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US says Ortega has become Somoza, the ‘dictator’ he opposed
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US says Ortega has become Somoza, the ‘dictator’ he opposed

AFP - September 16, 2020

The United States on Tuesday accused Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega of becoming Anastasio Somoza, "the dictator he fought against" decades ago, by condemning what it defined as…

Nicaraguans stranded on the border with Costa Rica manage to enter their country
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguans stranded on the border with Costa Rica manage to enter their country

AFP - August 3, 2020

More than 100 Nicaraguans who were stranded for more than two weeks on the border with Costa Rica were able to return to their country Sunday. Permission…

Nicaraguans stranded on the border with Costa Rica will receive free COVID tests
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguans stranded on the border with Costa Rica will receive free COVID tests

AFP - July 31, 2020

Civil organizations and private companies in Costa Rica will arrange free coronavirus testing for the hundreds of Nicaraguans stranded on the border between the two countries, an…

International groups ask for return of Nicaraguans stranded at border
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Costa Rica
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International groups ask for return of Nicaraguans stranded at border

AFP - July 30, 2020

Political and humanitarian organizations on Wednesday advocated for aiding hundreds of Nicaraguans stranded at the border with Costa Rica and helping them enter their country. The Nicaraguan…

Nicaraguan migrants prevented from entering their country due to health measures
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Nicaraguan migrants prevented from entering their country due to health measures

AFP and The Tico Times - July 24, 2020

Nicaraguan authorities prevented the entry of more than 500 of their own citizens, leaving them stranded on the border with Costa Rica, human rights organizations reported Thursday.…

Authorities inspect 49 agriculture companies in Northern Zone, close 9
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Costa Rica
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Authorities inspect 49 agriculture companies in Northern Zone, close 9

AFP and The Tico Times - June 18, 2020

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) closed eight agriculture companies in Costa Rica's Northern Zone after inspections determined they were operating without the necessary health permits. A ninth…

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

Julia RIOS / AFP - June 16, 2020

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. Pastora died in…

Costa Rica tightens controls in the agricultural sector due to coronavirus
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica tightens controls in the agricultural sector due to coronavirus

AFP and The Tico Times - June 11, 2020

Costa Rican authorities announced Wednesday a "health intervention" for agricultural companies and food packers, especially near the border area with Nicaragua, in order to control the COVID-19…

US says spread of COVID-19 in Nicaragua exceeds official figures
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Latin America
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US says spread of COVID-19 in Nicaragua exceeds official figures

The Tico Times - May 11, 2020

The head of US diplomacy for Latin America, Michael Kozak, said Monday that there are several credible reports that the spread of the coronavirus in Nicaragua is…

Costa Rica installs airfield on border with Nicaragua to reinforce coronavirus surveillance
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica installs airfield on border with Nicaragua to reinforce coronavirus surveillance

AFP and The Tico Times - April 13, 2020

Costa Rica installed an airfield in its northern zone to control the passage of people across the border with Nicaragua, a country that has not adopted measures…