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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…

Central America hopes to resume climate agenda with Biden, Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister says
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Central America hopes to resume climate agenda with Biden, Costa Rica’s Foreign Minister says

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - December 15, 2020

Central American countries hope to resume environmental talks in their relations with the United States when Joe Biden takes office, says Costa Rican Foreign Minister Rodolfo Solano.…

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

Back-to-back hurricanes exacerbate poverty in Nicaragua
Central America
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Back-to-back hurricanes exacerbate poverty in Nicaragua

Julia RIOS / AFP - November 23, 2020

The North Caribbean, one of the poorest regions of Nicaragua, is mired in uncertainty and despair after the double blow of hurricanes Eta and Iota, which sowed…

Central American states count cost of Iota amid search for bodies
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Central American states count cost of Iota amid search for bodies

Julia RIOS / AFP - November 20, 2020

Rescue workers dug through mounds of thick mud Thursday in the grim search for bodies as Central American countries began to count the cost of Hurricane Iota,…

Iota leaves 38 dead after tearing through Central America
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Iota leaves 38 dead after tearing through Central America

AFP bureaus - November 19, 2020

Iota's death toll rose to 38 on Wednesday after the year's biggest Atlantic storm unleashed mudslides, tore apart buildings and left thousands homeless across Central America, revisiting…

Iota dissipates over El Salvador after leaving wave of deaths in Central America
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Iota dissipates over El Salvador after leaving wave of deaths in Central America

Carlos Mario MARQUEZ / AFP - November 18, 2020

Central American countries began to see an improvement in the weather on Wednesday after suffering the violent impact of cyclone Iota, which dissipated over El Salvador after…

Tropical Storm Iota reaches Honduras; cyclone has killed at least eight
Central America
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Tropical Storm Iota reaches Honduras; cyclone has killed at least eight

Noe LEIVA and Julia RIOS / AFP - November 18, 2020

Iota arrived in Honduras on Tuesday as a tropical storm after leaving eight dead and causing extensive damage in Nicaragua, where thousands of people were cut off…

Hurricane Iota’s landfall was just 15 miles from Hurricane Eta’s
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Hurricane Iota’s landfall was just 15 miles from Hurricane Eta’s

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 17, 2020

Hurricane Iota’s landfall location was just 15 miles (25 km) south of where Hurricane Eta made landfall just two weeks earlier, according to the National Hurricane Center.…

Hurricane Iota tears through Central America after Nicaragua landfall
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Hurricane Iota tears through Central America after Nicaragua landfall

Julia RIOS / AFP - November 17, 2020

Hurricane Iota was barreling through Central America on Tuesday, hours after making landfall as the strongest Atlantic storm this year along a stretch of Nicaraguan coast devastated…