Nicaraguan Refugees in Costa Rica: “I don’t understand why people hate us”

One year ago, on 18 April 2018, Nicaraguans took to the streets to protest against proposed changes to the country’s social security system.

The protests soon widened into calls for the resignation of President Daniel Ortega, whose government responded with a deadly crackdown. More than 300 people were killed and thousands injured.

Tens of thousands of Nicaraguans have since fled to neighbouring Costa Rica, but as my report from the capital, San José, shows not all received the welcome they had hoped for.

Read my online report on the BBC website or listen to my radio report for BBC World Service radio:

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