Fleeing violence, Nicaraguans seek safety in Costa Rica

The thin, bespectacled medical student acted as a paramedic in street protests in Nicaragua until gun-toting paramilitaries detained him last month.
“They beat me, they put a towel on my face and poured water on me until I felt like I was drowning,” says the student, who goes by the name of ‘Lobo,’ or ‘Wolf’ in Spanish, a tag he gained in the demonstrations.
“There was lots of psychological abuse too.”
Nicaragua’s current political crisis began April 18

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