Costa Rica Says 13 Ticos Detained and One Assassinated in Nicaragua Since The Beginning of the Protests Against Ortega

Thirteen Costa Ricans have been arrested and one was killed in Nicaragua since the April 18, 2018 protests broke out over pension reforms that became a demand for the departure of President Daniel Ortega and his wife and vice-president Rosario Murillo.
The Consul General of Costa Rica in Managua, Óscar Camacho, explained that these are people who were linked to the demonstrations in opposition to the Ortega regime, although they were not necessarily direct participants.
Camacho added that all are rooted in the neighboring country.
The Costa Rican – Nicaraguan dual citizen Lucia Piñeda is awaiting trial charged with “incitement to hatred and terrorist acts”.
The diplomat further explained that ten of the detainees have dual nationality (Costa Rican and Nicaraguan), while the other three have only Costa Rican

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