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NGO reveals serious torture and sexual abuse of prisoners in Nicaragua
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NGO reveals serious torture and sexual abuse of prisoners in Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - December 11, 2019

Nicaraguan opponents jailed for protesting against President Daniel Ortega suffer torture and sexual abuse at the hands of their jailers, revealed an NGO report released Tuesday in…

United Nations asks Costa Rica to expedite procedures for refugee requests
Central America
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Central America
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United Nations asks Costa Rica to expedite procedures for refugee requests

AFP - December 5, 2019

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, urged Costa Rica on Thursday to expedite the processing of refugee requests at a time when thousands…

Journalist critical of Daniel Ortega returns to Nicaragua after exile in Costa Rica
Central America
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Central America
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Journalist critical of Daniel Ortega returns to Nicaragua after exile in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - November 25, 2019

Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, a critic of the government of Daniel Ortega, returned Monday to Managua from his exile in Costa Rica, where he had moved…

UN calls on Nicaragua to end repression after church siege draws international attention
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Central America
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UN calls on Nicaragua to end repression after church siege draws international attention

Blanca Morel / AFP - November 21, 2019

Opposition protesters holding a hunger strike inside Managua's Catholic Cathedral and the pro-government supporters opposing them ended a standoff Tuesday, as the UN called on President Daniel…

NGOs and others denounce repressive wave against Ortega adversaries in Nicaragua
Central America
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Central America
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NGOs and others denounce repressive wave against Ortega adversaries in Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - September 14, 2019

Nicaragua is experiencing a repressive wave with extrajudicial executions and actions to intimidate the opponents of the government of the socialist Daniel Ortega, activists and opposition leaders…

Experts accuse Nicaragua of ‘cover-up’ after military incursion into Costa Rica
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Central America
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Experts accuse Nicaragua of ‘cover-up’ after military incursion into Costa Rica

Leonor Álvarez / La Prensa - August 29, 2019

The Tico Times partners with La Prensa to translate their stories and amplify them to our English-speaking readers who want to stay informed.  *** Critics are accusing…

Costa Rica issues ‘strong and resounding’ protest against Nicaraguan military incursion
Central America
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Central America
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Costa Rica issues ‘strong and resounding’ protest against Nicaraguan military incursion

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 27, 2019

The Government of Costa Rica on Tuesday issued a "most energetic and resounding protest" after six uniformed Nicaraguan military pursued and killed a civilian in Costa Rican…

Costa Rica sends forces to Nicaraguan border after apparent military incursion
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica sends forces to Nicaraguan border after apparent military incursion

AFP and The Tico Times - August 27, 2019

Costa Rica placed personnel from its National Police near the border with Nicaragua following reports of a raid by that country's military that killed one person, Public…

Costa Rica, Nicaragua tensions flare over death near border
Central America
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Central America
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Costa Rica, Nicaragua tensions flare over death near border

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 20, 2019

The governments of Costa Rica and Nicaragua are engaged in a diplomatic spat following the Aug. 12 death of Henry Ruiz López in northern Costa Rica. The…

El Avión: A restaurant in plane site
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El Avión: A restaurant in plane site

Robert Isenberg - August 13, 2019

This story was first published in 2015.  The Fairchild C-123 in Manuel Antonio is shocking on many levels: The first thing you notice is that the nose…

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