Nicaragua unrest: New refugee crisis unfolding in Latin America

Immigration authorities say so far 23,000 Nicaraguans have applied for asylum in neighbouring Costa Rica since deadly political unrest erupted in April.

by

    A new refugee crisis is growing in Latin America, where a mass exodus of Venezuelans is impacting neighbouring countries.

    Thousands of Nicaraguans are fleeing to neighbouring Costa Rica, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), to escape persecution at home.

    Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from San Jose, Costa Rica.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    A relatively new independence and fresh waves of conflict inspire a South Sudanese refugee to build antiwar video games.