Tag: Costa Rica

‘Sharp rise’ In Nicaraguans Fleeing To Costa Rica, Strains Asylum System

Around three per cent of Costa Rica’s population is now made up of Nicaraguan refugees and asylum seekers, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. Doubling in number over the last eight months, the agency now estimates that there are more than 150,000 Nicaraguans who have crossed over the southern border, seeking refuge in […]

Nicaragua Finds Boat With Bodies Of 6 Migrants In Caribbean

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — Nicaraguan authorities said the bodies of six people, apparently migrants, have been found in a small boat drifting off the Caribbean coast. The Interior Ministry said a Republic of Guinea passport belonging to a 31-year-old man was found on one of the bodies. The passport had no Nicaraguan entry stamp in it. […]