200 Nicaraguans Claim Asylum Daily In Costa Rica, Fleeing Violent Unrest

scosta | August 26, 2018 | Costa Rica News

A refugee crisis is growing in Central America as tens of thousands of Nicaraguans pour into neighboring Costa Rica seeking safety from the political crisis at home. For more than four months, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has responded forcefully to nationwide protests, which initially began in opposition to a hike in social security taxes and quickly erupted into a call for his resignation.

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