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Nicaraguan migrants prevented from entering their country due to health measures
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguan migrants prevented from entering their country due to health measures

AFP and The Tico Times - July 24, 2020

Nicaraguan authorities prevented the entry of more than 500 of their own citizens, leaving them stranded on the border with Costa Rica, human rights organizations reported Thursday.…

Fired for criticizing government’s response to pandemic, Nicaraguan doctors remain on the front line
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Fired for criticizing government’s response to pandemic, Nicaraguan doctors remain on the front line

AFP and The Tico Times - July 3, 2020

Unemployed and emotionally worn, Nicaraguan doctors fired from the public health system for criticizing the government's handling of the pandemic remain on the front lines, fighting COVID-19…

Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan ex-guerrilla “Commander Zero,” has died
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Costa Rica
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Edén Pastora, Nicaraguan ex-guerrilla “Commander Zero,” has died

Julia RIOS / AFP - June 16, 2020

The Nicaraguan ex-guerrilla Edén Pastora, known as "Comandante Cero," died of a heart attack at 83 while he was hospitalized, his relatives reported Tuesday. Pastora died in…

Nicaraguan migration and COVID-19, explained
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguan migration and COVID-19, explained

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 12, 2020

The second pandemic wave in Costa Rica has struck the Northern Zone, where vulnerable populations have become the country’s new coronavirus epicenter.  Dozens of cases have emerged…

Nicaragua doctors fired for criticizing government over COVID-19
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaragua doctors fired for criticizing government over COVID-19

AFP - June 11, 2020

At least eight doctors working for Nicaragua's public health system were sacked on Tuesday for criticizing President Daniel Ortega's government for a slow response to the coronavirus…

Nicaraguan doctors criticize government secrecy about pandemic
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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.…

Nicaraguan government reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 infections, still far below independent counts
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguan government reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 infections, still far below independent counts

AFP and The Tico Times - June 3, 2020

The Nicaraguan government reported on Tuesday a weekly increase of 359 new coronavirus cases and 11 more deaths, according to a report from the Health Ministry. That brings…

Costa Rica and Nicaragua restore border crossing to cargo transportation after blockade
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica and Nicaragua restore border crossing to cargo transportation after blockade

AFP and The Tico Times - June 2, 2020

Costa Rica and Nicaragua announced the reopening of their border to cargo transportation, which had been blocked for almost three weeks by by measures and protests related…

Central American truck drivers caught on the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border due to pandemic
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Central American truck drivers caught on the Nicaragua-Costa Rica border due to pandemic

AFP and The Tico Times - May 29, 2020

Under sun and rain, poorly fed and needing to buy water to drink or bathe, Central American cargo truckers have spent days on the border between Nicaragua…

Health restrictions in Costa Rica cause tension on border with Nicaragua
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Costa Rica
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Health restrictions in Costa Rica cause tension on border with Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - May 28, 2020

Thousands of Nicaraguan truckers blocked the country's southern border on Wednesday, in retaliation for the health restrictions imposed by Costa Rica on cargo transportation during the coronavirus…