23,000 Nicaraguans seeks asylum in Costa Rica: UN

GENEVA, Switzerland—Nearly 23,000 people fleeing turmoil in Nicaragua have sought asylum in neighboring Costa Rica, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday, as it announced a beefed up presence in the region.
Three months of protests against Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega’s rule and the brutal response by security forces and paramilitary groups have killed more than 300 people, according to rights groups.
“The number of asylum applications by Nicaraguans in neighboring Costa Rica and other countries has increased

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