Friday 14 May 2021

Nicaraguans Applying For Refuge in Costa Rica Increased Significantly This Week

The crisis that Nicaraguans are living since April 18 and that has claimed over 165 lives since has resulted in an increase in the number of applications for refuge in Costa Rica by Nicaraguans fleeing the atrocities by the government of Daniel Ortega.

The lines at the immigration offices in La Uruca, San Jose, on Thursday

On Thursday, Costa Rica’s immigration service (Dirección de Migración y Extranjería) reported from than 500 applicants at its main offices in La Uruca, in San Jose. By Friday afternoon the number had grown to 936.

- Advertisement -

Many told the television cameras and reporters, they fled their country.

The number on Thursday was more than the 488 applications made during the first days of June. In May there were 88 applications, 24 in April.

The violence that broke out in Nicaragua – and to which President Daniel Ortega and his wife and vice-president Rosario Murillo are accused of – led to the ‘pinoleros’ requests for refuge in Costa Rica to surpass those of Venezuelans, who led the list until May.

- Advertisement -

Reports from the Peñas Blancas border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua say there is an increase in flow south (into Costa Rica), while very few are heading north (into Nicaragua.

* Pinolero(s) is a colloquial term for a Nicaraguan. Other colloquial references include Nica(s), Nicoya(s). Each of these terms are gender-neutral.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
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.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"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

Costa Rica offers “special category” to Venezuelans, Nicaraguans and Cubans

QCOSTARICA - The government created "a special temporary category" with the...

Rainy onslaught by Hurricane Eta batters Guanacaste

QCOSTARICA - The central Pacific, as well as Guanacaste and the...

MOST READ

New restrictions outrage hospital staff while business applauds “balance”

QCOSTARICA - The measures announced by the Government to reduce COVID-19 infections and hospital saturation unleashed a wave of reproaches, from one sector, and...

Customs to hold electronic auctions to sell unclaimed products

QCOSTARICA - The National Customs Service (Aduanas) will carry out the first electronic auctions of unclaimed merchandise through the Sistema Integrado de Compras Públicas...

Can scientists predict all of the ways the coronavirus will evolve?

Late last year, three distinct and fast-spreading coronavirus variants were observed in the UK, South Africa and Brazil. More recently, variants in India, the...

These are the new sanitary measures that will be applied in May

QCOSTARICA - At the press conference from Casa Presidencial that started more than 15 minutes this afternoon, the government announced new sanitary measures that...

College of Physicians proposes to apply 150,000 doses weekly; tighten vehicle restrictions

QCOSTARICA - Applying 150,000 doses per week of the covid-19 vaccine and establishing stricter vehicle restrictions temporarily, are the two main proposals of the...

Protesters tried to block roads, but Police prevented closures

QCOSTARICA - Small groups of protesters tried to block several routes in the country on Monday, but the Fuerza Publica (National Police) managed to...

Who are the richest entrepreneurs in the region?

QCOSTARICA - 2020 was marked as a complex year worldwide due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, the following are entrepreneurs who were not only...

Improvements begin at Quepos airport

QCOSTARICA - With the objective of boosting connectivity, regional tourism and the economic reactivation of the area, work started this Wednesday on the improvements...

Cuba Ready to Join WHO-Led COVAX Facility, Ambassador to China Says

Q24N   - Cuba is ready to join the COVAX vaccine-sharing mechanism led by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Latin American country's ambassador to...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

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.