Facing terrorism charges and death threats, thousands of Nicaraguans flee to Costa Rica

RÍO SAN JUAN, Nicaragua—On a rainy morning in Nicaragua’s south, two men step out of the jungle and into a boat that will transport them a short distance over the border with Costa Rica, slipping past border guards and police to safety.
Both were among those spearheading roadblocks protesting the government of President Daniel Ortega in the city of Masaya, which in July was the target of an operation by police and loyalist paramilitaries to quash

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