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EU, US widen Nicaragua sanctions as Ortega begins new term

The United States and European Union broadened pressure on Nicaragua Monday with economic sanctions and travel bans as strongman Daniel Ortega began a fourth...

Nicaraguan opposition activist shot, critically wounded in Costa Rica

The leader of a group of opposition Nicaraguan exiles was shot and critically wounded in Costa Rica, family members and campaigners said.

Nicaragua’s under-fire Ortega seeking fourth term in a row

He was elected president in 1984 and ruled until 1990 when he was beaten by Chamorro, then returned to power in 2007. He has won two successive reelections.

Arrested opponents are ‘criminals,’ says Nicaragua’s Ortega

In raids that began on June 2, security and paramilitary forces have arrested five opposition presidential challengers as well as journalists, businessmen and a banker.

Human rights body demands protection of Nicaraguan opposition

All four are critics of Nicaragua's authoritarian President Daniel Ortega and have been detained in recent days in an expanding crackdown on dissenting voices.

Costa Rica pauses appointment of Ambassador to Nicaragua

Costa Rica's choice to interrupt the naming of its ambassador was decided Monday by the Governing Council.

Costa Rican Consulate in Nicaragua resumes visa appointments

Visa appointments had been suspended since March 2020 in context of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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.

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