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

Costa Rican-Nicaraguan journalist wins international award for courage
Central America
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Central America
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Costa Rican-Nicaraguan journalist wins international award for courage

AFP and The Tico Times - July 10, 2019

Nicaraguan journalist Lucía Pineda, who spent almost six months in prison for her criticisms of the government of Daniel Ortega, has won the International Courage in Journalism…

Costa Rica will deport Islamic State suspects to Egypt, Iraq
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica will deport Islamic State suspects to Egypt, Iraq

AFP - June 28, 2019

Costa Rica said Thursday that it will deport four suspected members of the Islamic State group after they were arrested in neighboring Nicaragua and handed over to…

From Río San Juan to San José: A Nicaraguan refugee in Costa Rica tells his story (Part 2)
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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From Río San Juan to San José: A Nicaraguan refugee in Costa Rica tells his story (Part 2)

Jacob Spetzler - June 22, 2019

Nelson Jesus Zeas Paz, 25, is one of the 55,000 Nicaraguan refugees and exiles who have fled to Costa Rica.  In Part 1 of this story, he…

From Río San Juan to San José: A Nicaraguan refugee in Costa Rica tells his story
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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From Río San Juan to San José: A Nicaraguan refugee in Costa Rica tells his story

Jacob Spetzler - June 20, 2019

Nelson Jesus Zeas Paz was late, a consequence of the infamous San José traffic. When he arrived, he walked quickly toward the patio section of the cafe…

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