Protests in Costa Rica Turn Violent over Nicarguan Immigrants
Some of them arrived without clothes and money. They don't have family or friends where they can sleep at night or economic resources to help them.
Organizations like SOS Nicaragua have taken on the task of easing the burden of their fellow citizens who arrived in Costa Rica.
This an event of solidarity with the people of Nicaragua. Different groups of Costa Rican artists are performing in support of Nicaraguans who are asking for asylum.
SOS Nicaragua also provides food.
Please help us. We're living in violence because of President Daniel Ortega and his wife Rosario Murio. But not all Costa Ricans have opened their arms to the Nicaraguan migrants. Protests in the Central American capital flared up this weekend.
I can't go to Nicaragua and stay in a park and say “this is my Park.” We deserve respect. Respect.
Some of the demonstrations turned violent. During the speech, Costa Rican president Carlos Alvarado rejected the violence and ensured the country that his nation will continue to receive Nicaraguans.
Today we are receiving people in our country - some are wounded or at risk; others are persecuted and because of their vulnerability, they seek refuge in our country. But not everyone is convinced: a group that opposes the arrival of more Nicaraguan migrants has scheduled another protest this week.