200 Nicaraguans a day applying for asylum in Costarica
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CNN reports that an average of 200 Nicaraguans a day are applying for asylum in neighboring Costa Rica, overwhelming the nation’s immigration authorities, according to the UN’s refugee agency (UNHCR).

In recent months, the number of asylum applications has increased exponentially as Nicaragua enters its fifth consecutive month of anti-government unrest.

Nearly 8,000 asylum claims by Nicaraguans have been registered in Costa Rica since April and some 15,000 more have been given appointments for later registration, UNHCR reported.

CNN

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