Four Nicaraguan police officers killed near the border with Costa Rica
Central America
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Central America
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Four Nicaraguan police officers killed near the border with Costa Rica

Alexander Villegas - January 18, 2019

Nicaraguan police said four of the country's police officers were killed near the border with Costa Rica on Thursday at 4 p.m. Nicaraguan officials claim that the…

Music and migration: The struggles of Ceshia Ubau
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Music and migration: The struggles of Ceshia Ubau

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga - January 6, 2019

When Ceshia Ubau began her musical career in Nicaragua, she knew one day she would leave the country. She’d take advantage of the first opportunity, a scholarship…

Nicaraguan-Costa Rican journalist Lucía Pineda jailed and accused of inciting terrorism in Nicaragua
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Nicaraguan-Costa Rican journalist Lucía Pineda jailed and accused of inciting terrorism in Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - December 25, 2018

Lucía Pineda, news director at the now-closed 100% Noticias in Nicaragua has been accused and arrested on terrorism charges against Daniel Ortega’s government. The Nicaraguan government released…

Carlos Fernando Chamorro, a journalist who fights Ortega’s regime in Nicaragua
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Carlos Fernando Chamorro, a journalist who fights Ortega’s regime in Nicaragua

Denis Rousseau and Julia Ríos / AFP; Translated by The Tico Times - December 23, 2018

Nicaraguan journalist Carlos Fernando Chamorro, who has covered corruption for more than a decade, faces the wrath of the government whose police raided and occupied the offices…

Nicaragua expels international human rights missions
Central America
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Central America
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Nicaragua expels international human rights missions

Julia Rios / AFP - December 20, 2018

The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega expelled two expert missions from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Wednesday, accusing them of meddling and bias in evaluating…

Nicaraguans in Costa Rica protest against Ortega at border
immigration
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immigration
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Nicaraguans in Costa Rica protest against Ortega at border

AFP and The Tico Times - December 17, 2018

Hundreds of Nicaraguan asylees in Costa Rica protested this Sunday in the border town of La Cruz against their president, Daniel Ortega, demanding that he stop the…

US sanctions Nicaraguan first lady over abuses
News
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News
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US sanctions Nicaraguan first lady over abuses

AFP - November 28, 2018

The US imposed sanctions Tuesday on Nicaragua's vice president and first lady Rosario Murillo, the Treasury Department said, as part of a crackdown on corruption and human…

Expelled Nicaraguan activist denounces persecution of feminists
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Expelled Nicaraguan activist denounces persecution of feminists

AFP / The Tico Times - November 28, 2018

The Nicaraguan-Costa Rican activist Ana Quirós, who has been expelled from Nicaragua, denounced on Tuesday that there is persecution against the feminist movement because of her opposition…

Costa Rican immigration officials detained, released by Nicaragua
News
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News
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Costa Rican immigration officials detained, released by Nicaragua

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 20, 2018

A potentially tense international situation was resolved amicably Monday evening after two Costa Rican Immigration Administration officials were apparently detained by the Nicaraguan army. According to Costa…

Human rights defender Alvaro Leiva: ‘There is a permanent darkness in Nicaragua’
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Human rights defender Alvaro Leiva: ‘There is a permanent darkness in Nicaragua’

Katherine Stanley - October 19, 2018

When Alvaro Leiva took the stage at a recent fundraiser for Nicaraguan refugees and immigrants in Costa Rica, all eyes were on the short man in the…