"Nicaragua is experiencing a mass exodus after a year of political turmoil and violence that has cost more than 300 lives. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) now estimate that around 62 000 people have fled the country due to the unrest, most of them to Costa Rica."
"According to the UNHCR, is the exodus to the neighboring country often dangerous. Among those who have fled are college students, dissidents, journalists, doctors and human rights defenders."
"In april last year, broke out in the month-long protests against president Daniel Ortega's rule, and since then has been fighting flared up periodically. Talks between the government and the opposition, in order to overcome the crisis broke down as late as last week."
"Both the U.S. and the EU have threatened Ortega's government with sanctions, while the protesters are demanding that all those arrested during the protests are released. More than 700 people have been arrested in the past year, the majority of whom are still in prison. The past was released in april, however, a fifty."
"the Opposition in Nicaragua, accusing the 73-year-old Ortega government to be corrupt, tyrannical and incompetent, and to control the impoverished country with an iron fist."