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U.S. State Department drops ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory for Guatemala & Nicaragua, but not Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. State Department drops ‘Do Not Travel’ advisory for Guatemala & Nicaragua, but not Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 1, 2020

The United States this week lifted a warning to its citizens to avoid all travel to Nicaragua and Guatemala, but it kept its strictest advisory for Costa…

False information punishable by years in prison under proposed Nicaraguan law
Central America
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Central America
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False information punishable by years in prison under proposed Nicaraguan law

AFP - September 29, 2020

Deputies from Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's party on Monday proposed a law that would make spreading fake news on social media punishable by up to four years…

Managua airport resumes flights after coronavirus closure
Central America
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Central America
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Managua airport resumes flights after coronavirus closure

AFP - September 21, 2020

Managua's international airport on Saturday received its first commercial flight almost six months after airlines suspended routes as a precaution during the Covid-19 pandemic, local media reported.…

Canada helps protect vulnerable sectors in Central America against pandemic
Canada
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Canada
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Canada helps protect vulnerable sectors in Central America against pandemic

AFP - September 18, 2020

Canada has allocated more than half a million dollars in aid to combat Covid-19 in vulnerable sectors of Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica, in the face of…

Independence torch travels through Costa Rica
Independence Day
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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
Costa Rica
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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,…

Pandemic causes hunger among Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Pandemic causes hunger among Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - August 28, 2020

Tens of thousands of Nicaraguan refugees in neighboring Costa Rica are going hungry and eat only once or twice a day, the UN refugee agency warned Friday. According to the…

What we can learn from Costa Rica’s embrace of migrants
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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What we can learn from Costa Rica’s embrace of migrants

Katherine Stanley Obando / Yes! Magazine - July 25, 2020

With darkness closing in around her in April 2018, Elizabeth, a 27-year-old Nicaraguan law student, clutched her 1-year-old baby in her arms as she waded through a…

US slaps sanctions on son of Nicaragua president
Latin America
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Latin America
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US slaps sanctions on son of Nicaragua president

AFP - July 17, 2020

The United States on Friday slapped sanctions on another son of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, accusing him of using a public relations firm to spread propaganda. Juan…

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