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Daniel Ortega’s most wanted: Nicaragua’s exiles in Costa Rica

Forty years ago, Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murillo hid together in safe houses around Costa Rica’s capital while waiting for the imminent fall of the Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza. Nicaraguan students Carlos, 21, Moises, 19, Cristopher, 19, and Randol, 30, at the house...

One year into Nicaragua crisis, more than 55,000 Seek Refuge In Costa Rica

(UNHCR) April 16, 2019 - A year into Nicaragua’s political and social crisis, an estimated 62,000 people have fled to neighbouring countries, with the vast majority - some 55,500 – seeking refuge in Costa Rica. Many – in what is overwhelmingly a refugee flow –...

Young Nicaraguan Refugees Face Hardships in Costa Rica

The Nicaraguan refugee community that grew in Costa Rica in recent months, following the socio-political outbreak of April 18, 2018, have had to face many economic and emotional difficulties to survive in the different refuges that Costa Rica offers them. Many of these refugees are...

Government investigates alleged clandestine shelters in Costa Rica for the persecuted by Ortega

The government of Carlos Alvarado is trying to confirm the existence of a supposed network of people who provide clandestine shelter to Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rican territory. Security Minister Micheal Soto on Tuesday said the government is reacting to a report in the New...

“I Do Not See The Nicaraguan Migration As A Danger For Costa Rica”

The recent xenophobic attack against Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica is an expression of "ignorance", "fanaticism" and "a very misunderstood form of what is patriotism and nationalism," says Costa Rican sociologist Abelardo Morales, who specializes in migration issues, borders, and social development. For Morales, a...

Donations Being Collected in the U.S. for Nicaraguan Refugees in Costa Rica

Nicaraguan organizations in South Florida will collect clothing and blankets to be sent to thousands of Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica. The non-profit organization "Miami Managua Lions Club" will receive donations of coats, clothing of all ages and sizes, shoes, quilts, towels, sheets, sanitary pads...

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