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CCSS testing center at the border with Nicaragua shot at

(QCOSTARICA) The headquarters of the Phytosanitary service of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), at the Peñas Blancas border with Nicaragua was attacked on Wednesday night, while personnel carried out COVID-19 screening. The event occurred at 6:48 pm when five officials from the health...

Undocumented Nicaraguans continue to search for blind spots on the border

The coronavirus pandemic has created challenges for Costa Rican authorities in controlling the 309 kilometer long north border, as undocumented Nicaraguans continue to seek out blind spots in security. Security Minister Michael Soto confirmed that extraordinary efforts are being made to comply with the measures...

Costa Rica reinforces security at the northern border with Nicaragua

Costa Rican authorities reinforced aerial, maritime and land surveillance on the northern border with Nicaragua, to prevent the entry of non-resident foreigners from the neighboring country. This measure is part of the actions to closed borders starting tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18, when only Costa Rican...

Costa Rican schools open their doors to displaced Nicaraguan children

The first day at a new school can be nerve-wracking for any child. But for Lina* and Miguel*, their first day of class in Upala, a small city near Costa Rica’s northern border with Nicaragua, was nothing short of life-changing. That is because the two...

US$1.6 Million Dollars Seized At Nicaragua Border

The Policia Control de Drogas (PCD) confirmed the seizure of US$1,617,259 dollars hidden in the trailer from Honduras at the Peñas Blancas border crossing with Nicaragua. The PCD reports stopping at the border crossing and after a close inspection found the hidden cash. The driver...

Costa Rica Bureaucracy Affecting Central America

  Q COSTA RICA – The dream that the border post of Tablillas, in Los Chiles, becoming the great gateway to the Central American logistics corridor, is still far from being a reality. On the Nicaraguan side everything is ready for cargo to be transported to...

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