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Pandemic causes hunger among Nicaraguan refugees in 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
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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…

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

Nicaraguan migration and COVID-19, explained
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguan migration and COVID-19, explained

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 12, 2020

The second pandemic wave in Costa Rica has struck the Northern Zone, where vulnerable populations have become the country’s new coronavirus epicenter.  Dozens of cases have emerged…

Nicaragua doctors fired for criticizing government over COVID-19
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaragua doctors fired for criticizing government over COVID-19

AFP - June 11, 2020

At least eight doctors working for Nicaragua's public health system were sacked on Tuesday for criticizing President Daniel Ortega's government for a slow response to the coronavirus…

Nicaraguan doctors criticize government secrecy about pandemic
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Nicaraguan doctors criticize government secrecy about pandemic

AFP and The Tico Times - June 8, 2020

Nicaraguan medical associations criticized the "unfair secrecy policy" from the Daniel Ortega government in the midst of the country's "biggest health crisis" due to the COVID-19 pandemic.…

Nicaraguan government reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 infections, still far below independent counts
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguan government reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 infections, still far below independent counts

AFP and The Tico Times - June 3, 2020

The Nicaraguan government reported on Tuesday a weekly increase of 359 new coronavirus cases and 11 more deaths, according to a report from the Health Ministry. That brings…

Under-fire Nicaragua reports significant rise in COVID-19 cases
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Under-fire Nicaragua reports significant rise in COVID-19 cases

AFP - May 27, 2020

Nicaragua, criticized by its Central American neighbors for doing little to halt the spread of the coronavirus, on Tuesday reported a significant rise in COVID-19 deaths and…

Nicaragua breaches obligation to report coronavirus cases and deaths, PAHO says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaragua breaches obligation to report coronavirus cases and deaths, PAHO says

AFP and The Tico Times - May 20, 2020

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said Tuesday that Nicaragua has breached its obligation to report cases and deaths from COVID-19, and argued that a proper response…

Honduras and Costa Rica take measures to stop the entry of Nicaraguans
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Costa Rica
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Honduras and Costa Rica take measures to stop the entry of Nicaraguans

Noe Leiva / AFP and The Tico Times - May 16, 2020

Two policemen and a military officer escort a pair of young men off their horses near the shores of the Guasaule River. It's part of their mission to…