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

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.

Remembering La Penca, 36 years later

To honor the victims on the 30th anniversary of the bombing, and to renew calls for an end to impunity in the case, The Tico Times has compiled a series of stories as told by victims, journalists, investigators and others affected in the aftermath.

Remembering La Penca, 35 years later

To honor the victims on the 30th anniversary of the bombing, and to renew calls for an end to impunity in the case, The Tico Times has compiled a series of stories as told by victims, journalists, investigators and others affected in the aftermath.

International Court of Justice to rule on Costa Rica-Nicaragua border dispute on Dec. 16

The Hague-based International Court of Justice on Friday reported that it will issue a final ruling Dec. 16 on the joined cases raised by Costa Rica and Nicaragua over a series of disputes along the two countries' border.

Damaged wetlands recovering along Costa Rica-Nicaragua border

Costa Rican officials reported Monday that wetlands near the Nicaraguan border are recovering after suffering damages from dredging work carried out by Nicaragua in disputed territory.

Costa Rica asks international court to prevent further occupations from Nicaragua

Costa Rica's lawyers at The Hague said that Nicaragua had changed its position on numerous occasions throughout the case.

Nicaragua’s Pastora calls Costa Rica’s latest accusations ‘a bunch of lies’ aimed at boosting President Solís’ image

Former guerrilla leader Edén Pastora, the Nicaraguan government's point man for the ongoing dredging of the Río San Juan, on Tuesday evening called accusations by Costa Rican officials that Nicaraguan workers had violated Tico sovereignty "lies."

VIDEO: Costa Rican officials present new evidence of alleged damage to its territory by Nicaraguan workers

Costa Rican officials on Tuesday afternoon shared with members of the press photo and video evidence of Nicaraguan workers allegedly using chainsaws to remove trees in Costa Rican territory, near the two countries' border. The images, made public by Costa Rica's ministers of foreign relations and public security, Manuel González and Celso Gamboa, respectively, also show a dredging boat on the Río San Juan that – according to González – is eroding the riverbank on Costa Rica's side of the border.

Nicaragua claims ‘cleaning’ of the Río San Juan follows world court order

Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister Samuel Santos on Saturday told media from his country that crews are working to "provide maintenance" to the Río San Juan because the International Court of Justice reiterated that the border river belongs to Nicaraguan and the court “recommended and practically demanded that we take proper care of it and maintain it."

Costa Rica adds yet another claim to ongoing border dispute with Nicaragua

Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister Manuel González on Thursday sent a formal protest note after confirming evidence of logging on Costa Rican land by Nicaraguans traveling on the Río San Juan, a natural border between the two countries.

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