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

Costa Rican-Nicaraguan journalist wins international award for courage
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…

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…

Nicaraguans gather in Costa Rica to celebrate release of political prisoners
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguans gather in Costa Rica to celebrate release of political prisoners

Jacob Spetzler - June 12, 2019

Sounds of drums, cheering, and the the flash of blue and white permeated the Plaza de Democracia on Tuesday as about 100 people celebrated the release of…

In San José, Nicaraguans march in memory and call for justice
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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In San José, Nicaraguans march in memory and call for justice

Jacob Spetzler - May 31, 2019

A blue wave of demonstrators dressed in Nicaragua's national colors made its way from the Nicaraguan Embassy to the University of Costa Rica campus on Thursday to…

Freed Nicaraguan prisoner tells of torture
Central America
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Central America
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Freed Nicaraguan prisoner tells of torture

AFP - April 23, 2019

One Nicaraguan guard pinned his hand to a table with his knee while another ripped out a nail with a pair of pliers. Opposition supporter Lenin Rojas,…

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