brunt of the…

Independence torch travels through a fractured Central America
Independence Day
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Independence Day
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Independence torch travels through a fractured Central America

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga - September 15, 2018

Dozens of people waited for the independence torch in Peñas Blancas, the Costa Rican town on the border with Nicaragua. There, the two countries are divided by…

Costa Rica has unfair advantage in maritime delimitation claim, says Nicaragua
Border dispute
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Border dispute
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Costa Rica has unfair advantage in maritime delimitation claim, says Nicaragua

L. Arias - July 4, 2017

Costa Rica opened the oral proceedings of its case against Nicaragua before The Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Monday by describing Nicaragua's border claims as…

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…

Costa Rica submits arguments against Nicaragua in $6.7 million environmental damage complaint
Border dispute
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Border dispute
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Costa Rica submits arguments against Nicaragua in $6.7 million environmental damage complaint

L. Arias - April 3, 2017

Costa Rica submitted a document on Monday to the International Court of Justice at The Hague that lay out the arguments underpinning the $6.7 million bill the country sent…

Costa Rica sues Nicaragua over military camp near border
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica sues Nicaragua over military camp near border

L. Arias - January 16, 2017

Costa Rica filed a new complaint against Nicaragua before International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague on Monday, denouncing the presence of a military camp from…

Costa Rica extends deadline to settle payment with Nicaragua for environmental damage
Border dispute
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Border dispute
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Costa Rica extends deadline to settle payment with Nicaragua for environmental damage

L. Arias - December 17, 2016

Last year, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague gave Nicaragua one year – until Dec. 15, 2016 – to compensate Costa Rica for environmental damage…

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