San José’s little Nicaragua: La Merced Park after hate

La Merced Park has been a meeting center for Nicaraguan migrants for decades. Then it was abruptly hit by a xenophobic group marching against immigration last week.
“We want Costa Rica free of bastards,” “Let’s fly the flag for our country and kill these Nicaraguans,” can be heard in the recordings.
“It was a nightmare, the memory is horrifying,” says Doña Socorro, an enchilada vendor who asked not to be identified. Doña Socorro says she didn’t know

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