Thursday 17 June 2021

Nicaraguan Cows Enter Costa Rica Illegally

COSTA RICA NEWS – The area around Upala on the northern border of Costa Rica has seen many migrations southward from Nicaragua but lately from 300 to 800 illegal cattle have been driven over the border and into country, according to authorities.

Usually it’s undocumented workers seeking jobs.

nicaraguan-cattle_19-141065Farmers in the neighboring country have felt the pinch of a drought and have decided that this country offered a market for the beasts. But the informal importation has a problem — if the influx were legal, the government could collect taxes and veterinarians could assure that the cattle carried no disease.

- Advertisement -

The Upala area is not blocked off from Nicaragua by the San Juan River and has 36 kilometers of shared border. Regional chief of National Animal Health for Upala, San Carlos, Los Chiles and Guatuso Elliut Herrera is aware of the problem which he outlined in a public meeting in Ciudad Quesada.

Juan Jose Andrade, general director of police, has asked his boss, Security Minister Celso Gamboa, to assign more personnel in that border area. It is a focal point not only for cattle traffic but other illegal smuggling and is a large area with few police.

Usually the cattle traffic goes the other way as rustlers take a few head over the border to sell in Nicaragua. The problem is that the cattle have no certification that they have been tested for tuberculosis, brucellosis and other diseases.

Salvador Castillo, president of the Cattleman’s Association of Nicaragua publicly noted a short time ago that many ranches in his country are without pasture during the current drought caused by the ocean phenomenon El Niño.

- Advertisement -

Most affected are ranches in Esteli, Leon and Boaco with the drought extending into the province of Chontales. But residents of the Upala area also report an increase in the number of horses from the water-starved areas.

Article by, reposted with permission

- Advertisement -

We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Informants assisted OIJ in corruption investigations, says the minister

QCOSTARICA - The investigation into alleged bribery of public officials in...


Fifth tropical wave precipitation will be heavier in the north of the country

QCOSTARICA - For this Wednesday, the arrival of the fifth tropical wave of the season is expected, thus reinforcing the rainy activity mainly to...

Nicaragua government assures that detainees violated one of the Ten Commandments

TODAY NICARAGUA – The vice president of Nicaragua and First Lady, Rosario Murillo, assured that those who feel persecuted are for the crimes they...

College of Physicians negotiates donation of a million and a half vaccines against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - This week there could be very good news for the country in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic if the College of...

Construction companies that paid alleged bribes would be disqualified for ten years

QCOSTARICA - If it is proven in a final judgment that they did pay bribes to Conavi officials, several companies could be disqualified from...

Opinion: Peru’s electoral drama is damaging democracy

Q REPORTS (DW) In Peru, the left-wing village school teacher Pedro Castillo has in all probability been elected the new president. The fact that...

Should the vaccination against covid-19 be opened?

QCOSTARICA - Six months after the start of vaccination against covid-19, will it be time to open the campaign to those who want to...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 15: 3 & 4 CANNOT circulate

Today, Tuesday, June 15, vehicles with plates ending 3 & 4 CANNOT circulate The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm,...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction: June 11, “EVENS”

Today, Friday, June 11, only EVENS can circulate. The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save for those under the...

COVID vaccines in the workplace: Can I ask who got their shots?

(DW) Jon works for the local government in the US state of Virginia. The 40-year-old received both his COVID shots in April. Most of...


Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.