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Costa Rica: Hundreds protest against Nicaraguan migrants in San Jose02:59

Costa Rica: Hundreds protest against Nicaraguan migrants in San Jose

Costa Rica, San Jose
September 3, 2018 at 06:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of people protested against Nicaraguan migrants and the Costa Rican government's immigration policy in San Jose on Sunday.

"Right now Costa Rica is not in the condition to have foreigners. There are a lot of people with needs in the country, without a home, without studies. Right now the people are upset," one protester said.

The ongoing political crisis in Nicaragua has seen prompted thousands of people to move to Costa Rica. Since April, over 260 people have died in anti-government demonstrations in Nicaragua that have often led to clashes with security forces.

Nearly 8,000 asylum claims by Nicaraguan nationals have been registered in Costa Rica and 15,000 given later appointments since April, according to Costa Rican authorities.

More than 40 people were reportedly arrested after an anti-Nicaraguan protest in San Jose on August 18.

Costa Rica: Hundreds protest against Nicaraguan migrants in San Jose02:59
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Hundreds of people protested against Nicaraguan migrants and the Costa Rican government's immigration policy in San Jose on Sunday.

"Right now Costa Rica is not in the condition to have foreigners. There are a lot of people with needs in the country, without a home, without studies. Right now the people are upset," one protester said.

The ongoing political crisis in Nicaragua has seen prompted thousands of people to move to Costa Rica. Since April, over 260 people have died in anti-government demonstrations in Nicaragua that have often led to clashes with security forces.

Nearly 8,000 asylum claims by Nicaraguan nationals have been registered in Costa Rica and 15,000 given later appointments since April, according to Costa Rican authorities.

More than 40 people were reportedly arrested after an anti-Nicaraguan protest in San Jose on August 18.