Demonstration against xenophobia in Costa Rica

Empathy and solidarity was the tone of the messages expressed during a good part of the morning and afternoon in San José city,  in a demonstration against xenophobia and support with immigrants and refugees from Nicaragua and other countries. 

Several thousand Nicaraguans have fled from the escalating violence and political persecution in their home country to Costa Rica to apply for asylum there. Protests against the government of authoritarian President Ortega have been escalating in the Central American country since mid-April. According to human rights organizations, about 450 people have died in the protests so far. 

Costa Rica 08/25/2018.  

video and photos by : Roberto Carlos Sánchez @rosanchezphoto , some photos on assignment for DPA news agency.

A disguised man participates in a demonstration against xenophobia in Costa Rica and in support of in support of refugees from Nicaragua. Photo: Roberto Carlos Sanchez/dpa

A woman takes part in a demonstration against xenophobia in Costa Rica and in support of the refugees from Nicaragua. Photo: Roberto Carlos Sanchez/dpa

Many people take part in a demonstration against xenophobia in Costa Rica and in support of in support of refugees from Nicaragua. Photo: Roberto Carlos Sanchez/dpa

A woman calls out slogans during a demonstration against xenophobia in Costa Rica and in support of the refugees from Nicaragua. Photo: Roberto Carlos Sanchez/dpa

A woman wears a hair band with the inscription ‘Nicaragua me duele’ (Nicaragua hurts me) during a demonstration against xenophobia in Costa Rica and to support the refugees from Nicaragua. Photo: Roberto Carlos Sanchez/dpa

Demonstrators hold flags of Nicaragua and Venezuela at a demonstration against xenophobia in Costa Rica and in support of refugees from Nicaragua. Photo: Roberto Carlos Sanchez/dpa

more photos on rosanchezphoto´s flickr https://flic.kr/s/aHsmmxjYVy


Fleeing violence, Nicaraguans seek safety in Costa Rica

Killings. 

Human rights violations. 

Political turmoil. 

Thousands of Nicaraguans have sought asylum in neighboring Costa Rica since April 2018 

Nicaragua is involved in an escalation of violence since the first 2 weeks of April 2018, people have taken to the streets demanding President Daniel Ortega stand down, rights groups say more about 400 people have been killed many by the government repression and the participation of paramilitary groups, this situation has forced many citizens to leave the country to the neighboring Costa Rica, authorities have registered nearly 8,000 asylum claims and given future appointments to 15,000 other asylum seekers

Full English Reportage on UNHCRtrib.al/8JZiBt6

Reportaje en Español en ACNURhttps://bit.ly/2MIPLgH

Photos by@rosanchezphoto  on assignment for UNHCR @Refugees @RefugeesMedia



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