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Nicaraguans in Costa Rica ask UNHCR for support
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Nicaraguans in Costa Rica ask UNHCR for support

AFP - January 22, 2021

Nicaraguans who fled the government of Daniel Ortega to request asylum in Costa Rica are requesting support from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for medical…

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

AFP - November 25, 2020

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…

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

AFP and The Tico Times - November 13, 2020

Costa Rica on Thursday announced a new migration category that will allow asylum seekers from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela whose request was rejected to remain in the…

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…

Costa Rica land border crossings blocked by wave of protests
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica land border crossings blocked by wave of protests

AFP and The Tico Times - October 8, 2020

The main border crossings of Costa Rica were again blocked Thursday amid a wave of protests that the country is experiencing against the negotiation of an agreement…

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

Independence torch travels through Costa Rica
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Independence Day
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Independence torch travels through Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 14, 2020

The Central American independence torch arrived in Costa Rica on Sunday morning. In a small ceremony at the Peñas Blancas border post, Education Minister Guiselle Cruz Maduro…

Costa Rican foundation denounces cyberattacks by Nicaraguan officials
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican foundation denounces cyberattacks by Nicaraguan officials

AFP - September 8, 2020

The foundation of former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias on Monday denounced cyberattacks on its social networks and attributed them to groups related to the Nicaraguan leader,…

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