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“I Do Not See The Nicaraguan Migration As A Danger For Costa Rica”

The recent xenophobic attack against Nicaraguan refugees in Costa Rica is an expression of “ignorance”, “fanaticism” and “a very misunderstood form of what is patriotism and nationalism,” says Costa Rican sociologist Abelardo Morales, who specializes in migration issues, borders, and social development.
Some 400 Costa Ricans demonstrated in downtown San Jose on Saturday against Nicaraguan migration in Costa Rica
For Morales, a professor at the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (UNA), the xenophobic demonstration in La Merced park in downtown San Jose on Saturday, where 44 people were arrested, is a symptom of a “discontent with the Costa Rican social system that is negatively channeled by some sectors against the Nicaraguans”.
Morales warns that the refusal of the Government of Nicaragua to seek a dialogue solution to the

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