Fleeing Nicaragua: Joining forces against the government
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fleeing Nicaragua: Joining forces against the government

Alejandro Zúñiga and Alexander Villegas - October 27, 2018

Until 2011, Mayorga says he was a Sandinista, a supporter of the Nicaraguan democratic socialist political party that overthrew the Somoza dynasty in 1979. It wasn’t entirely…

Fleeing Nicaragua: The escape
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Fleeing Nicaragua: The escape

Alejandro Zúñiga and Alexander Villegas - October 26, 2018

La Cruz, Guanacaste — It had all happened so quickly. Lesly Antonio Mayorga says that last December on the streets of Jinotega, Nicaragua, a man approached him…

Soy pico rojo: the new form of protest in Nicaragua
La Prensa
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La Prensa
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Soy pico rojo: the new form of protest in Nicaragua

La Prensa - October 23, 2018

Social media has been filled with photos of men and women wearing red lipstick as a way of protest Daniel Ortega's dictatorship. The protests in Nicaragua have…

Costa Rica grants asylum to Nicaraguan activist Alvaro Leiva
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News
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Costa Rica grants asylum to Nicaraguan activist Alvaro Leiva

AFP - October 18, 2018

Costa Rica granted the Nicaraguan human rights activist Alvaro Leiva political asylum last week. Leiva is the secretary of the Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH), which…

Free press accuses Daniel Ortega’s dictatorship of wanting to impose a reign of silence
La Prensa
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La Prensa
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Free press accuses Daniel Ortega’s dictatorship of wanting to impose a reign of silence

La Prensa / Leonor Álvarez - September 17, 2018

On Saturday, Sept. 8, while reporters around the world were celebrating the International Day of Solidarity of Journalists, reporters, and directors of independent media organizations in Nicaragua…

Nicaragua expels UN human rights mission
Latin America
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Latin America
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Nicaragua expels UN human rights mission

Julia Rios / AFP - September 1, 2018

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's government expelled a United Nations human rights mission two days after it published a report criticizing the "climate of fear" in the Central…

Ortega will ask Costa Rica to hand over refugees
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Ortega will ask Costa Rica to hand over refugees

AFP and The Tico Times - August 30, 2018

Daniel Ortega said on Wednesday that he’ll ask Costa Rica to hand over Nicaraguan refugees that committed crimes during protests and political crisis in Nicaragua. Costa Rica…

San José’s little Nicaragua: La Merced Park after hate
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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San José’s little Nicaragua: La Merced Park after hate

Yamlek Mojica - August 29, 2018

La Merced Park has been a meeting center for Nicaraguan migrants for decades. Then it was abruptly hit by a xenophobic group marching against immigration last week.…

“I was rotting in El Chipote,” university student Bayardo Siles talks about his days in jail
La Prensa
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La Prensa
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“I was rotting in El Chipote,” university student Bayardo Siles talks about his days in jail

La Prensa / Luis Eduardo Martínez M. - August 28, 2018

Before fleeing Nicaragua, Bayardo José Siles Rodríguez, a university student and human rights activist from Matagalpa, was illegally locked up in prisons across three departments for ten…

Ticos and Nicas march united against xenophobia and discrimination
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Ticos and Nicas march united against xenophobia and discrimination

AFP and Tico Times - August 26, 2018

About one thousand Costa Ricans and Nicaraguans marched in San José this Saturday against xenophobia and in support of migrants escaping violence in Nicaragua. The march was…